Massive scrub fire in New Zealand leaves aluminum smelter on edge

Oct 28, 2005 | 06:28 PM | Natalia Kassakovich

A big scrub fire near Bluff, New Zealand, threatened to leave the 330,000-tonne-per-year New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd. (NZAS) without power, according to local media reports.

The fire started late Wednesday and firefighters were still attempting to douse hotspots as of early Saturday morning, reports said. The fire destroyed more than 1,140 hectares of....

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