Fire crews, helicopters fighting forestry blaze in Otago

Fire crews have been working through the night to extinguish a forestry fire near Palmerston, north of Dunedin.

Source: 1 NEWS

The blaze on Chalmers Road is around seven hectares in size. 

Four helicopters are on the scene this morning to assist efforts using monsoon buckets.

There are 17 various trucks still fighting the blaze.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand received reports of flames in the area just before 9pm last night. They also received reports of powerlines toppled over.