Pigeon Valley Fire update 62 - 07:30 hours 19/02/2019

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Pigeon Valley Fire update 62 - 07:30 hours 19/02/2019

07:30 - Latest news from Civil Defence on the Nelson fires. Updates will be available on the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence website and Facebook page

Access for Valley Residents today
Residents of Redwood, Teapot and Eves Valley will all be able to access their properties from 8 am until 2 pm today.
Controller Roger Ball said the decision was made on the advice of Fire and Emergency and Police, taking into account today’s weather, the conditions on the fireground, and the ability to safely evacuate residents if the situation changes.

Fire update
Crews were busy overnight with some flareups and working on hot spots and unsafe trees within the containment zone.

Media standup at 1 pm today
Mayor Richard Kempthorne will hold a media standup at 1 pm in the Tasman District Council office foyer, to announce whether or not the State of Civil Defence Emergency will be extended this afternoon.