24 Dec 2010

High fire risk for Wanaka and Central Otago

9:05 am on 24 December 2010

The Department of Conservation says there is an above-normal fire risk for Central Otago and Wanaka.

DoC deputy principal fural Fire officer Trevor Mitchell says very dry conditions are being experienced in those areas.

He says the department is considering prosecuting a person who recently lit a campfire along the Queenstown-Glenorchy road.

A total fire ban is in place for the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago regions.