Eastern Eyre fire danger season ends

THE Eastern Eyre fire danger season finished at midnight on Saturday but landowners are reminded to remain vigilant when they are burning.

Eastern Eyre CFS group officer Bryan Trigg said there had been an increase in the number of prescribed burns “getting away” during the fire danger season as a result of exceptionally dry pasture.

He said while the season had finished and burns would continue, the material to be burned would still be dry until there was substantial rain and it needed to be burned under cool conditions.

“Strong diligence when lighting up rows to be burnt is still needed. 

“People need to heavily monitor any burns they undertake, as the dryness of the pasture will see a greater and quicker spread of fire,” Mr Trigg said.