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  • Jason Regan

Total Fire Bans declared across most of South Australia

Total fire bans have been put in place in 9 fire ban districts across South Australia for Friday as the state braces for hot and windy conditions in its worst potential fire danger day of the new season.


The total fire bans will remain in place until midnight on Friday, December 17 and apply to the following fire danger districts:

  • Northwest Pastoral - Severe

  • West Coast - Severe

  • Eastern Eyre Peninsula - Severe

  • Lower Eyre Peninsula - Severe

  • Mid North - Severe

  • Mount Lofty Ranges - Severe

  • Yorke Peninsula - Severe

  • Kangaroo Island - Severe

  • Lower South East - Severe

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) says where Total Fire Bans have been declared, very hazardous fire weather conditions are predicted.


The CFS recommends that you implement your Bushfire Survival Plan.


FIRE DANGER RATING

Where fire ban districts have a forecast fire danger rating of Severe, well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.


If you don't have a plan to ensure your survival, leaving early before a fire starts is your safest option. In making your plan, you should be aware that in high fire danger conditions, essential services including mains-fed electricity and water supply may not be available due to the prevailing weather conditions.


Landowners are asked to adhere to local harvest codes of practice which are available from your local council. Landowners are also asked to ensure that any burn-off activities conducted today are fully extinguished before midnight tonight.


Agencies are advised to activate their Total Fire Ban procedures in preparation for these predicted fire weather conditions.


For further information contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361 or visit https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au



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