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Report smoke and pollution from fires

Smoke and pollutants from fires can cause a number of health problems, including breathing difficulties and eye irritations.

You should know

If a fire is dangerous, a threat to person or property, call 111 ask for Fire Brigade.

When smoke and pollutants become offensive, objectionable or a nuisance to you, we can investigate.

Call our pollution hotline on 09 377 3107, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We'll need to know:

  • the location of the fire
  • what kind of material is being burnt.

What action we will take

Our first action will be to investigate your smoke complaint and consider.

  • If the fire is allowed.
  • If people are burning illegal material.
  • If excessive smoke is entering your property from a neighbour's fire.

Once we've identified there is a problem we will follow up with the responsible party.

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