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The heat is on

With the great summer we are having we need to be very careful before lighting any fires in urban or rural areas.

Hutt City Council have recently updated the rules around lighting fires and these are available on our website. We have also included some helpful tips on fire safety and information on how to make a complaint to the Council if a fire is causing a nuisance in your neighbourhood.

If you are going to light a fire it’s important you check first whether a permit is needed. Requirements for a permit vary throughout the year depending on the weather and other conditions that affect the risk of the outbreak or spread of fire. Fire seasons can change quickly, so always check before lighting. Visit and find out the current fire season status. This site will tell you if you need to apply for a permit through Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ).

It’s also not OK to burn certain materials which cause air pollution.  These include household waste; hazardous contaminants; plastic; rubber; treated timber; and medical waste.

If we take the proper precautions we can all stay safe over the summer.

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