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SA Country Fire Service

SA Country Fire Service

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FIRE BAN & FIRE DANGER RATING ADVICE FOR 01 December 2013

Issued at: 16:30 on Saturday, 30 November 2013

TOTAL FIRE BANS

Media and the public are advised that TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Sunday, 1 December 2013 in the following Fire Ban Districts:

Northwest Pastoral - Extreme
Northeast Pastoral - Severe
West Coast - Severe
Eastern Eyre Peninsula - Severe
Lower Eyre Peninsula - Severe
Flinders - Severe
Mid North - Severe
Mount Lofty Ranges - Severe
Yorke Peninsula - Severe
Riverland - Severe
Murraylands - Severe
Upper South East - Severe

Where Total Fire Bans have been declared, very hazardous fire weather conditions are predicted.

The Total Fire Ban will apply for 24 hours from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow.

The CFS recommends that you implement your Bushfire Survival Plan.

FIRE DANGER RATING

Where fire ban districts have a forecast danger rating of Extreme, only well prepared, well constructed and actively defended houses are likely to offer safety during a fire.

Where fire ban districts have a forecast 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 preperation for these predicted fire weather conditions.

For further information contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au

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For media enquiries telephone the CFS Media Line on (08) 8212 9849.

Further information:
Contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361, for hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 362 361 or teletype service TTY 133 677 then ask for 1300 362 361.
Other options are available at National Relay Service.
Or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au

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