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Fire season changes

Media release
22 April 2014


Fire season changes

Auckland Rural Fire today announced the fire season will officially change from restricted to open, meaning fire permits are no longer required for fires lit on private land within the rural fire area.

The open fire season applies across the entire Auckland region with the exception of the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands that remain in a restricted fire season, and the conservation Hauraki Gulf Islands, that remain in a prohibited fire season.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Bryan Cartelle commends Aucklanders for taking extra precautions during another hot, dry summer.

“Even though some restrictions have been lifted fires should still be managed responsibly during an open fire season. If you wish to light an open fire in a rural area you should locate it well away from trees, long grass and any structures and always keep at a manageable size.”

During an open fire season, complying fires must;

• be used in a safe and considerate manner
• be lit and be of a size that burns out during daylight hours
• not be a land clearing fire
• have no green vegetation included
• have no rubber or plastic items or toxic materials included
• have no treated timber or building waste included.

For information on fire safety and tips for the safe lighting of open air fires call Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ruralfire.

The open fire season is effective immediately until further notice.

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