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What is the Fire Danger Rating today?

Fire Danger

Fires can threaten suddenly and without warning, and can travel very fast.

It's important that you use triggers to warn you of the potential for danger before a fire even starts.

Days of high fire danger are usually:

  • hot
  • dry
  • windy

Danger Season Dates

Adelaide Metropolitan: December 1 - April 30

Mount Lofty Ranges: November 17 - April 30 (Please be advised that there may be changes to services in the Mount Lofty Fire Ban District on total fire ban days.)


Know what to do on a Fire Danger Day

The most important thing on high fire risk days is to be alert to what is going on around you. Most of your preparatory actions will be the same whether you are leaving early or staying and defending. They include:

  • monitoring the radio
  • checking the weather forecast
  • ringing neighbours to share facts and opinions
  • ringing the Bushfire Information Hotline about what is happening in your area
  • going outside and looking for smoke every 30 minutes
  • performing the actions that will allow you more time as the fire front approaches
  • performing the actions that are part of your local community strategies, for example, checking on a vulnerable neighbour.

If you are planning to leave early on days of high fire danger, find out more here.

If you are planning to stay and defend on days of high fire danger, find out more here.


Council Service Delivery on Total Fire Ban Days

There may be changes to service delivery in some areas on other total fire ban days (e.g. Very High/High) as there still may be a risk to be managed and certain tasks/equipment may not be able to be undertaken/used on these days.

For information on which services may be affected click here.





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