Restricted Fire Season Starts Tonight
Source: Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Restricted Fire Season
Fire and Emergency New Zealand declares a Restricted Fire Season, effective from midnight, Friday 13th December 2019 in the following areas:
Those lands encompassed by the Hurunui District Council, Waimakariri District Council, Christchurch City Council and Selwyn District Council.
A permit is required to light a fire in open air in these areas.
See www.checkitsalright.nz for types of fire which have been authorised as not being fires in open air and do not need a permit.
Any fire permits issued during a Restricted Fire Season are suspended if Fire and Emergency declares a Prohibited Fire Season or prohibits fire in open air in these areas.
Principal Rural Fire Officer
To check the season status for you location please visit www.checkitsalright.nz or call 0800 658 628.
Further information about fire seasons is available at www.fireandemergency.nz