Multiple blazes keep fire brigades frantic
‘‘We don’t want anything to get cracking. It probably wouldn’t stop till it got to the sea.
‘‘We almost had split personalities there for a moment.
‘‘We’d just got the call to stop going to one [at Mt Aspiring Rd] when the call came through to go to Tarras,’’ Anderson said.
Galloway was in a similar state of flux, with the Wanaka brigade dealing to the 4sqm paddock burn promptly and then asked to back up the Luggate crew as they raced to Tarras.
The Tarras fire was a small reignition of the 8ha burn at the weekend that Anderson said had ‘‘every firefighter and his brother’’ turn out from as far away as Clyde.
Galloway says ‘‘a bit of rain would be nice’’ but notes the weather forecast does not offer respite, with fine weather to continue for several days.
‘‘It is extremely dry so people will need to be careful and vigilant,’’ Galloway said.