SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005969
Time Message Issued: 16:40
Date Message Issued: 23/01/2022

Origin / Name: COLES



Around 90 firefighters and incident management personnel have worked throughout the day reviewing hotspots and continuing blacking out operations to secure the fire edge. This work will continue throughout the night.

Professional arborists, local government and Department of Infrastructure and Transport have been working in the vicinity of the fireground today to assist in the clearing of dangerous trees in order to make the area safe and to allow for the reopening of local roads.

Although some roads in the area have now been reopened, the community is advised to take care if traveling in the area.

The following roads will remain closed until further notice:

- Elad Rd between Calendale Rd and Spence-Coles Rd,
- Calendale Road from Broadlands Lane in the north to Clay Wells Road in the south,
- Elad Road, between Conmurra Road and Spence-Coles Road, COLES,
- Diagonal Road, between Clay Wells Road and Calendale Road, COLES, and
- Calendale Road, between Broadlands Lane and Clay Wells Road, COLES.

The road closures will be reviewed continuously and will be reopened to the community once assessed as safe to do so.

Smoke may continue to blow across the area and may be seen and smelt by residents across the Lower South East while mopping up operations are conducted. If you are impacted by smoke, close your doors and windows, and stay inside.

The CFS is continuing to provide support to the families, volunteers and staff who were impacted by the tragic incident that occurred on the Coles fire ground during Friday, 21 January 2022.

The CFS would like to thank the community of South Australia for their overwhelming support and compassion throughout this difficult time.

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 24 2022 12:00


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