Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Firefighters responding to Port Hills fire

Firefighters responding to Port Hills fire

Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire in the Port Hills near Christchurch.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand was alerted to the fire near Worsleys Road near Cracroft around 2.15pm. There are currently four trucks and two helicopters tackling the blaze, with more trucks on the way.

The public is urged to stay away from the area to allow crews to work. 

With helicopters in the air already, the public is also warned to not fly drones anywhere near the fire ground as this will mean the helicopters will have to be grounded, which will seriously impact our ability to control the spread of the fire.