SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005529
Time Message Issued: 12:35
Date Message Issued: 23/04/2021

Origin / Name: MURBKO

Reed fire at Julia Island, Murbko


There is a reed fire on Julia Island, MURBKO north of BLANCHETOWN in the Mid Murray area of South Australia.

CFS crews are currently attending a fire of approximately 8m by 300m on the island.

The island is difficult to access and the crews are allowing the fire to burn and smolder in areas while they attempt to protect River Red Gums on the island and stop the fire from travelling towards nearby boat club facilities.

Crews will continue to monitor and attempt to extinguish the fire over the next few days and intermittent plumes of smoke may rise from the reed fire as crews continue to extinguish areas.

There is no current risk to the public and crews will remain on site while the fire continues to burn.

This fire was first reported at 11:42pm on Thursday night.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Apr 24 2021 14:30


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