FIRE BAN & FIRE DANGER RATING ADVICE FOR 19 December 2019
Issued at: 16:12 on 18 December 2019
TOTAL FIRE BANS
Despite forecast Fire Danger Ratings of Very High or below in some Fire Danger Districts, SA Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared Total Fire Bans throughout the state tomorrow.
Media and the public are advised that TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for 19 December 2019 in the following Fire Ban Districts:
Eastern Eyre Peninsula
Lower Eyre Peninsula
Mount Lofty Ranges
Upper South East
Lower South East
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 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