SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005563
Time Message Issued: 11:05
Date Message Issued: 02/09/2021

Origin / Name: PARAWA

Grass and scrub fire at Parawa


There is a grass and scrub fire near PARAWA in the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.

The fire is burning in a pine plantation, road side vegetation, scrub and creek line vegetation.

The fire is approximately 190 hectares in size and travelling slowly along vegetation lines in a southerly direction, in difficult terrain, and being driven by strong, erratic winds.

CFS, DEW and SA Forestry crews are fighting the fire that is burning both within the Waitpinga Conservation Park and areas to the south, near Tunkallila Road, Illawong Road and Rymill Road.

Approximately 120 firefighters are on scene and experiencing challenging conditions.

Northerly wind gusts of up to 70 km/h are being experienced on the fireground with an expected weather change shifting winds to the WNW at 5pm this afternoon.

Currently no buildings or assets are under threat, with firefighters successfully defending a hut on the fireground this morning.

Roads have been closed due to this incident. A full list of current road closures is available at

Smoke will be visible in the area.

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: Sep 02 2021 14:00


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