SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005811
Time Message Issued: 22:07
Date Message Issued: 29/12/2021

Origin / Name: BOWMANS

Large Haystack Fire West Of Balaklava In The Mid-North


CFS is attending a large haystack fire west of Balaklava in the mid-north of South Australia.

The fire is currently burning through approximately 500 to 1000 large bales of hay, and the fire may be visible in the area of Port Wakefield, Balaklava and the Augusta Highway.

CFS firefighters will remain at the fire overnight in order to take advantage of the cooler overnight temperatures to fight the fire.

It is expected that CFS firefighters will remain at the fire for several days with the possibility of smoke being present in the area.

You are advised to close all doors and windows and stay indoors if you suffer from any respiratory or cardiac conditions.

Motorists are advised to be careful on the roads, as smoke may reduce visibility.

For updates visit the CFS website ( or phone the Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Dec 30 2021 10:00


  • 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


Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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