Photos: Christchurch Port Hills fire - day four gallery

Pool saved house: Miranda Newbury took this photo minutes before evacuating the home she shares with husband Craig and ...
MIRANDA NEWBURY

Pool saved house: Miranda Newbury took this photo minutes before evacuating the home she shares with husband Craig and their daughters in upper Worsley Road.

Images from the fourth day of the Christchurch Port Hills fire.

Email your newstips, photos and video of the fires to newstips@stuff.co.nz

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

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Large swathes of the Port Hills have been burned to a cinder.
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Large swathes of the Port Hills have been burned to a cinder.

Photos taken from Christchurch's BNZ centre a day apart (Sarah Ramsey/Supplied)
Help from Timaru arrived.
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Help from Timaru arrived.

Prime Minister Bill English and Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee visit the Christchurch-Port Hills fire Command Centre.
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Prime Minister Bill English and Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee visit the Christchurch-Port Hills fire Command Centre.

Manning the cordon at Hackthorn Road.
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Manning the cordon at Hackthorn Road.

Prime Minister Bill English and Civil Defence  Minister Gerry Brownlee visit the Christchurch-Port Hills fire command ...
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Prime Minister Bill English and Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee visit the Christchurch-Port Hills fire command centre, with a large media contingent in tow.

A helicopter battles fires on the Port Hills.
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A helicopter battles fires on the Port Hills.

Pylons at the Christchurch Adventure Park stand firm following the Port Hills fire.
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Pylons at the Christchurch Adventure Park stand firm following the Port Hills fire.

A helicopter drops water on the Port Hills fire near the Adventure Park.
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A helicopter drops water on the Port Hills fire near the Adventure Park.

Christchurch residents wait for police escort to take them to their homes in Kennedy's Bush.
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Christchurch residents wait for police escort to take them to their homes in Kennedy's Bush.

Christchurch residents wait to be escorted by police to their homes in Kennedys Bush.
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Christchurch residents wait to be escorted by police to their homes in Kennedys Bush.

Helicopters fill monsoon buckets behind the police cordon at Halswell Quarry.
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Helicopters fill monsoon buckets behind the police cordon at Halswell Quarry.

Helicopters fill monsoon buckets behind the police cordon at Halswell Quarry.
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Helicopters fill monsoon buckets behind the police cordon at Halswell Quarry.

Smoke drifts across the Port Hills, as seen from Westmorland.
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Smoke drifts across the Port Hills, as seen from Westmorland.

A lucky house surviving the Port Hills fire on Worsleys Spur.
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A lucky house surviving the Port Hills fire on Worsleys Spur.

The Port Hills fire burned on Worsleys Spur.
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The Port Hills fire burned on Worsleys Spur.

A helicopter fights the fire at Worsleys Spur.
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A helicopter fights the fire at Worsleys Spur.

Smoke billowed across the Port Hills on Wednesday night.
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Smoke billowed across the Port Hills on Wednesday night.

The sky above Christchurch glowed orange on Wednesday night as the Port Hills blaze burned.
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The sky above Christchurch glowed orange on Wednesday night as the Port Hills blaze burned.

Satellite imagery revealed the extent of the smoke billowing from the Port Hills fire.
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Satellite imagery revealed the extent of the smoke billowing from the Port Hills fire.

The Port Hills blaze burns by Sugerloaf.
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The Port Hills blaze burns by Sugerloaf.

Civil defence at Te Hapua Halswell Centre on Thursday morning.
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Civil defence at Te Hapua Halswell Centre on Thursday morning.

The wildfire engulfing Christchurch's Port Hills, seen from Bengal Drive.
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The wildfire engulfing Christchurch's Port Hills, seen from Bengal Drive.

Flames sweep behind a house at the end of Bengal Street after heading down through the Cashmere Forest and the Newly ...
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Flames sweep behind a house at the end of Bengal Street after heading down through the Cashmere Forest and the Newly developed Adventure Park.

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