The fire danger season in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Adelaide Metropolitan Fire District areas commences on 1 December 2020 and will run until 30 April 2021.
During the fire danger season burning in the open (vegetation pile burning) is not permitted.
Certain burning activities are still allowed on both metropolitan and non-metropolitan premises during the fire danger season (other than on a day declared Total Fire Ban Day), these include; fires being lit for food preparation, in accordance with specific conditions.
Such conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Minimum 4 metre clearance from all flammable materials
- Adequate water or other extinguishing device is at hand
- The fire is supervised by a responsible person (18 years of age or over) at all times whilst lit
- Burning of charcoal only (not wood) for warmth, such as in a brazier, fire pit or chiminea
- Burning principally for the preparation of food (fire must be of a size and built in a way that reasonably corresponds to that purpose).
- Burning within a dwelling, such as in a fireplace
Subject to the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 and By-law 6 Foreshores , a portable gas or electric barbeque can be used on the foreshore in an area that is clear of flammable material for a distance of four metres.
Find out more about burning activities during the fire danger season and to check daily Fire Ban information visit the CFS website.
All enquiries relating to fireworks are to be directed to the CFS only.