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CFS Urging Farmers to Burn Off with Caution

CFS.jpgThe CFS are urging people to exercise caution as landowners begin stubble burning on paddocks in preparation for seeding.

Residents may notice an increase in smoke in grain and crop growing districts.

SA Country Fire Service State Duty Commander Nik Stanley says with the state still within the Fire Danger Season, land owners are reminded to gain approval from their local council prior to considering burns

Those who have conducted burns should also check to make sure they are fully extinguished.

During the Fire Danger Season burns can only be carried out if the correct permit under the Fire and Emergency Services Act has been issued and conditions adhered to.

Fire Ban Season are currently forecast to end in the following districts on:

31 March for North East Pastoral and North West Pastoral

15 April for Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Murraylands, Riverland, Upper South East, West Coast and Yorke Peninsula.

More information on burning and appropriate regulations can be found at www.cfs.sa.gov.au