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Fire Danger Season Extended On Lower Eyre Peninsula

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Due to a prolonged dry spell in the Lower Eyre Peninsula, the Fire Danger Season has been extended by three weeks, with the end now set as 6 May. 

The Fire Danger Season has now finished for the Eastern Eyre Peninsula and West Coast fire ban districts. 

CFS State Duty Commander Leigh Miller said the risk of bushfire is not over until we have substantial rainfall to encourage green grass growth and increase fuel moisture in bushland areas. 

Mr Miller stated that while the rain over the weekend has helped we would require rainfall of more than 70mm, combined with milder autumn conditions, before we are likely to see a reduction in risk. 

Mr Miller also cautioned people in areas where the Fire Danger Seasons had completed to commence burn-offs with care.