Warm Christmas may change cooking plans

BARBECUE: Father Christmas may have to change his barbecue plans if a day of total fire ban is declared on Lower Eyre Peninsula.Hot conditions forecastfor Christmas Day may force those planning a Christmas barbecue to change their plans if a total fire ban is issued.
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Lower Eyre Peninsula is expected to see temperatures risingfor the rest of the week with Port Lincoln expected to reach a maximum of about 34 degrees on Sunday.

Cummins is expected to reach about 39 on Sunday and Tumby Bay canexpecta maximum of about 36.

The CFS is advising households across the state that if a day of total fire ban is declared they will not be allowed to use outdoor solid fuel cookers such as a Weber, brazier, pizza oven or rotisserie spit.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Tom Boeck said there would be a warming trend overthe next few days.

“Temperatures will be rising up and by the time we get to Saturday it should be hot to very hot throughout,” he said.

“Sunday should be the same, hot to very hot.

“Inland temperatures will be near the 40-degreemark then become milder for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.”

Mr Boeck said a cooler change should come through on Monday with a chance of rain and possible thunderstorms.

Ondays of total fire ban people can normally get a schedule 10 permit to use a solid fuel cooker but the CFS announced on Tuesday it was no longer issuing permits for Christmas Day.

An electric or gas barbecue is permitted provided guidelines are followed.

These guidelines includethe barbecue being within 15 metres of a dwelling, havinga four metre clearance around the cooker and a responsible person with a way of extinguishing a fire should be on hand.

CFS state coordinator Brenton Eden said councils couldstill issue permits in anticipation for a fire ban day however people should not rely solely on getting a permit.

“To attain a permit people need to contact their local government but bear in mind many council offices may be short staffed leading up to Christmas so it may not be possible to process,” he said.

Mr Eden said having a gas or electric cooking alternative would ensure cooking plans couldgo ahead.

Total fire bans for Christmas Day will be announced after 4pm on Christmas Eve on the CFS website.

Mr Eden said if a total fire ban was not issued in your district then solid fuel cookers could be used provided fire danger season precautions were followed.

More information aboutwhat people can and cannot do on a day of total fire ban is available on the CFS website at 梧桐夜网cfs.sa.gov419论坛

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