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Source: Fire and Emergency New Zealand

At 8am this morning (4 February) the Southland region changed from an open fire season to a restricted fire season.
A restricted fire season means most fire types in the open will need a permit.
Principal Rural Fire Officer Timo Bierlin says the region is now at a point where a wildfire could easily start and spread out of control.
“With these drier conditions, it only takes a spark to start a fire,” Mr Bierlin says.
For more information about fire conditions and what you can and can’t do in your area, head to