Be safe on Guy Fawkes

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Guy Fawkes cel­e­bra­tions are on tonight and emer­gency ser­vices are warn­ing peo­ple to treat fire­works with care.

A Guy Fawkes 2008 web­site has been set up by gov­ern­ment agen­cies with tips for hav­ing a safe cel­e­bra­tion.

It warns peo­ple to fol­low in­struc­tions on fire­works, and to light them in a wide open area, away from any­thing flammable.

Chil­dren should never be al­lowed to light fire­works and a bucket of wa­ter or hose should be kept handy in case things go wrong. Pets need to be kept in­side.

The Auck­land City Coun­cil will close the gates to Mt Eden, Mt Al­bert, Mt Roskill and One Tree Hill at 6pm un­til Thurs­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on fire­works bans around the city, go to www.auck­land­c­ity.govt. nz/fire­works­ban.

To find your near­est pub­lic fire­works dis­play and­more­safe­tytips,goto www.guy­fawkessafety.

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