Pigeon Valley Fire update 65 - 06:30 hours 21/02/2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire update 65 - 06:30 hours 21/02/2019

Pigeon Valley Fire - Media Advisory - 0630 Thursday 21 February 2019

Resident access – Eves, Teapot and Redwood Valley

A decision will be made this morning to determine if it is safe for the remaining evacuated residents to return to their homes.

Should conditions allow a return, access through the cordons today will be permitted only for residents and contractors or specialist professionals necessary to support the return of residents.

Our focus is on ensuring the safe return of families and providing them with support and privacy at this time. There remains a risk that further evacuations may be needed should fire conditions change.

Media access through the cordons will not be available at this stage and we ask media to continue to respect the privacy and wellbeing of individuals and families at this time.

Ends.

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