Fires in NZ, NSW

It’s been devastated by earthquakes in recent years ... now Christchurch faces the threat of bushfire ...

Kim Baker-Wilson from News-Talk ZB says the fire is getting closer to urban areas...

A state of emergency has been declared in Christchurch and Selwyn ...

8 homes have been destroyed ... and 450 more evacuated.

Meantime ... firefighters in NSW are bracing for more hot weather in the coming days ... 17 fires are burning out of control ... and they’re working to strengthen containment lines...

Paul Best from the RFS says the heat in the coming days will not be as bad as Sunday...

35 homes have been destroyed after catastrophic conditions over the weekend.

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