New Zealand has seen some significant scrub and grassland fires, but the Nelson blaze is thought to be the biggest to tear through forest land since 1955.
The fire covers more than 2,300 hectares (5,700 acres) with a 25km (15 mile) perimeter.
"While I'm immensely relieved there's been no loss of life and want to thank all of those involved in tackling this vast fire, it's clear there are going to be some hard times ahead until we get the fire fully under control and people back to their homes", she said.
Strong winds were expected, and officials warned that Sunday could be a "critical danger point" for the fire.
About 190 firefighters, 10 helicopters and two planes were deployed to battle the fire.
He said residents of valleys outside the village, which are much closer to the fire front, would have to remain in emergency accommodation until further notice.
Death toll rises to 21 in Istanbul building collapse
So far, 14 people have been pulled alive from the wreckage of the building in Istanbul's mostly residential Kartal district. Environment Minister Murat Kurum, who accompanied Erdogan, said the block had housed 14 apartments and three businesses.
However, he warned that the fight was not over. But he added that he's hopeful valley residents will also be able to return home soon.
"When you have to leave your home and in some cases your livestock and animals and you don't know what's become of them, and you're staying with friends and family, then it's an uncertain situation for everybody", she told Reuters by telephone.
Authorities have said they believe the original fire was caused by a spark from agricultural machinery.
Fires of this size are unusual for New Zealand, with local media calling it the worst bushfire in 50 years.
"There's a high risk that what we end up with is a more flammable landscape that is more vulnerable to fire", George Perry, professor of environmental science at the University of Auckland, told the Guardian.
Il marque avec Marseille. "Sincèrement, je suis content pour lui car on avait de très bonnes relations tous les deux". Si Patrick Vieira peut l'avoir mauvaise, l'entraîneur niçois préfère rester beau joueur avec son ancien attaquant.
Legislation approved a year ago , for example, allows jail sentences for people convicted of aiding asylum-seekers. The speech also included some rhetoric against the European Union , as well as Hungarian investor George Soros.
Solskjaer is now preparing for the future as the Express suggest United are expected to be extremely active in the transfer market as they look to become genuine title challengers again and Sessegnon has emerged as a target.
Le 32ème sommet de l'Union africaine s'est ouvert avec un changement à la tête de l'instance continentale suite à la fin du mandat du président rwandais, Paul Kagamé, qui a passé la main à l'Egytptien, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.
The former Premier League club are languishing in mid-table in League Two, the fourth tier of the English game. This will be the first senior managerial role of Scholes' career with a club he supported as a child.
Clearly, people were upset on behalf of the Motown legends they grew up loving. "You gotta do what's in your heart". She added: "I grew up with this music and me and my sisters, the three of us, we were, like, the backups".
Huawei shored up its lead after unit shipments soared 23.3 per cent, leading all major brands, according to IDC. Apple said it will pursue iPhone price cuts in markets that has been affected by the stronger dollar.
United States team in Beijing for trade talks
Hua's warning came as both sides were in Beijing to prepare for a new round of talks this week. The operation was the second in the South China Sea reported by the US Navy this year.
NASA seeks industry help for human lunar landers
The base would be used as a checkpoint between Earth and Mars while also allowing astronauts to study the moon in close detail. A key aspect of this proposed approach is to use the Gateway for roundtrip journeys to and from the surface of the Moon.