As of September 3, 2021, campfire bans in Coastal Fire Centre regions have been lifted, except in the South Island Forest District area. The map below shows the areas where campfires are permitted.

Although fire danger ratings have decreased, we should always follow safe fire practices to protect our lands. Always check restrictions before lighting a fire of any size. Visit for more information.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1-800-663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

In addition to campfires, the following items are permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre area (except for the South Island Forest District)

Category 2 and Category 3 open fires are not allowed. This includes: fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels, and burn cages. These restrictions will remain in place until October 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

Campfire reminders and regulations

More information about fire categories and fire regulations is available at