SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0005567
Time Message Issued: 16:51
Date Message Issued: 02/09/2021

Origin / Name: PARAWA

Grass and scrub fire contained


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

The fire is now classified as contained, though pockets are still burning in a pine plantation, road side vegetation, scrub and creek line vegetation.

The fire is approximately 220 hectares in size.

Winds are now beginning to ease over the fireground ahead of the expected change.

CFS, DEW and SA Forestry crews will remain on the scene to patrol the fire tonight, with crews beginning to downscale their patrols as the threat lessens.

Emergency vehicles will continue to move through the area over night, with road users reminded to slow to 25km/h if a vehicle has flashing red and blue lights activated.

The Parawa fire has burned within the Waitpinga Conservation Park and areas to the south, near Tunkallila Road, Illawong Road and Rymill Road.

Following the change this evening, residents in the Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor and Middleton areas may begin to smell and see smoke from this fire.

Residents with respiratory issues are encouraged to close windows and doors, and stay inside, prior to the change arriving.

Roads in the area may remain closed until roadside vegetation has been checked and deemed safe.

A full list of current road closures is available at

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: Sep 03 2021 09:00


  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
  • Decide what you will do if the situation changes
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