Fire Prevention

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Fire Danger Season

Lower Eyre Peninsula's Fire Danger Season will be declared from November 15 to April 15, unless extended by the Country Fire Service.

During the Fire Danger Season there are strict controls on the lighting of fires and the use of certain tools in the open.

Pursuant to Section 105(F) of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005, an owner of private land must take reasonable steps:

a)      to prevent or inhibit the outbreak of fire on the land; and
b)      to prevent or inhibit the spread of fire through the land; and
c)      to protect property on the land from fire; and
d)      to minimise the threat to human life from a fire on the land.

Maximum penalty $5000.

Preparation of your home and property throughout the year will ensure that you, your property and your family are given the best chance to survive a bushfire.  A well prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire than one that has not been prepared.

Staying informed is also critical on days of high fire danger. Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, social media, mobile phones and by speaking with your neighbours - do not rely on one source of information as power and online services can be lost during a fire.

Prescribed Burns

Prescribed burning is the planned use of fire to a particular area of landscape. The aim is to reduce fine fuel hazards, manage native vegetation and protect biodiversity in strategic areas of South Australia's parks and reserves.