Helicopters, firefighters battle intense scrub fire in north Canterbury

Blistering hot weather and strong winds are fanning a scrub fire in north Canterbury tonight.

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The region is suffering from strong winds and hot, dry conditions. Source: 1 NEWS

Two helicopters and nine firefighting crews are battling the blaze on the banks of the Ashley River. 

No buildings are under threat.

It's the third significant fire in the region today, which is suffering from extremely dry conditions.