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Pines Beach Fire Update 1

Monday, 25 January 2021, 5:09 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency NZ crews are fighting a large scrub fire at Pines Beach near Kaiapoi in Christchurch which is threatening houses. The 111 call came in at 3.06pm today and as at 4.30pm 18 crews and three helicopters are attending the fire. The ... More >>

Middleton Chemical Spill Update

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 2:50 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is attending a chemical spill in Middleton, Christchurch. Crews were called to the scene at 12.35pm this afternoon. On arrival they found 1000L of nitric acid had been spilt. Working with police, a cordon was put up around the ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Otago District’s Central Zone

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 8:02 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Otago District Central Zone will move to a restricted fire season effective from 8am Wednesday 20 January. The central zone includes Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Naseby, Ranfurly, Kurow, Otematata, Omarama and Middlemarch. There has ... More >>

Cass Bay Fire: Update 3

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 4:31 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Residents evacuated due to the fire at Cass Bay will shortly be allowed back to their homes. Crews were first called to the fire at around 1.30pm. It is believed to have burnt through at least 15 hectares. Three helicopters and four ground crews ... More >>

Cass Bay Fire: Update 2

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 4:00 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A number of properties have been evacuated as Fire and Emergency continues to fight a fire near Cass Bay, near Christchurch. Three helicopters and four appliances are actively fighting the fire which crews were first called to at about 1.30pm this ... More >>

Cass Bay Fire: Update 1

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 3:35 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Crews are continuing to work on a scrub fire at Cass Bay, near Christchurch. Lyttelton-Governors Bay Road, near the scene of a fire at Cass Bay is expected to remain closed until about 5.30pm this afternoon. Access to the road has been shut off since a fire broke ... More >>

UPDATE: Investigation Into Ship Fire At Napier Port

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:48 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency’s investigation into the cause and origin of the ship fire at Napier Port in December last year is now complete. The investigation found the fire was accidental caused during operations to remove the cargo and started in the ... More >>

Strong Winds Increase Fire Danger For Canterbury

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:45 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is currently at two fires in Canterbury, one at Cass Bay and the other at Loburn. Strong winds are fanning the fires and making them difficult to combat. Principal Rural Fire Officer Bruce Janes says the winds have been gusting ... More >>

Rawene Fire: Update 2

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 6:16 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

18 January 2021 A fire at Rawene in the Far North is now contained. Fire and Emergency was initially called to the Rawene Road fire at about 3pm this afternoon. It has burnt through 10 hectares. Up to six helicopters and seven appliances have been working ... More >>

Rawene Fire: Update 1

Monday, 18 January 2021, 6:11 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is working to contain a fire at Rawene in the Far North. Crews were first called at about 3pm this afternoon. Currently, there are seven appliances and four helicopters are fighting the fire. The blaze has caused the closure of Rawene ... More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Wairarapa

Monday, 18 January 2021, 10:06 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Wairarapa moves to a restricted fire season as of 8am Wednesday 20 January. Principal Rural Fire Officer Phill Wishnowsky says a restricted fire season means people need a fire permit it they want to light an outdoor fire in the Wairarapa. ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Honours’ Recipients Congratulated

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 10:49 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board Chair Paul Swain has congratulated past and present firefighters from Kaiwaka, Opotiki, Kaikohe, Westport and Ohakune who have been recognised with Queen’s Service Medals in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list ... More >>

Ahipara Fire: Update 3

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 11:24 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Some residents are returning to their homes after being evacuated because of a fire at Ahipara overnight. Fire and Emergency was first called to the fire at Ahipara Gumfields Historic Reserve at about 5.45pm yesterday (29 December). The fire has ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For The Far North

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 11:02 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

All of Northland is now in a prohibited fire season. As of 8am this morning (30 December), the Far North moved to a prohibited fire season. The area was previously in a restricted fire season. This means no open-air fires are permitted in Northland. ... More >>

Ahipara Fire: Update 2

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 8:32 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency crews have worked through the night on a fire at Ahipara in Northland. Crews were first called to the fire at around 5.45pm yesterday. It started at the Ahipara Gumfields Historic Reserve. We don’t yet have a full gauge on the updated ... More >>

Ahipara fire: Update 1

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 5:43 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

At about 5.45 this evening, crews were called to a fire at Ahipara Gumfields Historic Reserve. More >>

Restricted Fire Season For Marlborough And Kaikoura

Friday, 25 December 2020, 8:34 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

A restricted fire season is now in place across Marlborough and Kaikoura. The change in fire season came into effect 8am Thursday 24 December. Principal Rural Fire Officer Chris Hayles says anyone wanting to light an outdoor fire in Marlborough and Kaikoura ... More >>

Fireworks Ban In Mackenzie Basin

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 9:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has banned the use of fireworks in the Mackenzie Basin for the summer. The ban comes into effect at 6pm 24 December and runs through until 31 March 2021. Section 52 of the Fire and Emergency Act allows Fire and Emergency ... More >>

UPDATE: 3pm - Ship Fire At Napier Port

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 2:59 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters will be opening the hold of the ship tomorrow morning (Thursday 24 December). The hold has been closed since last Friday (18 December) to give it time to cool down. A drone will also be used to assist the fire crews. The ship will moved ... More >>

Total Fire Ban In Whangārei And Kaipara

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 1:46 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A total fire ban will be in place in Whangārei and Kaipara effective from 8am Thursday 24 December. Principal Rural Fire Officer Myles Taylor says this means no open air fires are permitted across the Whangārei and Kaipara districts and all fire permits ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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