A total fire ban in now in place for Rotorua district due to the fire risk being extreme.
The fire ban includes Department of Conservation land.
A Rotorua District Council statement said no outdoor fires could be lit in either rural or urban areas.
Gas barbecues can be used but caution is advised.
All existing permits are now invalid and no new permits or extensions will be granted during this time.
For more information contact Rotorua District Council (07) 348 4199.