SA Country Fire Service

Message ID: 0005816
Time Message Issued: 13:46
Date Message Issued: 31/12/2021

Emergency Warning Message - WRATTONBULLY, EDENHOPE ROAD Bushfire - Seek Shelter Now Issued 31 Dec 2021 13:46

Media please note SEWS required.

Issued for Wrattonbully Fire near Edenhope Road and Border Road

This fire may pose a threat to lives directly in its path.

Act now. Identify where you will take shelter from the bushfire. Heat from the fire will kill you. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The WRATTONBULLY, EDENHOPE ROAD fire is uncontrolled. This grass fire is burning in a south-easterly direction towards Fullertons Road, Poolajelo, VIC, and Border Road, SA. Conditions are continually changing.

Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies.
YELLOW: Advice Message; ORANGE: Watch and Act Message; RED: Emergency Warning

For updates listen to your local ABC radio station on a battery powered radio, visit the CFS website or phone the Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: 31/12/2021 15:45

Homes that have been built to withstand a bushfire and are prepared to the highest level may provide safety.

You may lose power, water, phone and data connections.

Fire crews are responding but you should not expect a firefighter at your door.


  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan.
  • Protect yourself from the fire's heat - put on protective clothing.
  • Tell family and friends of your plans.


  • Leave now, don't delay.
  • Roads may become blocked or access may change. Smoke will reduce visibility.
  • Secure your pets for travel.
  • If you become stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover yourself, get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.


  • Identify a safe place inside, with more than one exit, before the fire arrives. Keep moving so you are away from the heat of the fire.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.
  • Close doors and windows to keep smoke out.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • If you have sprinklers, turn them on to wet the area.
  • If your building catches fire, go to an area already burnt. Check around you for anything burning.

Stay informed

Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours.

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

End of Message


  • Emergency Warning Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 15 minutes following.
  • Watch and Act Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 30 minutes following.
  • Bushfire Advice Messages are to be broadcast at the discretion of the broadcaster.

Government of South Australia