Fire Danger Season has been set for most South Australian areas, with five districts having their bans commencing two weeks earlier than usual.
Dry conditions in the Flinders, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland and Murraylands have resulted in an increase in fire dangers, resulting in the earlier start to the season.
Country Fire Service deputy chief officer Andrew Stark said consultation with local bushfire management committees had resulted in the decision.
"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," Mr Stark 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.
"Ensure you have spoken to your family about what you will do on days of increased fire danger, or if a fire starts.
"The CFS has a 5 Minute Survival Plan available on the website which will guide you in how to develop your plan."
Fire Danger Season dates
- Flinders - 21 October - about 2 weeks early
- North West Pastoral - 1 November
- North East Pastoral -1 November
- Mid North - 1 November - 2 weeks early
- Yorke Peninsula - 1 November - 2 weeks early
- Lower Eyre Peninsula - 1 November
- Eastern Eyre Peninsula - 1 November
- West Coast - 1 November
- Riverland - 1 November - 2 weeks early
- Murraylands 1 November - 2 weeks early
- Upper South East - 15 November
Fire Danger Season dates yet to be confirmed:
- - Mount Lofty Ranges
- - Kangaroo Island
- - Lower South East
- - Adelaide Metropolitan