Fire Danger Season extended to 15 May 2018

The 2017/2018 Fire Danger Season ​has been extended up to and including Tuesday 15 May.

Due to lower than average rainfalls combined with higher than average temperatures the CFS has extended the Fire Danger Season by 15 days for the Mount Lofty Ranges.

CFS Director of Preparedness Operations Leigh Miller said the risk of bushfire will not subside until we have substantial rainfall to encourage green grass growth and increase fuel moisture in bushland areas.

"We would require rainfall of more than 70mm in some areas, combined with milder autumn conditions, before we are likely to see a reduction in risk," Mr Miller said.

Some areas of the Mount Lofty Ranges are between 25 - 100mm lower than their average rainfall from January to April according to Bureau of Meteorology records

Mr Miller advised that anyone wishing to do any burning after the season has ended to comply with the Broad Acre Burning Code of Practice to make sure burning is done safely.