Rural Fire restriction - Lifted
Friday 5 Feb 2106 4 pm
OPEN RURAL FIRE SEASON
Notice is hereby given that the previously advertised Rural Fire Restriction requiring a permit to burn an open air fire, which extended over the whole of the Hurunui District Council Rural Fire Authority area, is lifted from 4pm Friday 5 February 2016, to be replaced by an Open Fire Season.
Fires may now be lit in the open without a permit in Hurunui Rural Fire jurisdiction areas
Restrictions may be re-imposed at a later date if weather conditions create a potentially dangerous fire situation.
- Please check our signs and website before lighting.
- Please take time to notify your local Chief Fire Officer of your intent to burn to avoid false alarms.
- All residents are requested to take care when lighting fires in the open, and are reminded that legal liability for costs associated with fighting fire escapes lie with the person lighting the fire.
- Before lighting a fire in the open, due care must be given to current and future weather conditions, adequacy of fire breaks, and the patrolling of fires until completely out.
- No fires are to be lit after dark.
- Please refrain from burning stumps and other large fuels as they can smoulder for weeks or months, creating problems in future strong wind conditions.
- Those lighting fires have a duty of care to their neighbours and a duty to prevent the spread of fire.
The burning of open air fires is prohibited in Urban/Township areas and are not included in this notice, you will need contact your local Fire authority for open air burning rules.
Outdoor fires may not be lit in residential areas except with consent from Environment Canterbury.
Permit still required
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.
PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER