Pigeon Valley Fire update 18 - 15:40 hours 08/02/2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire update 18 - 15:40 hours 08/02/2019

 

Walters Bluff fire

A fire has broken out above Iwa Road moving to Walters Bluff. Fire and Emergency has sent two aircraft and 10 appliances to the fire. Police will advise local residents of the need to evacuate.

Pigeon Valley Road Evacuations

Wakefield residents north of SH6 between Pigeon Valley Road and Simmonds Road have been asked to evacuate.

As a precautionary measure, remaining residents in Wakefield should be ready to evacuate.

People are asked to please take water, food, medicines, pets and valuables and asked to register at Saxton Field Stadium, Stoke or ring 03 543 8400.

More information at www.nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz

 

Pigeon Valley fire

Fire observers in helicopters are in position over Wakefield. Drones will be doing further assessment and monitoring of fire the  line through the smoke.

 

NB: 3.30pm Media advisory replaced by previous 2pm advisory

 

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