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CFS declares Fire Danger Season dates for all districts

22/10/2021

The SA Country Fire Service has determined the start dates for this year's Fire Danger Season for all South Australian districts, with six districts commencing on 1 November 2021.

The first districts to commence will be the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, North East Pastoral, North West Pastoral, West Coast and Yorke Peninsula.

The Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Metropolitan and Kangaroo Island are the last fire ban districts to commence on 1 December 2021.

CFS Deputy Chief Officer Rob Sandford said this year's dates reflect a more standard season, in comparison to what South Australia has experienced in the past few years.

"A milder start to the season than in previous years means we will see the commencement of the Fire Danger Season for many areas at a time that residents are traditionally more used to," Mr Sandford said.

"While parts of South Australia, had wetter than average winters, the vegetation around the state will start to cure, bringing fire potential. People need to prepare their families and homes now, ensuring their Bushfire Survival Plan is practiced and ready.

"With no need for any district to start early, as in previous years, there should be no surprises for residents in these districts who have been preparing their properties," he said.

The Fire Danger Season commencement means restrictions in districts become legally enforceable.

Acting Emergency Services Minister John Gardner encouraged South Australians to download the Alert SA App and have their Bushfire Survival Plan complete.

"The time to prepare yourselves, your properties and your families is now," Minister Gardner said.

"On high-risk days, the right conditions at the wrong time can cause a significant bushfire. Don't get caught out."

The dates are as follows:

Adelaide Metropolitan - 1 December 2021 to 30 April 2022 inclusive
Eastern Eyre Peninsula - 1 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
Flinders - 1 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
Kangaroo Island - 1 December 2021 to 30 April 2022 inclusive
Lower Eyre Peninsula - 15 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
Lower South East - 22 November 2021 to 30 April 2022 inclusive
Mid North - 15 November 2021 to 30 April 2022 inclusive
Mount Lofty Ranges - 1 December 2021 to 30 April 2022 inclusive
Murraylands - 15 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
North East Pastoral - 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022 inclusive
North West Pastoral - 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022 inclusive
Riverland - 15 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
Upper South East - 15 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
West Coast - 1 November 2021 to 15 April 2022 inclusive
Yorke Peninsula - 1 November 2021 to 30 April 2022 inclusive

For more information on Fire Danger Ratings and what they mean visit, https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/bans-and-ratings/more-about-fire-danger-ratings/

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