Fire Danger Season dates announced for 12 of 15 SA districts
The start and finish dates for the majority of the South Australian Fire Danger Districts have been announced today by the SA Country Fire Service.
The Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Metropolitan and Kangaroo Island dates are yet to be confirmed and will be announced soon.
Seasons will commence for the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, North East Pastoral, North West Pastoral and West Coast this Sunday.
CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones said that with recent rainfall many districts will be commencing restrictions on their traditional starting dates.
"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 were traditionally more used to.
"With no need for the starts to be brought in early, as in previous years, there should be no surprises for residents in these districts who have been preparing their properties," Mr Jones said.
The Fire Danger Season commencement means restrictions in districts become legally enforceable.
"Now is the perfect time to prepare for the oncoming season and update your Bushfire Survival Plan," Mr Jones said.
A list of 'What can I do/What can't I do?' during the Fire Danger Season, and information on how to create a Bushfire Survival Plan, is available at cfs.sa.gov.au
The confirmed seasons dates are as follows:
Adelaide Metropolitan: To be announced
Eastern Eyre Peninsula: 01 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
Flinders: 01 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
Kangaroo Island: To be announced
Lower Eyre Peninsula: 15 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
Lower South East: 01 December until 30 April 2021
Mid North: 15 November 2020 until 30 April 2021
Mount Lofty Ranges: To be announced
Murraylands: 15 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
North East Pastoral: 01 November 2020 until 31 March 2021
North West Pastoral: 01 November 2020 until 31 March 2021
Riverland: 15 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
Upper South East: 15 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
West Coast: 01 November 2020 until 15 April 2021
Yorke Peninsula: 15 November 2020 until 30 April 2021.
(Correction: Lower Eyre Peninsula was incorrectly included in sentence of areas to commence this Sunday in previous media release - it will commence 15 Nov 2020)