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Total Fire Bans Declared For Second Day Straight

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SA faces another day of severe bushfire risk, with total fire bans declared for 8 districts across the state today.

The Mt Lofty Ranges Murraylands and Upper South East are all facing hot to very hot and dry conditions today with northerly winds of up to 45km an hour.

There is a southwest to southerly change expected later in this afternoon and early evening which may bring possible thunderstorms across the southern coasts.

The Total Fire Ban will apply for 24 hours from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow. The CFS recommends that you implement your Bushfire Survival Plan.

Areas under total fire ban today December 7 2018.

Flinders - Severe
Mid North - Severe
Mount Lofty Ranges - Severe
Yorke Peninsula - Severe
Riverland - Severe
Murraylands - Severe
Upper South East - Severe
Lower South East - Severe

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 further information contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au