Residents of New Zealand on the flight for wildland
Photo: Hollandse Hoogte
Thousands of New Zealanders are in the city of Christchurch, their houses had fled because of fierce forest fires. Approximately 700 hectares of forest has already been destroyed by the flames.
The authorities have Wednesday the state of emergency was declared. The fire raging in the Port Hills in the largest city of New Zealand on the south Island.
Certainly seven houses fell all prey to the fire. At the bluswerkzaamheden collapsed Tuesday in a helicopter, which the pilot was killed.
According to the ministry of Defence will also be soldiers to be deployed to combat the fire.