Total fire ban declared for Fleurieu: Dec 7, 2018

Fire ban: A total fire ban is in place today.
Fire ban: A total fire ban is in place today.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared a total fire ban for the Mount Lofty region, including the Fleurieu, on Friday, December 7.

The fire danger rating was severe, and very hazardous fire weather conditions have been predicted.

The ban is in place until midnight, and the CFS recommends residents have their bushfire survival plan in place for that time.

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