SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005972
Time Message Issued: 11:26
Date Message Issued: 24/01/2022

Origin / Name: COLES



About 90 firefighters worked throughout the evening patrolling the fire ground and extinguishing hot spots. A small number of fire crew will remain on the ground today continuing this work.

The Coles fire has burned 3,877 hectares.

Local government and Department of Infrastructure and Transport are continuing to work in the vicinity of the fire ground 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,
- Diagonal Road, between Clay Wells Road and Calendale Road, COLES, and
- Calendale Road, between Broadlands Lane and Clay Wells Road, COLES.

The CFS is now beginning the process of transitioning the fire ground back to the landowners and supporting the recovery process.

Local government, fire crews and other supporting agencies will remain in the area over the next few days and the community is asked to remain vigilant if in the area.

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 25 2022 12:00


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