Pigeon Valley Fire update 17 - 13:45 hours 08/02/2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire update 17 - 13:45 hours 08/02/2019


Pigeon Valley Road Evacuations

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

People are asked to please take water, food, medicines, pets and valuables and asked to register at the Evacuation Centre at Wakefield, St John Church or ring 03 543 8400.

More information at www.nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz


Details of the fire

A large scrub/ forest fire is currently burning estimated to be 2100ha as at 0700hrs on 8th Feb with a perimeter of 27km.

Current resources for fire management working on the fire are  - 22 helicopters, two fixed wings plane - 18 vegetation crews and 8 structure crews (141 personnel) - 15 heavy machines (excavators and dozers) - 42 incident management staff.


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.


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

Further updates will be provided as soon as it is available