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Fire Danger Season Over For Mt Lofty Ranges

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Fire danger season has now ended in the Mt Lofty Ranges, after it was extended for a further two weeks.

The season was set to end on April 30 but after a lack of rain and drier than normal fuel loads across the region for the time of year, the CFS opted to continue the bans until midnight last night May 15).

There were several fires across the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu during the season, luckily there were no lives lost or major property damage, the CFS praising its staff and volunteers, also extending that thanks to the volunteer’s employers and family for being understanding of the important role they play.

"Each day of the Fire Danger Season volunteers across the state have responded to incidents. They leave the comfort of their workplaces and homes to assist the community."

"Employers and families play a significant role in allowing volunteers to attend CFS duties and we thank them for accommodating the vital work of our volunteers too."

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