Pigeon Valley Fire update 30 - 08:00 hours 11/02/2019

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Pigeon Valley Fire update 30 - 08:00 hours 11/02/2019


Fire managers flew heat-seeking drones over the fire ground overnight. 

Only a small number of hot spots were found and these were managed by firefighters overnight.

Police and New Zealand Defence Force continue to manage cordons and security within the evacuated areas.

Weather conditions for the next few days remain benign with warm temperatures and light winds, ideal for fire fighters.

People needing stock food can call Federated Farmers 0800 327 646, option 2 goes to a live database which is accessed by Federated Farms and MPI.  Stock feed is coming from all over the South Island.

People affected by the fire are reminded that they can access free health advice. There is more information here.

Firefighters used drones to identify hotspots overnight. Pictured is Chris Scoggins, Interpine Chief Pilot rural fire Lake Okareka Rotorua.


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