11 Mar 2020

Fire call outs increase despite total fire ban

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 11 March 2020

Around the country, the impact of this extremely dry long summer is reflected in the drought conditions already declared or about to be declared, and the number of areas with a total fire ban.

In the Waikato town of Te Awamutu, volunteer firefighters are frustrated at the disregard for the fire restrictions in place despite there being a total fire ban in place in the Waipa district as well as severe water restrictions in place.

Te Awamutu firefighter Karl Tutty speaks with Karyn Hay.

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