Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Matakana fire now contained

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Matakana fire now contained

The Dome Valley fire in Matakana has not spread overnight and all active burning is now within the containment lines.

A large ground based crew of 75 firefighters with two diggers and one bulldozer are onsite today. One helicopter is providing aerial support and another is on standby.

Bryan Cartelle, Principal Rural Fire Officer, says it is good to see progress but their job is certainly not over.

“The operation is now predominately ground based with the team continuing efforts to strengthen the containments line, put out active flames and dampen hot spots.

“Rugged terrain means this is pretty tough work and I want to acknowledge the dedication of all our volunteer firefighters and partners over the latter part of this fire season.

“The Auckland fire ban has now been in place for a month and we expect everyone to be following it without exception. Breaches of the ban and careless behaviour will not be tolerated,” he says.

The household water tankers have now been released from the operation and the community is thanked for its support.

“Our priority is wrapping this fire up as quickly as we can and also minimising impacts on the community, especially unpleasant smoke and dust.”

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news