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Fire Danger Season ends in two districts

31/03/2016

The Fire Danger Season will end at midnight (March 31) for the North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts.

From April 1, fire restrictions will no longer apply to the two districts but will continue for the 13 other Fire Ban Districts across South Australia.

CFS State Coordinator, Daniel Austin said many landowners across the two districts may use the end of the Fire Danger Season to conduct burn-offs.

"The end of the Fire Danger Season doesn't mean it's free rein on lighting fires, if you are planning burning-off activities you must still be diligent to ensure a fire does not get out of control and threaten lives and property," Mr Austin said.

"We urge people conducting burn offs near a homestead to make sure all precautions are taken and contingency plans are in place to manage the fire should it get out of control.

"Locals residents can contact their local council for advice on burning-off outside of the Fire Danger Season."

A Total Fire Ban may also be declared outside the Fire Danger Season, and in this event a permit will be required and may be obtained from local councils.

For more information on the Fire Danger Season dates for South Australia's 15 Fire Ban Districts, and to see which Fire Ban District you live in check out the CFS website at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or contact the Bushfire Hotline on 1300 362 361.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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