SA Country Fire Service

Media release

Statewide Total Fire Bans from midnight tonight until midnight Friday


SA Country Fire Service (CFS) will declare Total Fire Bans for the entire state tomorrow and Friday as a precautionary measure for Friday's forecast catastrophic conditions.

CFS State Duty Commander Yvette Dowling said a fire developing tomorrow could reignite under Friday's conditions and quickly become unmanageable.

"We are enforcing a statewide Total Fire Ban tomorrow as a safety measure to limit any risk before Friday's weather," she said.

"Friday is forecast to be a day of Catastrophic Fire Danger for several districts in South Australia," Ms Dowling said.

"Farmers currently harvesting their crops should today remind themselves of the Harvesting Code of Practise.

"They should be monitoring local weather tomorrow and stop harvesting when conditions worsen."

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kylie Egan said the change forecast late Friday will also include dry lightning and strong winds.

"We are forecasting very hot and windy conditions before the change, then strong winds following," she said.

On days of elevated fire danger, it is important to know where you are and how to get information about a fire, should one start.

Warning messages are broadcast on local radio and are available on the CFS website and Facebook page.

If you haven't done your 5 minute bushfire plan, go to the CFS website

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

Government of South Australia