Open Fire Season

5pm 1 April 2016

Fire restrictions for the Hurunui District Council Rural Fire Authority area are lifted from 5pm Friday 1 April 2016 and replaced by an Open Fire Season.

Please take care when lighting fires in the open. Costs associated with putting fires out belong to the person responsible for lighting the fire.

Tips for lighting fires in the open:

Property owners within the Hill and High Country area of the Hurunui District Council Rural Fire Authority, the Ashley Rural Fire District and Department of Conservation Estate fire safety margin are reminded that a Restricted Fire Season is commonly in place all year round within these areas, and that the relevant fire authority should be contacted for a permit prior to any burning.

Allan Grigg

PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER