From midnight tonight a Stratford fire ban will be in place. This means that permits are required for all open-air fires.
Residents who need a permit should contact Stratford District Council on (06) 765 6099.
There is no charge for a fire permit. The full cost of extinguishing a fire without a permit, or an out-of- control permitted fire will be charged to the property owner.
South Taranaki and North Taranaki already have fire restrictions in place.
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