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Fire Danger Season Over For Some But Risk Remains


While fire danger season may now be over for several districts across SA, the CFS are warning that the risks are still there.

The season ended for the Murraylands and Upper South East at midnight, the Mt Lofty Ranges season still in place until al least the end of the month with CFS saying they may extend the season past the planned end dates depending on th risk levels.

The CFS is advising anyone considering conducting a burn off now to do so with extreme caution as the state hasn’t received a significant amount of rain yet leaving a dry fuel load and not a lot of green grass growth.

"We would require rainfall of more than 70mm, combined with milder autumn conditions, before we are likely to see a reduction in risk," CFS State Duty Commander Leigh Miller said.

SDC Miller advised that anyone wishing to do any burning after the season has ended to comply with the Broad Acre Burning Code of Practice to make sure burning is done safely.

 "There will still be patches within the state where fuel loads are still high and very dry, so people may need to delay their burn-offs a few more weeks to avoid large fires," he said.


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