Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

South Island Vegetation Fires Update #3

South Island Vegetation Fires Update #3

All three South Island vegetation fires not yet fully extinguished remain contained and in the mop up stage this morning.

Overnight, crews at the Waipara, Broomfield and Springfield fires in North Canterbury patrolled and monitored the fire grounds, extinguishing hotspots.

Dayshift crews continue to mop up today.

Calmer cooler weather is helping the efforts to fully extinguish the fires.

About a dozen vegetation fires started across Canterbury on Saturday fanned by strong winds. Fire and Emergency New Zealand wishes to thank the over one hundred firefighters who responded to protect their communities.

This is the last update for the South Island vegetation fires unless there is a significant development.