Total Fire Bans in place 17 January

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Thursday 17 January in the Wimmera, South West, Central and North Central districts, including Gisborne.

No fire can be lit in the open air from 00:01 hours on 17 January 2013 until 23:59 hours on 17 January 2013.

To find out what you can and can’t do on a day of Total Fire Ban, please visit

Plan to leave early – Don’t hesitate, if you can see smoke, you’re leaving it too late. A fire that is miles away could be at your door in minutes. Find out More

Fire danger rating wheel

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