Fire safety tip November

As El Nino conditions promise a windier, drier summer, Auckland Council has declared a restricted fire season for Auckland mainland from 1 December 2015.
The restriction will see mandatory permits required for all outdoor fires in the rural areas of the mainland of Auckland for all fires in the open air including those used for cooking and heating. “To assist residents, new fire season signs have been placed in Waiuku to display the fire season status in that area.”
Council-issued fire permits are available free of charge and residents can seek free and professional fire management advice and information by calling Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 or visiting www.aucklandcouncil/ruralfire.govt.nz or the Auckland Rural Fire’s newly launched Facebook page.
Always do a safety check and talk to your neighbours before you light any type of outdoor fire. If you can’t control it, don’t light it.
Residents should report suspicious fires immediately by calling the fire service on 111.

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