Reminder from Fire and Emergency NZ

Continue to check on old burn piles! Next week there are high temperatures and high winds forecast. On Tuesday during the high winds, we asked people to check on their old burn piles. Lucky for Lynn she followed this advice and went to check on these stumps, only to find them smouldering away. With some quick actions they were able to contain this and extinguish the fire without it requiring our input. Lynn told us that these stumps had been “extinguished” for at least 4 months before the reignition. Please check on any old fires and ensure they are fully extinguished. The easiest way to do this is run some water over the site for a period of time to allow the area to fully cool.

Tree stump L - R tree stump embers 4 months later

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