Pigeon Valley Fire Update 12 - 2130hours 7/02/19

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire Update 12 - 2130hours 7/02/19

Pigeon Valley Fire Update 12 2130 7/02/19

  • Wakefield residents are asked to remove any flammable items from around the home.
  • Prepare to evacuate Wakefield if requested.

The fire has intensified over the last few hours the fire continues to move.

As a precaution, we are asking people in the Wakefield area to be prepared should they need to evacuate. In the meantime to reduce the risk of property do the following:

  • Remove flammable items from around your house. This includes deck furniture and doors mats.
  • Dampen dry areas around the house especially where dry leaves could gather (includes wetting gutters, spraying decks, and making sure gaps are not open under the house)
  • Keep windows closed overnight

It could also be time to

  • Find any house pets (cats and dogs), bring them inside for the night
  • Leave cellphones on and charged overnight so you can receive alerts
  • Please contact neighbours and friends in the Wakefield area and make sure they are prepared.
  • If you see spot fires – dial 111 immediately
  • Prepare to essential items such as food, clothing and medication to take should you need to evacuate.

If you feel uncomfortable staying in the area please contact Civil Defence on 03 543 8400.

Police will lead any evacuations, and let people know if they need to evacuate.

 

Further updates

Updates will be available on the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence website and facebook page, both Nelson City and Tasman District Council facebook pages and websites, and through Newstalk ZB 1341AM and BrianFm radio at 105.6 FM.

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Media Contact:
Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management 
027 703 0409

Further updates will be provided as soon as it is available