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A TOTAL FIRE BAN IS CURRENTLY IN PLACE ACROSS CANTERBURY
The total fire ban applies from Hurunui to South Canterbury, including Selwyn, and includes a ban on all stubble burning. The ban is needed due to the large number of firefighting resources from across the region involved in the Port Hills fire operation , which means fire authorities have limited ability to respond to other fires.
Extremely care is needed around all outdoor activities to make sure no fires are inadvertently started.
The fire ban will be reviewed as conditions change.
For details on who to contact about smoke nuisance, pollution, and burning within residential areas.
Fire Permits are required during Restricted and Prohibited Fire Seasons.
If you are going to light a fire, what should you do?
Information about the local fire brigades, urban and rural, within Selwyn District.
Fire tips to keep you and your property safe.
Information for our service volunteers
The Selwyn District Council is a Rural Fire Authority under the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977. As such, the Council has a statutory obligation to provide for the prevention, detection, suppression and extinction of rural fires in the areas of the District for which the Council is responsible.
Any notices to the public on rural fire situations are posted on the selwyn.getsready.net homepage.
Within Selwyn District there are a number of fire authorities, each responsible for their own areas. Rules and restrictions regarding burning varies depending on which fire-authority has jurisdiction (NZ Fire Service, Department of Conservation, NZ Defence force and Selwyn District Council).
Restrictions on where you can burn and what you can burn are also set out under a number of Environment Canterbury Plans.