Fire Danger Status

This page lists the current Fire Danger Status for Porirua City.

Current Fire Danger Status: LOW


Interpretation of the various stages on the fire danger sign.

Low, Moderate and High Status
  • Approved incinerators may be used without the need to obtain a fire permit.
  • All other fires in the open air i.e., bon fires require a fire permit to be obtained before lighting.
  • As the fire status moves to Moderate the issue of a fire permit is subject to the Council Officer's discretion.
  • Things affecting the issue are topography, wind, closeness to vegetation etc.
High and Very High Status
  • This status means fire conditions are approaching the stage when a total fire ban will be declared.
  • Approved incinerators may still be used without a fire permit.
  • Open air fires will generally be granted a fire permit in special circumstances only.
Extreme Status
  • A Total Fire Ban will generally be imposed.
  • Incinerators and all open air fires are generally prohibited.
  • A special fire permit may be issued for hangi and umu cooking fires.
Links to more fire information Porirua City Council links:

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