Message ID: 0005292
Time Message Issued: 22:45
Date Message Issued: 12/01/2021
Origin / Name: BLACKFORD
Grass fire at Blackford, Lucindale, and Avenue Range in the Lower South East of South Australia
ISSUED FOR BLACKFORD
SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is currently in attendance at a grass fire in the Blackford, Avenue Range and Lucindale areas in the Lower South East of South Australia. The fire is now contained however there is a current active Bushfire Advice message issued.
The fire has impacted the communities of Avenue Range, Blackford and Lucindale with several structures confirmed lost or substantially damaged. The fire has burnt more than 14,174ha of grass and scrub, with significant losses to fencing and livestock. Rapid Damage Assessment teams are currently checking structures in the fire affected areas.
CFS and Department of Environment and Water (DEW) have 20 fire trucks and 100 firefighters currently on the fireground. The Victorian Country Fire Authority has assisted with fire trucks and personnel resources. One Forty One Plantations have also assisted with fire trucks and personnel.
Department of Primary Industry SA (PIRSA) teams will be on the fire ground in the coming days assessing stock losses and helping locals with injured stock. If you need assistance or information regarding your livestock please call 1800 255 556.
South Australian Power Networks (SAPN-ETSA) is inspecting and repairing electrical infrastructure. Please stay well away from any down power lines until SAPN have completed repairs. If you have downed power lines on your property please phone 13 13 66.
The South East Drainage Board have people inspecting the drains, bridges and crossings within the fire area.
SAPOL have roads closed in the area, please refer to the traffic.sa.gov.au for updates as these are changing with conditions. If you are driving through this area you should slow down and be aware of fallen trees, injured or deceased livestock and wildlife that may be on the roads.
If the general public see any outbreaks of fire they should immediately contact 000.
For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.
This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Jan 13 2021 10:00
WHAT TO DO:
- Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
- Decide what you will do if the situation changes
- Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours
KEEP UP TO DATE:
- CFS website : cfs.sa.gov.au
- Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
- For hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361
- For teletype service TTY 133 677
- CFS on Facebook or Twitter
- On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners.
Do not rely on a single source for warning information.
For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)
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