Scant rain pushes up bushfire danger.
The worst is expected on Saturday night.
The fire has been burning for four days in the Taranaki Forest near the coast. It has prompted warnings across Australia and New Zealand from a weather warning issued by the bureau of the Bureau of Meteorology warning of possible severe bushfire conditions between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
A state of emergency has also been declared in the Taranaki Forest near the coast.
Firefighters have been using their air force jet-ski search planes to search for areas that could be engulfed in a fire.
Firefighters say fire crews are trying to locate areas of burned and partially burnt land close to the beach area where a group of people died early yesterday morning, and nearby homes in a remote corner of the forest near the coast.
Fire crews say a blaze has been starting on the Taranaki Forest near the coast. (Facebook/Taranaki Fire)
Chief Inspector David Scew said crews used search and rescue helicopters, water cannon and helicopters to search through burnt bush.
He said the fire had started overnight in the bush and it did not appear to be controlled by crews.
Fire crews are using their air force jet-ski search planes to search for areas that could be engulfed in a fire. (Facebook/Taranaki Fire)
At least one man has been injured in the fire and emergency services are waiting to have him flown in for treatment.
The man is understood to be fine but could require further treatment in the bush.
Firefighters say that if the fire was brought under control by Thursday night the area could still have a good chance of sheltering people who may be trapped.
Taranaki Fire Service chief Inspector David Scew said the firefighter더킹카지노s were working around the clock to save people trapped in a dangerous fire. (Photo by Scott Thomson/News Corp Australia)
Firefighters were told at 8.46pm that they had lost sight of a group of people inside a cabin in the forest.
Firefighters were sent into the forest by air on Friday night and were using helicopter search planes to locate and rescue the people trapped.
He said the men, with their families were not inside the cabin, and it was too early to say if they were alive.