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Source: Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Canterbury is now in an open fire season. The change came into effect from 8.00am today (Thursday 20 May).
The change of season covers all areas in both North and Mid-South Canterbury as well as Christchurch City and Banks Peninsula.
Region Manager Paul Henderson says an open fire season means in most cases you don’t need a permit to light an outdoor fire.
“Canterbury has had fire restrictions in place since December last year but cooler weather in and around the area means the fire risks have decreased,” he says.
“We’ve finally had some rain and cooler temperatures which has reduced the risk that a fire will get out of control.”
“Be safe. If you are thinking of lighting a fire, check the forecast conditions and head to www.checkitsalright.nzfor information on how to safely manage your fire.”