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

Pukaki Downs fire update #9

Pukaki Downs fire update #9

Snowfall across the MacKenzie District over the weekend has helped extinguish a large area of the Pukaki Downs fire.

Incident Controller Stephen Butler says infrared hotspotting by helicopter was conducted on Sunday evening, with nine hotspots identified as a priority.

Three crews are working on the ground on Monday to eliminate these, although the snow has left ground conditions wet, slippery and challenging to access.

Firefighters on the ground today are from Cave, Cannington and Peel Forest Brigades. Weather conditions remain favourable as it is overcast with cooler temperatures.