Trees curb ac­cess

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade chief fire of­fi­cer Brian Hunter said he is grow­ing in­creas­ingly con­cerned over the num­ber of drive­ways that are too nar­row for a fire truck to en­ter. Over­hang­ing shrub­bery is of­ten the prob­lem and needs to be main­tained.

Mr Hunter said when trees and other growth cov­ers a drive­way, it could be a life-threat­en­ing sit­u­a­tion if they can not get through.

A drive­way must have a min­i­mum clear­ance of 4m wide and 4m high. Mr Hunter asks peo­ple to keep their drive­way trees trimmed in case of an emer­gency.

Re­sponded to a ve­hi­cle that was on fire just north on Mata­mata on State High­way 27.

Re­sponded to a pri­vate fire alarm in a build­ing on El­iz­a­beth St.

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