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Message ID: 0004764
Time Message Issued: 20:03
Date Message Issued: 20/01/2020

Origin / Name: RAVINE

Incident Update - Ravine, Kangaroo Island


Whist these fires have been burning for some time, the community is reminded that a Bushfire Advice Message remains current for this fire.

A number of hot spots within the fireground have been identified and dealt with today by ground crews and aerial water bombing aircraft. The hard work today by all involved in fighting this fire has resulted in strengthened control lines and greater areas of protection for communities.

To support these efforts heavy plant continues to be used to create fire breaks and to secure control lines. This will continue for a number of days whilst we work towards containing the fire.

Aircraft has also been used to assist with gaining intelligence for this incident.

We are asking the public to continue to monitor their surrounds for flare ups, stay alert and watch out for new fires in their area.

Burning trees and underground roots, damaged or blocked roads, falling trees, fallen power lines, smoke, ash and possible asbestos contamination, is still a risk and these present new hazards in an ever changing landscape.

Roads continue to be monitored and assessed for changes to the closures, to allow further access to residents and tourist on the Island. Please ensure you visit for the latest updates.

Anyone travelling on fire impacted roads need to be aware that road conditions have changed. Road safety signage has been destroyed across much of the fire ground. Driving with care and caution at reduced speeds is essential to your safety. There are a significant number of roads that are blocked within fire affected areas, these road blocks are in place for a reason, please do not drive around them.

Please report any unsafe driving to SA Police on 131444 or download the Traffic Watch App.

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: 21/01/2020 09:00


  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
  • Decide what you will do if the situation changes
  • Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours


Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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