CFS have declared this year’s ‘Fire Danger Season’ is set to start earlier than expected. With Fire Bans for The Flinders, Mid North, Eastern Eyre and Yorke Peninsula set to launch.
Due to dry winter conditions, the fire potential is above average this year, with locals advised to prepare their homes for the season ahead.
The decision to bring forward Fire Bans has been made in consultation with local Bushfire Management Committees and approved by CFS’s Chief Officer.
Fire Bans begin today in the Flinders Ranges, which is 2 weeks earlier than usual. With further Bans commencing November 1st for the Eastern Eyre, Yorke Peninsula and Mid North.
CFS Deputy Chief Officer Andrew Stark said, "We've already seen large fires interstate this year, so it's a timely warning to South Australians to prepare early ahead of this year's Fire Danger Season.”
CFS are encouraging locals to CFS access a 5 Minute Survival Plan available on the CFS website, which guides individuals on how to develop a fire escape plan specific to your property.
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