31 Jan 2024

Canterbury moving to prohibited fire season

From Midday Report, 12:44 pm on 31 January 2024

Canterbury will move to a prohibited fire season from midnight Wednesday until further notice.

There have been several significant fires in the region in the past few weeks, including a number near Amberley which destroyed properties and sparked evacuations.

Fire and Emergency Senior Advisor Community Readiness and Recovery Wayne Hamilton says the fire ban will protect the community and provide some relief to stretched fire services in the region.

Hamilton spoke to Charlotte Cook.