Total fire ban for Fleurieu: November 14

The fire danger rating for the Mount Lofty Ranges is listed as severe and there is a total fire ban. Photo: File.
The fire danger rating for the Mount Lofty Ranges is listed as severe and there is a total fire ban. Photo: File.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared a total fire ban for the Mount Lofty Ranges, including the Fleurieu Peninsula, for Tuesday, November 14.

The fire danger rating for the district has been listed as severe, as “very hazardous fire weather conditions are predicted”.

People in the area are recommended to implement their bushfire survival plan.

A total fire ban applies for 24 hours.

Tips from the CFS

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 more information, contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au