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Weather Conditions To Test SA Fire Crews

Hills fire 5 Jan 15

Today's weather will be the first real test for South Australia for the current fire danger season.

Hot and windy conditions are expected across the state, with the CFS declaring total fire bans on the West Coast and Eastern Eyre Peninsula.

Fire danger season has already started in the Murraylands and Upper South East, the Mt Lofty Ranges not until December 1st.

It was this time last year the Pinery bushfire broke out, it burned for a week through 86,000 hectares, taking two lives in the process.

That same time a fire also threatened residents in Lameroo.

We're being reminded to be extra careful to ensure we don't accidentally spark a blaze today. Temperatures will reach 37 in Murray Bridge, 33 in Mt Barker and 30 in Victor Harbr with windy conditions also expected on the south coast.