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Port Hills Update #15

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 5:12 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Port Hills fire has been contained within a 24km perimeter and firefighters are making strenuous efforts to strengthen containment lines before the onset of strong winds that are forecast to develop tomorrow afternoon. Fire and Emergency ... More >>

Port Hills Update #13

Friday, 16 February 2024, 6:14 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people to stay away from the Port Hills area for their recreational activities this weekend. Incident Commander Dave Stackhouse says a massive effort from all our firefighters, helicopters, diggers and support ... More >>

Port Hills Update #11

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:40 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters will continue to focus on strengthening the fire break around the perimeter of the Port Hills fire today. Incident Commander Dave Stackhouse says the fire has burnt through 650 hectares, with a 14km perimeter. The fire is now 70 per cent contained. ... More >>

Correction - Port Hills Update #10

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:26 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighting continues on the Port Hills this morning, with 28 crews being briefed at 6am to take over from the night crews. They will be supported by 15 helicopters dropping water on the fire and two fixed wing aircraft laying fire retardant. Heavy ... More >>

Port Hills Update #10

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:24 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighting continues on the Port Hills this morning, with 28 crews being briefed at 6am to take over from the night crews. They will be supported by 15 helicopters dropping water on the fire and two fixed wing aircraft laying fire retardant. Heavy ... More >>

Port Hill Update #9

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:20 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Helicopters have finished aerial firefighting for the night, but 23 crews of firefighters will continue to work on the Port Hills fire overnight. Fire and Emergency Incident Controller Stephen Butler says the crews will be carrying on with structure protection, ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #9 Hoon Hay Valley Rd And Early Valley Rd Residents Can Return Home

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 3:55 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand says cordons are being shifted in Hoon Hay Valley Rd and Early Valley Rd to the last house on the road. All residents of these roads can now return. Residents of Worsley Rd who need urgent access to retrieve items ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #8

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 2:18 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighting efforts at Christchurch’s Port Hills are continuing as the fire is still not considered contained. Commander Dave Stackhouse says the fire is still approximately 630 hectares in size. "Our firefighters and support crews are ... More >>

Fire Plans Public Consultation Is Now Open

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 12:14 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has opened public consultation on its Fire Plans. A Fire Plan outlines the particular fire risk conditions that exist or are likely to exist for a specific area, the local policies and procedures for the management ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #7

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:39 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency crews are continuing work to suppress and contain a fire at Christchurch’s Port Hills. The fire is measuring 630 hectares in size. Incident Controller Dave Stackhouse says there are currently 28 appliances, 15 helicopters, two fixed wing ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #6

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 8:12 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters, helicopters and heavy machinery will continue work to bring a fire at Christchurch’s Port Hills under control this morning. This morning 23 appliances, 15 helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft focused on retardant drops, will relieve ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #4

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 7:43 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters, helicopters and heavy machinery are continuing to battle the vegetation fire on the Port Hills above Christchurch. Fire and Emergency has 130 firefighters on the ground, 11 helicopters with monsoon buckets conducting the air attack, and ... More >>

Auckland And Northland Move To A Restricted Fire Season

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 6:51 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Te Hiku Region (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau Northland) moves to a restricted fire season from 0700 Wednesday 14 February, until further notice. A restricted season means no open-air fires can be ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #3

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 5:07 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Further evacuations are taking place due to the Port Hills fire near Christchurch. Early Valley is being evacuated. Summit Rd is closed between Dyers Pass Road and Gebbies Pass Road. Residents in that area need to be ready to evacuate at short notice. ... More >>

Port Hills Fire Update #2

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 3:40 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Ten helicopters and 15 trucks and tankers are now fighting the Port Hills fire near Christchurch. An Emergency Mobile Alert has been issued advising all residents of Worsleys Road and Worsleys Spur to evacuate immediately. So far, 10 people have been ... More >>

Firefighters Responding To Port Hills Fire

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 2:43 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire in the Port Hills near Christchurch. Fire and Emergency New Zealand was alerted to the fire near Worsleys Road near Cracroft around 2.15pm. There are currently four trucks and two helicopters tackling the blaze, ... More >>

Smoke Advisory For Fire Near Kerikeri

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:47 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency crews are responding to a building fire at a tyre centre on State Highway 10 near Kerikeri in Northland. The fire was reported at 10.37am this morning and multiple crews from the area are responding. We ask people in the vicinity of ... More >>

Ceremony To Commemorate Muriwai Firefighters

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 11:56 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand today commemorated the Muriwai Volunteer Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty in February 2023. Craig Stevens and Dave van Zwanenberg died following a landslide that occurred on February 13 as they were ... More >>

Final Update - Lee Valley Fire

Monday, 12 February 2024, 3:29 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has finished its operations at the Lee Valley fire. The site will continue to be monitored by forestry crews. The investigation into the fire is ongoing, although a suspicious cause has been ruled out. More >>

Lee Valley Fire - Sunday Update

Sunday, 11 February 2024, 1:46 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire at Lee Valley is now considered contained and controlled. Incident Controller Steve Trigg says 20 firefighters will continue working throughout Sunday, but there will be a gradual scaling back of crews over the next few days. "We saw an increase ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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