Pigeon Valley Fire update 58 - 07:50 hours 18/02/2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire update 58 - 07:50 hours 18/02/2019

No Access for Valley Residents today

There will be no restricted access for residents of the Teapot, Eves and Redwood Valleys today.

Civil Defence Controller Roger Ball said this was because of high winds and the associated extreme fire danger.
“We understand that this will be a disappointment for many residents, however, safety is the paramount consideration. The weather conditions are not safe to allow residents to visit their property today. We will reassess the situation in the morning to see whether restricted residential access will be possible tomorrow.”

Residents who have already been allowed to return home are reminded that they need to be prepared to evacuate again at short notice.