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Be Prepared for Bushfires Over the Break

Bushfire.JPGThe CFS is reminding holiday travellers to continue to Look and Listen for news of bushfires over the break.

Above average temperatures and drier than normal weather means the risk for bushfires is still very high and several districts may have Total Fire Ban declarations at some point over the long weekend.

CFS State Duty Commander Yvette Dowling says people need to be aware of where they may be travelling to, and what the conditions and fire restrictions may be in the area

The Fire Danger Season has been extended this year for the Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North and Yorke Peninsula until 30 April 2019.

 

Travellers can check which Fire Ban District they are traveling into, where Bushfire Safer Places are and what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Season at cfs.sa.gov.au.

They should also monitor cfs.sa.gov.au, CFS social media channels on Facebook or Twitter, local radio and local media outlets to find out if Total Fire Bans have been issued for the area they are in, or to find more information if a fire is be burning in their area.

 

Image Source: 5AU Maddy Kennedy