SA Country Fire Service

Media release

Fire Bans & Fire Danger Rating Advice

Issued on 21 February 2024 at 16:27

Total Fire Bans

Media and the public are advised that TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for 22 February 2024 in the following Fire Ban Districts:

  • Mid North - Extreme
  • Riverland - Extreme
  • Murraylands - Extreme
  • Upper South East - Extreme
  • 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.

Fire Danger Ratings

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.

What should you do

  • 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

Stay informed

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

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

Government of South Australia