SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005874
Time Message Issued: 06:29
Date Message Issued: 20/01/2022

Origin / Name: COLES

Coles Fire Update


CFS remains in attendance at the Coles fire near Lucindale in the state's lower southeast. More than 165 firefighters have been working during the night to halt the spread of the fire with the assistance of heavy plant machinery, which has been creating mineral earth breaks around the fires perimeter.

Further crews will be brought in today to continue working along the fires perimeter and to actively fight any areas that may flare up due to the daytime weather forecast. An increase in temperature and wind over the next two days is expected, which could hinder the efforts of crews on the ground.

CFS crews will continue to be supported by Farm Fire Units, forest industry crews (including, PF Olsen Crews and Australian Bluegum Plantations), heavy plant machinery and aerial firefighting resources.

The fire continues to burn in plantation, including areas known as bluegum slash consisting of old stumps and debris remaining on the ground, and surrounding grassland.

Whilst overnight conditions eased there were still areas of active fire and smoke will continue to be seen and smelt by residence in the areas to the south, southwest and west.

The community is reminded to stay vigilant and monitor conditions throughout the next few days as its expected that the conditions will continuously change.

Callendale Road has been closed from Konetta Road, Lucindale Road and Clay Wells Road and it is only accessible to bona fide residents, emergency services and relief agencies.

SA Police, SA Ambulance and Salvation Army are also in attendance.

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: Jan 20 2022 12:00


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