Gisborne firefighters off to help Nelson crews

SENIOR firefighters from Gisborne have been deployed to the Nelson district to help out with the co-ordination of the ongoing firefighting effort to battle the terrible fires down there.

Tairawhiti assistant area fire commander Rob Karaitiana and rural team leader Tony Kendrew flew out of Gisborne for Nelson this morning.

“They are needed to give those already on the frontlines there a break,” a Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said.

“The JNL forest fire team led by Dylan Foster with 20 personnel are on standby, along with deputy principal rural fire officer Dave Ion and area fire commander Charlie Turei.”

They would be sent to Nelson if required.

SENIOR firefighters from Gisborne have been deployed to the Nelson district to help out with the co-ordination of the ongoing firefighting effort to battle the terrible fires down there.

Tairawhiti assistant area fire commander Rob Karaitiana and rural team leader Tony Kendrew flew out of Gisborne for Nelson this morning.

“They are needed to give those already on the frontlines there a break,” a Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said.

“The JNL forest fire team led by Dylan Foster with 20 personnel are on standby, along with deputy principal rural fire officer Dave Ion and area fire commander Charlie Turei.”

They would be sent to Nelson if required.

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