There are different Fire Seasons across areas of the Ashburton District. Please see below for further details.
Ashburton Hill and High Country
A Restricted Fire Season is currently in place for the Rakaia Gorge and Ashburton Lakes. Please click here to view a boundary map.
An open Fire Season is currently in place across the Ashburton Plains.
Be advised that a Restricted Fire Season is still in place for all lands administered by the Department of Conservation that are state areas and to the fire safety margins of any such state areas.
Under Environment Canterbury’s Natural Resources Regional Plan rules no outdoor burning is allowed at any time within all urban areas of the District without a resource consent from Environment Canterbury.
There is still an expectation that any outdoor burning is conducted in a safe manner.