Burn-offs and Vegetation Fires
Burn-offs are a legitimate land management tool. However, if the fire gets out of control, there are potentially very serious consequences. In the last 5 years FMG has settled over $2 million dollars in claims from burn offs that got out of control. Check and apply for fire permits on Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s (FENZ) website www.checkitsalright.nz. Also let your neighbours know you’re conducting a burn-off so they don’t ring the Fire Service (unless they have to) and so they can move livestock away from any smoke drift. If it gets out of control call 111 immediately.