Fire Danger Season

Notice Contact Ms Jennie Window
Phone 08  8664 1139
Notice Address 94 Ayr Street, Jamestown SA 5491
Notice Email

 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.

Principal Office

PO Box 120, 94 Ayr Street

Jamestown SA 5491

Tel: 08 8664 1139


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Spalding Office

11 Main Street

Spalding SA 5454

Tel: 08 8845 2017

Tues: 10am - 2.30pm

Thurs: 9am - 5pm

Gladstone Office

14 Fifth Street

Gladstone SA 5473

Tel: 08 8662 2018

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm