TOTAL FIRE BAN CHANGE TO FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Fire RestrictedNotice is hereby given that the previously advertised PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON, which extended over the entire Hurunui District, is lifted as from 9.00 am Saturday 18 April 2015 and is replaced by a RESTRICTED FIRE SEASON pursuant to Section 22 (2) of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 until further notice.

While these restrictions are in place, fires may only be lit in the open air with a fire permit issued by the Hurunui District Council Principal Rural Fire Officer (ph: 03-314 8816 or 027 586 1733).

Property owners within the fire safety margins of the Ashley Rural Fire District and Department of Conservation Estate are reminded that special fire control measures are in place all year round within these areas and that the relevant authority should be contacted for a permit prior to any burning.

Please refer any relevant queries to them on:

 Department of Conservation, ph: 03-313 0820

 Ashley Rural Fire Committee, ph: 03-310 7612

Allan Grigg
PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER