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SA bushfire season to start one month early, 15 October in some areas

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

On 2 October, South Australian Emergency Services Minister, Cannel Zollo, and CFS chief officer Euan Ferguson announced the fire season would start on 15 October in some districts, reported The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p.3).

Earlier than usual: This was up to one month earlier than the traditional start dates in the mid north, Yorke Peninsula, Murray-lands and Riverland. The upper southeast, Kangaroo Island, Mt Lofty Ranges and Adelaide Metropolitan areas would start their bushfire season on 1 No­vember, while the lower southeast would start on 15 November. Eight grassfires were reported across the state yesterday.

The Advertiser, 3/10/2007, p. 3

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