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Restricted Fire Season

It’s been hot for a long time. The grass has changed colour, the Hutt River is low and Lower Hutt has been moved from an ‘open’ fire season to a ‘restricted’ fire season.

Lighting a fire is riskier than normal during a restricted fire season and you need to get a fire permit from Fire and Emergency before you can light a fire in open air.

The fire permit issued to you will include specific conditions to help you light your proposed fire safely and prevent it from getting out of control and spreading.

You also need to comply with our burning restrictions, including smoke nuisance and controls under the Resource Management Act.

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly light, or allow another person to light, a fire in open air without a fire permit, during a restricted fire season.

Some authorised fire types may be allowed in your area without a permit during a restricted fire season. If you are unsure, check out

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