She was seen stopping to pick up an item on the corner of Collingwood St.
But they might have to leave at a moment's notice.
Firefighters want to track down the Christchurch locals, who made the trip two nights in a row.
It's a tough time for growers and farmers coping with a lack of water.
It was just 80km from where the Tasman blaze is raging.
They mustn't let their pride prevent them from asking for help, writes Jan Gillanders.
Pilot Alan Beck was captured in action by 11-year-old Leon Fenemor.
One local firefighter's keen to give it pride of place at the Fire Station's reception.
Residents of other valleys have restricted access to their homes.
Crews are dealing with flare-ups, but the community's rallying around them.
"It will have severe implications for our horticulture sector and seasonal workers."
"I was thinking a truckload, but it has just snowballed."
"You have just proven your worth in gold."
The fire is contained, but not under control.
The state of emergency is place for the next seven days.
"It's simply too dangerous to be there."
Civil Defence is warning residents not to become complacent.
There is still a fire risk in the area.