Total fire ban declared for Mid North and Flinders

The Country Fire Service (CFS) has advised that total fire bans will be in place in the Mid North and Flinders for Friday December 7 as hazardous fire weather conditions have been predicted. 

Port Pirie is expected to get very hot, with a day temperature of 40 expected and overnight temperatures are expected to fall to the low to mid 20s. 

Jamestown, Clare, Orroroo and Snowtown are all forecast to reach maximum temperatures between 38 and 40 degrees. 

Total fire bans have been declared for other places including:​

  • Mount Lofty Ranges - Severe
  • Yorke Peninsula - Severe
  • Riverland - Severe
  • Murraylands - Severe
  • Upper South East - Severe
  • Lower South East - Severe

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

The Total Fire Ban will apply for 24 hours from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow. The CFS recommends that you implement your Bushfire Survival Plan.

FIRE DANGER RATING

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.

Landowners are also asked to ensure that any burn-off activities conducted today are fully extinguished before midnight tonight.

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