Hawkes Bay on Fire

Today has seen many fires break out across Hawkes Bay with HB Civil Defence declaring a State of Emergency. 

Fire crews have been brought in from outside the region to help local crews tackle the situation.

These images were shot from the top of Te Mata Peak this afternoon.

EDIT: Scroll to the bottom to see additional images shot this evening...

All images Copyright: Simon Cartwright Photography Ltd, 2017
 

EDIT: At 10:30pm this evening I took another drive up the Peak (or as far as the boy-racer gates would allow me to go)...  This one was shot at 11:12pm...