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Kitchen Fire Prompts Reminder To Never Leave Cooking Unattended

Friday, 16 October 2020, 12:27 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A Tawa resident had a close call last night (Thursday 15 October) when their house filled with smoke after a pot caught fire when it was left unattended on the stove. Volunteer firefighters rescued the resident and assisted them out of the house to ... More >>

First Meeting Of Fire And Emergency Otago Local Advisory Committee

Monday, 12 October 2020, 1:13 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A significant milestone was reached last week with the first meeting of the Fire and Emergency Otago Local Advisory Committee. Local Advisory Committees (LACs) are responsible for providing independent advice from a local perspective to the Fire ... More >>

Rural Hawkes Bay moves to restricted fire season from Monday

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 2:25 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

That means lighting a fire is riskier than usual. People will need to go to www.checkitsalright.nz and put in their address, to find out the fire season status of their location, and whether their planned activity or fire type requires a permit. More >>

Update 8.40am - Lake Ohau Fire

Friday, 9 October 2020, 8:41 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Six Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews returned to the fire ground at Lake Ohau this morning. The fire has destroyed 48 structures in Lake Ohau Village and burnt through more than 5040ha since it started in the early hours of Sunday morning. It ... More >>

Update 5pm - Fire At Lake Ohau

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 5:09 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Milo the missing kelpie has been found at Lake Ohau Village. At around four this afternoon, it was confirmed Milo had been reunited with her owner Norm Mackay. She had been missing since the early hours of Sunday morning. Fire and Emergency New ... More >>

9am Update - Fire At Lake Ohau

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:59 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire crews are back at the scene of the Lake Ohau fire this morning. Updated mapping shows the fire has burnt through 5032ha, with a perimeter of 53km, since it started on Sunday morning. The fire perimeter is 91% controlled to 50 metres and 9% to 10 ... More >>

Update 2.30pm - Fire At Lake Ohau

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 2:48 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighting conditions have been better for crews today allowing for good progress. There are around 50 personnel, including 17 crews and fire observers, on the ground, as well as diggers and a bulldozer. They are continuing work to secure the perimeter, ... More >>

Update 5pm - Fire At Lake Ohau

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 4:53 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Around 100 firefighters have been on the ground today, working on the large scrub fire at Lake Ohau. The fire has burnt through more than 5500ha since it started on Sunday. Due to strong winds, the firefighting operation has been limited to the ground ... More >>

Fire And Emergency NZ Releases Independent Review Of NZICC Fire

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 10:33 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an independent operational review it commissioned into last October’s New Zealand International Conference Centre fire in Auckland. The Convention Centre in the Auckland central business district was ... More >>

Update 1.30pm - Fire At Lake Ohau

Monday, 5 October 2020, 1:57 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Residents of Lake Ohau Village have been escorted through the township this afternoon to view the damage following yesterday morning’s fire. Fire and Emergency Incident Controller Rob Hands said that assessment of the damage to homes was still underway. ... More >>

UPDATE 3.00PM - FIRE NEAR LAKE OHAU VILLAGE

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 4:16 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Eleven helicopters and seven ground crews are battling the fire at Lake Ohau. Fire and Emergency Incident Controller Graeme Still said the fire was burning over approximately 1600 hectares. Having flown over the fireground this afternoon, he estimates that ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Central Otago

Friday, 2 October 2020, 2:40 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has updated the fire seasons for Central Otago. As of Friday (2 October), it has declared a restricted season for the Central Zone (Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Nasby, Ranfurly, Kurow, Otematata, Omarama and ... More >>

Electrical Fire Prompts Fire Safety Reminder

Friday, 25 September 2020, 1:50 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is reminding New Zealanders that electrical appliances do have a fire risk and need to be used safely, following an electrical house fire in Chatswood, Auckland earlier this week. The fire appears to have started from the bathroom fan ... More >>

Take Two Easy Steps To Protect Your Family From Fire This Daylight Saving

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 12:27 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants people to take two easy steps this Daylight Saving weekend when our clocks go forward one hour. Check your smoke alarms’ expiration dates and check their batteries. Steve Turek, National Manager Community Readiness ... More >>

Helpful Tips To Reduce Fire Risks Outside Your Home

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 1:54 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is keen for Kiwis to protect their homes from the risk of fire. National Manager Community Readiness and Recovery, Steve Turek says it is important to check and monitor flammables surrounding your home. "Spending ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Warns Against Burn Offs While Heavy Winds Forecast

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 3:33 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Forecasters are expecting heavy winds to hit Canterbury overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. Fire and Emergency want anyone planning a burn to hold off until the region sees more settled weather. Area Commander Dave Stackhouse doesn’t want to see a ... More >>

Smoke Alarms Are Life Savers

Monday, 21 September 2020, 3:35 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Smoke alarms saved lives this weekend - alerting residents to a kitchen fire in the Hawke’s Bay, giving them time to get out and call 111 so firefighters could extinguish the fire before it spread any further through the house. "Fire is ... More >>

Lock Up Your Skips To Keep Your Business Fire Safe

Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:50 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is encouraging businesses to lock up their rubbish skips to avoid potentially dangerous fires. This comes after Nelson firefighters attended three skip fires in the CBD overnight. The fires all occurred when the businesses ... More >>

Check The Forecast Before You Light - Canterbury

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 11:52 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants Cantabrians to think about the weather if they are planning to burn this spring. With spring Cantabrians see the arrival of the Nor’wester and dry weather. This weather combination creates the perfect mix for ... More >>

Hold Off Lighting Fires In The Hawke’s Bay Amid Wind Warnings

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 11:26 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is asking Hawke’s Bay residents to hold off lighting fires and to check any historic burn sites are completely out with high winds expected over the weekend. "Please don’t light fires when strong winds are forecast," ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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