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Fire Prevention Information

Fire Danger Season - Our Fire Ban District is Yorke Peninsula.

Fire Danger season runs from 1st  November  - April 15th  - Subject to change .

https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/bans_and_ratings/fire_danger_season_dates.jsp

 

Understanding Fire Regulations - CFS Website - www.cfs.sa.gov.au

Bushfire Safer Places :https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_a_fire/bushfire_safer_places.jsp

 

 

It is essential that you are familiar with the regulations and understand what you can and cannot do, within the DCBW area as we have a VERY strict burning policy.

Q Can I burn rubbish or grass cuttings on my property?
If you live within the Settlement Zones of Alford, Bute and Tickera or the Residential, Town Centre, Industry, Community or Rural Living Zones of Port Broughton, you CANNOT burn at any time. This ban extends to the areas of Fishermans Bay, Kulpara, Melton and Mundoora that are shown as the hatched areas on the Maps contained in the Environment Protection (EP) Burning Policy 1994 and Fire and Emergency Services Act.

If your property falls outside of these areas, you can burn but are subject to the conditions as outlined in the EP Burning Policy and the Fire and Emergency Services Act.
Environment Protection Burning Policy 1994 (334 kb)

Q Can I light a bonfire, campfire or light a fire for warmth or comfort?
You can if used principally for the preparation of food or beverages or the heating of a potable liquid. 
You must also adhere to the following regulations during Fire Danger Season:
Must be in a properly constructed fireplace; or
In a portable cooking appliance; or
The fire is in a 30cm deep trench and not more than one metre square in area and
You have a four metre cleared space around and above the fire
A responsible person is in attendance at all times
An adequate agent to extinguish the fire is at hand

Q Can I use a gas or electric BBQ?
Yes, providing you have a responsible person in attendance at all times and have a 4 metre cleared space around and above the gas fire or electric element. An adequate agent to extinguish the fire must also be at hand.

Should you have any further queries, please contact Council on 8635 2107.

Main Office
11 Bay Street
Port Broughton SA 5522
Sub Office
Railway Terrace
Bute SA 5560
Postal Address
PO Box 3
Port Broughton SA 5522
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8635 2107
Fax:      08 8635 2596
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