Nelson fires - Pigeon Valley residents asked to leave their homes
Residents of Pigeon Valley are being asked to leave their homes due to the weather conditions and heavy smoke.
Pigeon Valley residents were given an early warning to prepare for evacuation and are now being asked to leave.
People are asked to report to Wakefield Civil Defence Centre or report to Civil Defence on 03 543 8400.
Police are working with all agencies to conduct this evacuation and ensure residents are safe and informed.
Extra New Zealand Defence Force personnel are assisting NZ Police with evacuations.
All residents are asked to continue to follow advice issued by Civil Defence and take all precautions.