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FIRE BAN & FIRE DANGER RATING ADVICE FOR 18 December 2017

Issued at: 07:30 on Monday, 18 December 2017

TOTAL FIRE BANS

Media and the public are advised that TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Monday, 18 December 2017 in the following Fire Ban Districts:

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

Where Total Fire Bans have been declared, very hazardous fire weather conditions are predicted.

The Total Fire Ban will apply until midnight tonight.

The CFS recommends that you implement your Bushfire Survival Plan.

FIRE DANGER RATING

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.

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 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au

 

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For media enquiries telephone the CFS Media Line on (08) 8115 3531.

Further information:
Contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361, for hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361 or teletype service TTY 133 677 then ask for 1800 362 361.
Other options are available at National Relay Service.
Or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au

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