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TOTAL FIRE BANS DECLARED ACROSS MOST OF SA

11/03/2013

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared Total Fire Bans for 13 out of 15 Fire Ban Districts for tomorrow, making this a significant fire danger day.

Following a period of hot weather which has made fuel very dry, coupled with the minimal rainfall experienced, the risk of fire danger is considerable.

CFS State Coordinator Leigh Miller says the public should be aware of weather conditions and be mindful of the activities they carry out tomorrow.

"We are urging the public to delay any activities that could potentially start a fire, and consider undertaking these when weather conditions are milder" the CFS State Coordinator said.

"It is essential that the appropriate permits are granted, particularly in any district where a Total Fire Ban is in place," Mr Miller said.

"Now is the time that people should be following their Bushfire Survival Plan."

The CFS is relying on the public to do the right thing and report any fires immediately to triple zero.

"We are well prepared for what is set to be a potentially very dangerous day, with hot, dry and windy conditions forecast," Mr Miller said.

"We ask the public to support us by refraining from engaging in risky activities tomorrow, during what are set to be hazardous fire conditions."

For more information on what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Season, and when a Total Fire Ban has been declared in your district, visit the CFS website on www.cfs.sa.gov.au.

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