Firefighters battle huge paddock blaze

JODY O'CALLAGHAN
Last updated 16:35 12/02/2014
West Coast Rd fire
Stacy Squires/Fairfax NZ
FULL SPRAY: Firefighters tackle the scrub blaze that cut through 1200sqm just west of Christchurch.

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A large fire has broken out just west of Christchurch.

There were nine fire trucks fighting the 1200 square-metre blaze that started in a paddock and shelter belt just before 4pm, a Southern fire communications spokesman said.

Firefighters were still working to contain the fire on Old West Coast Rd.

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