Fire restrictions now in effect

Restrictions on the lighting of fires in the open in the Lower South East started yesterday and will remain in force until April 30.

The annual crackdown in the Upper South East got under way on November 15 and finishes on April 15.

The Fire Danger Season generally runs from November through to April, although these dates may change due to seasonal conditions. The exact dates are published before the Fire Danger Season.

During the Fire Danger Season restrictions are placed on lighting fires to reduce the chances of large fires starting.

These restrictions are escalated when a Total Fire Ban Day is declared.

The Fire Danger Season dates for all 15 districts have been declared for 2021/2022

The CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones has declared the dates and they have been published in the Government Gazette.

Restrictions on fires under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 will apply throughout South Australia.

Mr Jones said it’s important that South Australians have a Bushfire Survival Plan, or if they do not have one, they prepare it now.

“South Australians who work, travel or live in an area where bushfires can occur – including those on the urban-fringe – should familiarise themselves on where they can re-locate to if threatened by fire,” Mr Jones said.

The CFS will have a free Bushfire Survival Plan workshop at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Millicent and Rendelsham CFS Brigades recently joined the AFP, SAPOL, SES and SAAS for a family fun day at Noorla Yo-Long Outdoor Adventure Camp at Rendelsham.

It was regarded as a superb initiative to welcome and host members of the Limestone Coast migrant community while underscoring the roles emergency services play in assisting and supporting all members of the community.

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