Tourists and locals are being urged to check before firing up a barbecue at the state's parks and reserves with fire restrictions now in effect .
Restrictions started on October 15 in the state's north west pastoral and north east pastoral fire ban districts, affecting parks and reserves near Andamooka, Coober Pedy, Roxby Downs, Arkaroola and Leigh Creek.
The restrictions are crucial in preventing bush fires, said Grant Pelton, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR).
“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," he said.
"Gas barbecues are still be permitted but cannot be used on days of total fire ban."
All wood fires or solid fuel fires are prohibited.
Fire restrictions will be put in place at other parks and reserves across South Australia from November 1.
More information is available at the DEWNR website or by calling DEWNR on (08) 8204 1910. Regional offices:
Alinytjara Wilurara: (08) 8357 3880
Berri: (08) 8595 2111
Black Hill: (08) 8336 0901
Clare: (08) 8841 3400
Flinders Chase: (08) 8553 4450
Kingscote: (08) 8553 4444
Mount Gambier: (08) 8735 1177
Murray Bridge: (08) 8532 9100
Port Augusta: (08) 8648 5300
Port Lincoln: (08) 8688 3111
Wilpena: (08) 8648 0048
For more information about fire restrictions contact the CFS Fire Bans Hotline 1300 362 361.