Fire restrictions start in South Australia’s parks and reserves
Date posted: 19 October 2012
Restrictions on lighting fires and using barbecues in some parks and reserves in South Australia have commenced.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) said restrictions commenced this week in the North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral Fire Ban Districts.
DEWNR Regional Coordination director Grant Pelton said the restrictions prohibited the use of all wood fires or solid fuel fires on parks and reserves in these areas.
He said gas barbecues would still be permitted – although could not be used on days of total fire ban.
“The restrictions have been put in place to help protect the public and reduce bushfire risk,” Mr Pelton said.
“We urge people who may wish to visit or travel through South Australia’s parks to visit the DEWNR website where up-to-date information on fire restrictions is available.
“Fire restrictions will also be put in place at other parks and reserves across South Australia from 1 November.
“As the peak summer fire danger period approach, these fire restrictions are essential for reducing the risk of fires starting in South Australia’s parks and reserves.
“DEWNR works in close partnership with the Country Fire Service and SA Water to reduce the impact of bushfires on public land and fire restrictions are another measure put in place for the safety of visitors who like to enjoy our parks.”
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