Open fire ban imposed on mid-Island

Dry, hot weather also has its downside in the forests

An open fire and fireworks ban is in place until September 15.

The fire ban prohibits the burning of waste, slash or other material, grass or stubble and using fireworks.

The ban does not prohibit campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller.

It also does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.

Details about local open burning regulations and fire prohibitions can be found by visiting


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