08 8664 1139

Fire Danger Season

Notice Contact Ms Jennie Window
Phone 08  8664 1139
Notice Address 94 Ayr Street, Jamestown SA 5491
Australia
Notice Email ceo@nacouncil.sa.gov.au

 Outdoor Cooking – Fire Danger Season

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is advising households across South Australia may need alternative outdoor cooking plans during the Fire Danger Season (15/11/2016 to 31/4/2016) if a Total Fire Ban is declared. This includes Christmas day.

During a Total Fire Ban

  • An electric or gas barbeque is permitted provided it adheres to guidelines. Electric or gas barbeques can be used provided precautions are taken such as:
  • The  electric or gas barbeque  being within 15 metres of a domestic premises or a coastal foreshore; and the area need to be clear of flammable material within four metres (both at ground level and above the barbeque); and a person being present at all times and an appropriate extinguisher on hand.
  • outdoor solid fuel cookers such as a: Weber, brazier, pizza oven or rotisserie spit is NOT permitted.

People should have an alternative plan if they were planning to use an outdoor solid fuel cooker and there is a Total Fire Ban. Having a gas or electric cooking alternative will ensure cooking plans can go head.

It is important to check the CFS website or social media channels by 5pm to know what ban will be in place the following day.

If a Total Fire Ban is not in place for your Fire Ban District a solid fuel cooker can be used provided Fire Danger Season precautions are adhered.

Northern Areas Council
PO Box 120, Jamestown SA 5491
Phone: 8664 1139 | Fax: 8664 1085 |ceo@nacouncil.sa.gov.au
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