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Fire Danger Season Brought Forward

Grass fire at Willunga

The Country Fire Service has announced Fire Danger Season will be brought forward for five districts in South Australia. 

The Murraylands Season will begin two weeks early, on November 1.

The dry conditions experienced this winter mean the fire potential is above average this year.

CFS Deputy Chief Officer, Andrew Stark, says a bushfire has ‘the potential for devastation.’

“Long-term forecasts for significantly above average temperatures, significantly below average rainfall and now increasing chance of winds, means that we are potentially facing more significant conditions (than) we’ve experienced over the last number of summers,” he said.

“It's now a good time to prepare your homes’ for the season. There are simple things you can do around the home to protect it from bushfire.

"We've already seen large fires interstate this year, so it's a timely warning to South Australians to prepare early ahead of this year's Fire Danger Season.”

Dates have not yet been announced for the South Coast or Hills regions.

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