Prohibited Fire Season

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 22(2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act (1977), a Prohibited Fire Season is extended over the whole of the Hurunui District Rural Fire Authority fire jurisdiction as from 1159pm, Tuesday 12 March 2013 until further notice.

During the Prohibited Fire Season, it is an offence to light any fires in the open air without a ‘Special Fire Permit’ issued by the Hurunui District Council Principal Rural Fire Officer.  This prohibition includes the use of all barbecues which use or contain solid fuels. As braziers or other similar devices use solid fuel and constitute a fire in the open air, their use is also prohibited. Gas fuelled barbecues and gas cookers, which contain no charcoal or solid fuel are exempt from this notice provided a high-pressure water supply is available.

The Principal Rural Fire Officer can be contacted on 03-314 8816.