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CHRISTCHURCH — The Port Hills fire has been contained within a 24km perimeter and firefighters are making strenuous efforts to strengthen containment lines before the onset of strong winds that are forecast to develop tomorrow afternoon.
WELLINGTON — Fire and Emergency New Zealand is banning the use of fireworks and sky lanterns for the Wellington District, including the Wairarapa, until further notice.
CANTERBURY — Fireworks and sky lanterns are banned across Canterbury and Kaikōura from 8am Friday 9 February until further notice.
Four crews of firefighters and two heavy machinery operators worked through the night at the Lee Valley fire.
CANTERBURY — Seven aircraft and eight fresh crews of firefighters supported by heavy machinery will be attacking the large fire burning near Kirwee this morning.
CANTERBURY — Fire crews from four brigades are responding to a large fire in forestry on Old West Coast Road, close to the Waimakariri River near Kirwee in Canterbury.
CANTERBURY — Firefighters have put out a large vegetation fire near Swannanoa.
CANTERBURY — A large vegetation fire burning at Amberley has been contained but cordons are still in place.
TWIZEL — People living in semi-rural areas in the Mackenzie Basin should take yesterday’s fire near Lake Ōhau as a warning about how quickly fire can spread and threaten homes, the area’s most senior Fire and Emergency officer says.
OTAGO — The Lakes zone in Otago will enter a restricted fire season, as of 8am on Saturday 9 December, until further notice.
Lithium-ion battery fires are increasing globally and here in Aotearoa, and people need to know the risks and what to do if their device catches fire.
Fire and Emergency is urging people to start preparing for the risk of wildfire early as hotter drier weather is forecast this summer.
WELLINGTON CITY — Fire and Emergency Chief Executive Kerry Gregory says the multiple fatality fire at Loafers Lodge in Newtown, Wellington is an enormous tragedy and offers his sincere condolences to the whānau of those who have lost loved ones.
WELLINGTON CITY — Fire and Emergency can confirm the scene of the Loafers Lodge building fire has been handed over to Police.
WELLINGTON CITY — Fire and Emergency can confirm multiple fatalities have occurred at the building fire in Wellington.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand has received more than 300 weather-related calls for help between the hours of 8am - 6pm on Tuesday.
CHRISTCHURCH — Fire and Emergency is celebrating the completion of its post-earthquake reconstruction programme in Christchurch this week, officially opening both the flagship Christchurch City Fire Station and the Sumner Fire Station.
PARAPARAUMU — Fire and Emergency is responding to calls for assistance following a tornado in Paraparaumu this morning.
TASMAN — Approximately 50 properties have been impacted by the tornado that hit Tasman on Monday afternoon.
DUNEDIN — A fire investigation has been initiated after a person was found deceased at a residential property in South Dunedin last night.
INVERCARGILL — Ground crews have faced challenging conditions this weekend as they continue to contain and suppress the 1350 hectare fire in a significant wetland at Awarua Bay, south of Invercargill.
INVERCARGILL — Quick work from Invercargill and Tiwai Point fire crews saved a second significant fire from merging with the nearby Awarua Bay fire this morning (Sunday).
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