Christchurch Port Hills fire evacuation and road closures map

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Where Christchurch residents can and can't go owing to the Port Hills fire. Information provided by the Christchurch City Council.


A map of the area affected by the Port Hills fire as of 7am Thursday.

READ MORE:
Live: Christchurch Port Hills fire
* Fires: Need-to-know-info
* Owner watches on as home burns
* Adventure park safe 'miracle'
* Videos: Battling the blaze
* Photos: Port Hills fire - day four

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Smoke sweeps across the Port Hills on Thursday morning.
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Smoke sweeps across the Port Hills on Thursday morning.

 - Stuff

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Auckland

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Town belt changes approved

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Canterbury

SH1 reopening let slip

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Waikato

New theatre unveiled

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Camping consultation

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