From December 15 permits will be required for all rural outdoor, open fires. Permits are free.
A total fire ban is already in place for all Hauraki Gulf Islands.
The council will be issuing fire permits in Auckland’s rural zones which include farms, forestry areas and large blocks of land.
An Outdoor Fire Safety Bylaw to manage the risk of all outdoor fires in both rural and urban areas will be introduced on December 20.
The bylaw will continue with seasonal restrictions but also gives guidance on the types of fire and fuel allowed.
For information or tips on fire safety call Auckland Council on 301 0101 or SEE HERE