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20 Jan 2021 13:38
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Concerns around burn offs for the Otago summer

    Concerns around burn offs for the Otago summer


    A NIWA report shows the region is headed for unusually dry weather.

    Fire and Emergency have put Otago into a restricted fire season - meaning a permit is required to light a fire outdoors.

    Fire and Emergency rural spokesperson Bruce Janes says the conditions are related to the arrival of a La Nina - a pattern bringing hot northeasterly winds for the south.

    He says people can still have burn-offs, but they will require a permit to ensure they're done safely.

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