SA Country Fire Service

Media release


Issued at: 16:06 on 19 November 2019


Media and the public are advised that TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for 20 November 2019 in the following Fire Ban Districts:

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

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.


Where fire ban districts have a forecast fire danger rating of Catastrophic, well prepared, well constructed and defended homes may not be safe during a fire. To ensure your survival you should leave tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Where fire ban districts have a forecast fire 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 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

Media information
For media enquiries call the CFS Media Line on 08 8115 3531.

Government of South Australia