Fire investigators have concluded their investigation
into the start of the fire at Pegasus Beach.
investigation has confirmed the fire was started from
fireworks being set off in high winds last night at a cark
park area on Woodend Beach Road. Police have been
Incident Controller Dave Berry says the fire
is a timely reminder to be careful when letting off
fireworks this Guy Fawkes, particularly with high winds
forecast across the motu.
If you’re lighting
fireworks this Guy Fawkes please take simple precautions to
keep everyone safe. Make sure you have a safe set up when
lighting your fireworks. Light them in a wide-open space,
away from anything that could catch fire and have a bucket
of water or hose nearby. Ensure your fireworks are pointed
at the sky and not at people, pets or anyone’s home. Check
local bylaws for the rules around using fireworks in your
Lastly, dispose of your fireworks safely and
soak them in water before you throw them out."
there is a public fireworks display in your area, head along
to that rather than light your
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