Photos: Choppers, fire crews battle blazes in Christchurch's Port Hills

The Port Hills fire burns.
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The Port Hills fire burns.

Helicopters and fire crews are battling blazes in Christchurch's Port Hills for a third day.

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The Port Hills fire burned over a large area.
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The Port Hills fire burned over a large area.

Christchurch residents look on as the Port Hills fire burns.
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Christchurch residents look on as the Port Hills fire burns.

Emergency services respond to the Port Hills fire.
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Emergency services respond to the Port Hills fire.

Fires burn towards Sugerloaf.
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Fires burn towards Sugerloaf.

Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.
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Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.

Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.
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Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.

Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.
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Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.

The Port Hills fire continues to burn through the night. View from Bengal Drive in Cashmere.
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The Port Hills fire continues to burn through the night. View from Bengal Drive in Cashmere.

The Port Hills fire at midnight on Thursday.
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The Port Hills fire at midnight on Thursday.

Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.
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Fire burning in Victoria Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday evening.

Way past the witching hour, fire blazes on at Port Hills.
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Way past the witching hour, fire blazes on at Port Hills.

Blazing flames taken from Huntsbury looking towards the Cashmere ridgeline.
WAYNE MUNRO

Blazing flames taken from Huntsbury looking towards the Cashmere ridgeline.

Pictures taken from Awatea Overbridge by Adrian Dinnissen
ADRIAN DINNISSEN

Pictures taken from Awatea Overbridge by Adrian Dinnissen

Flames tore through the trees at Victoria Park on Wednesday evening.
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Flames tore through the trees at Victoria Park on Wednesday evening.

An aerial view of Port Hills fire taken by Michael Hodgson, a passenger on a Dunedin to Christchurch flight.

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View of the Port Hills fire from Westmorland on Wednesday evening.
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View of the Port Hills fire from Westmorland on Wednesday evening.

View of the Port Hills fire from Westmorland on Wednesday evening.
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View of the Port Hills fire from Westmorland on Wednesday evening.

David and Michael Chadwick, 3, watch the Port Hills fire from State Highway 75 on Wednesday.
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David and Michael Chadwick, 3, watch the Port Hills fire from State Highway 75 on Wednesday.

Flames take hold of trees near houses on Worsleys Road.
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Flames take hold of trees near houses on Worsleys Road.

Helicopters battle the Port Hills fire over Westmorland on Tuesday.
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Helicopters battle the Port Hills fire over Westmorland on Tuesday.

Alex Bougen

Timelapse footage of the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills

Flames leap out of a large pine plantation behind Westmorland along Worsleys Spur consumed by the huge fire on the Port ...
Joseph Johnson

Flames leap out of a large pine plantation behind Westmorland along Worsleys Spur consumed by the huge fire on the Port Hills.

Smoke from the fire raging in Port Hills.
Phoebe Adamson

Smoke from the fire raging in Port Hills.

Smoke covers the ridge above Kennedy's Bush.
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Smoke covers the ridge above Kennedy's Bush.

Flames leap out of a large pine plantation above Hoon Hat Valley consumed by the huge fire on the Port Hills.
Joseph Johnson

Flames leap out of a large pine plantation above Hoon Hat Valley consumed by the huge fire on the Port Hills.

Distraught residents comfort each other after being stopped from entering Westmorland as the fire front headed towards ...
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Distraught residents comfort each other after being stopped from entering Westmorland as the fire front headed towards the suburb.

Smoke from the Christchurch fires rises over the city.
BRITA CORBETT

Smoke from the Christchurch fires rises over the city.

The view from Hays Bay just past Diamond Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.
ASHER DORWARD

The view from Hays Bay just past Diamond Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.

Police stop residents from entering Westmorland as the fire front heads towards the suburb.
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Police stop residents from entering Westmorland as the fire front heads towards the suburb.

Smoke from the Port Hills fires looms over the Christchurch suburb of Spreydon.
LYNDA SAWYERS

Smoke from the Port Hills fires looms over the Christchurch suburb of Spreydon.

Smoke from the Christchurch fires from the corner of Shands Rd and Edmonton Rd.
EVAN RITCHIE

Smoke from the Christchurch fires from the corner of Shands Rd and Edmonton Rd.

A view of the Christchurch fires taken by a drone in Islington.
BEN BUSSEL

A view of the Christchurch fires taken by a drone in Islington.

A view of the fires taken from the new Vodafone building in Tuam street, Christchurch.
JOHNATHAN JOHANNIS

A view of the fires taken from the new Vodafone building in Tuam street, Christchurch.

A view of the Christchurch fires from the top of the BNZ centre in the central city.
SARAH RAMSEY

A view of the Christchurch fires from the top of the BNZ centre in the central city.

View of the Christchurch fires from Mount Pleasant.
PAUL DEAVOLL

View of the Christchurch fires from Mount Pleasant.

Fire in the Port Hills seen from The Diamond Harbour Ferry.
JUDY JACKSON

Fire in the Port Hills seen from The Diamond Harbour Ferry.

What looks like a meteor streaks by as flames engulf the top of Christchurch's Port Hills.
FLETCHER BOIXO

What looks like a meteor streaks by as flames engulf the top of Christchurch's Port Hills.

Helicopters filling their monsoon buckets from Halswell quarry.
KIERAN HARRINGTON

Helicopters filling their monsoon buckets from Halswell quarry.

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills.
GARY WILSON

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills.

A satellite image from Nasa shows smoke from the fires ravaging Christchurch's Port Hills.
NASA

A satellite image from Nasa shows smoke from the fires ravaging Christchurch's Port Hills.

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills.
GARY WILSON

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills.

The fires could take days to put out, authorities said.
GARY WILSON

The fires could take days to put out, authorities said.

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills.
GARY WILSON

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills.

The fire near Governors Bay on Wednesday morning.
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The fire near Governors Bay on Wednesday morning.

Helicopters fly to fight the fire at first light.
BARRY DUNCAN

Helicopters fly to fight the fire at first light.

Thick smoke from the spreading Port Hills fire envelopes Lyttelton Harbour on Wednesday morning.
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Thick smoke from the spreading Port Hills fire envelopes Lyttelton Harbour on Wednesday morning.

Flames glow as fire spreads through the Port Hills.
HANNA ZHIONBERG

Flames glow as fire spreads through the Port Hills.

Flames consume trees near Governors Bay, Christchurch.
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Flames consume trees near Governors Bay, Christchurch.

Smoke from the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills can be seen clearly from space.
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Smoke from the fires on Christchurch's Port Hills can be seen clearly from space.

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