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Cecil Peak Fire Update

Cecil Peak Fire Update


Fire crews have finished dampening down the site of last night’s fire on Cecil Peak.

Incident Controller Mark Mawhinney, from the Department of Conservation, said that the area would continue to be monitored to ensure that the fire did not flare up again, with warm weather forecast to continue for several days.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

Meanwhile, both DOC and the Queenstown Lakes District Council have issued a reminder that a total fire ban is in place across the Queenstown Lakes District. This means that gas and electric BBQs are the only outdoor fires permitted, except for those in approved permanent outdoor fireplaces.

This effectively rules out all open campfires.


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