Fire Crews on Standby in South Australia

Monday, January 11th, 2021
Total Fire Ban sign

Fire crews are on standby, command centres are ready to go and water-bombing aircraft have been prepared as South Australia heads into a day of high bushfire risk.

Dangerous conditions have been declared in most districts today,  prompting total fire bans amid warnings the scrub is ready to burn.

Country Fire Service duty commander Brenton Hastie says the underlying dryness means fires can become dangerous very quickly.

“We had a later start to the season but we’re now into January and the fuel is completely cured which means fires can burn to their maximum,” he said.

“So tomorrow is a day of concern for us. An extreme fire danger rating does mean that a fire has the potential to absolutely threaten lives and homes.”

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