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Restricted Fire Season Declared in Waimakariri District

Thursday, December 07, 2017   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: prevention, safety, emergencies

Waimakariri District Council media release: 6th December 2017

As a result of the dry and dangerous conditions in North Canterbury, a restricted fire season has been declared for the Waimakariri District from midnight Saturday 9th December 2017.  This means fires cannot be lit in the open without a permit from Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ).

20171206_ Fire Fighting TrainingAuthorities say they haven’t seen similar conditions since the “Summer of Flames” in 2003/2004 and all fire indices are climbing quickly towards extreme.  The lack of strong North Westerlies thus far has helped limit the fire risk, however unless there is significant rainfall the district is headed towards a serious fire season. 

North Canterbury Fire and Emergency Principal Rural Fire Officer Bruce Janes says “We want people and property to stay safe this summer. If anyone sees anything suspicious, call 111 and report it. If you’re intending to burn you need to understand the risks and make sure you plan for the worst case scenario. Take the necessary precautions to stay safe.”

A fire permit allows you to light a fire in the open air in a specific location in a restricted fire season. There are conditions on the permit, these relate to where and when you can light a fire. You must comply with the conditions of the permit and it is an offence to light an open fire without a fire permit during a restricted fire season.

Bruce says getting a permit is easy and doesn’t cost anything, “All you have to do is log into our website and follow the directions.  The permit system helps us to know who is burning and when so we can deal with enquiries.” 

Permits also give Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) a chance to check out how the fire is being managed, and can help you plan to make sure it is totally out and safe.

Jurisdiction over fire seasons and issuing of permits is now under the control of FENZ.

Find out more about obtaining a fire permit or if you have any concerns over non-permitted or unsafe burning practices on the FENZ website.

Find out how to be fire ready from the Waimakariri District Council.

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