Check it's all right before you light

Publish Date : 30 Dec 2016
Check it's all right before you light

Throughout summer, a restricted fire season will be in place on the mainland to reduce the risk of fires in rural communities.

During this period a fire permit is required for all outdoor fires. A total fire ban also applies to all islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

The four things to remember when planning a fire are:

  • Check permissions on the Auckland Council Rural Fire page
  • Burn only dry vegetation
  • Supervise the fire at all times
  • Have water available to put out the fire if it escapes

If you live in an urban area, you can have a small cooking or heating fires if these are used in a safe and considerate manner and you don’t create a smoke nuisance.

Council will be issuing fire permits for the region; fire management advice and permits are free of charge.

For information on fire safety and tips for the safe lighting of open air fires visit Auckland Council or follow Auckland Rural Fire on Facebook.

Anyone who sees a suspicious fire should call the fire service immediately on 111.

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