Tasman fire: The raging inferno in pictures

The fire that broke out south of Nelson on Tuesday is still raging, but authorities say it's relatively contained.

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne said on Thursday evacuations are still in place and will stay in place for several days.

Images from the scene depict a scorched landscape blanketed in heavy smoke, as firefighters worked through the night to contain the inferno. 

Image taken from Marybank, township lying to the north of Nelson.
Image taken from Marybank, township lying to the north of Nelson. Photo credit: Julie Burt / Facebook
The inferno raged through the night.
The inferno raged through the night. Photo credit: Supplied / Shaun Mahon
A view from Pigeon Valley.
A view from Pigeon Valley. Photo credit: Kristy King Turner / Facebook
The smoke seen from a distance.
The smoke seen from a distance. Photo credit: Supplied
The fire burning through the night.
The fire burning through the night. Photo credit: Tasman-Marlborough Fire Brigade
View from Ranzau Rd, south of Nelson.
View from Ranzau Rd, south of Nelson. Photo credit: Tania Smith Ne Weller / Facebook

Newshub. 

Contact Newshub with your story tips:
news@newshub.co.nz