SA Country Fire Service

INCIDENT UPDATE

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Message ID: 0004784
Time Message Issued: 09:43
Date Message Issued: 24/01/2020

Origin / Name: RAVINE

Incident Update for Ravine Fire on Kangaroo Island

ISSUED FOR RAVINE

There are 125 firefighting personnel and 40 vehicles working on the fire ground today.

Crews are continuing work on blacking out and mopping up as there are still hot spots and burning logs.

Over the coming days there may be some flareups however with the more favourable weather crews will be able to address these quickly.

Ground crews are working to assess and rectify damage to roads and infrastructure. This process is arduous and ongoing. There is a continuing risk of injury from falling trees. Local Government, SA Police and other agencies have prioritised opening roads as soon as it safe to do so. For the latest road access information please visit www.traffic.sa.gov.au

The Conservation Parks listed below are open:

  • Baudin Conservation Park
  • Lashmar Conservation Park
  • Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park & Wilderness
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Visitor Centre at Cape Willoughby Conservation Park

There is no public access to Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves until further notice. The extent of damage to park infrastructure is still to be properly assessed and it is unsafe for the any members of the public to be in these areas.

Check www.parks.sa.gov.au for updated parks information.

SA Power Networks are continuing work on repairing lines to restore power.

Moisture can cause electrical insulators, damaged by the fire, to crack and so power outages may occur as these are identified and fixed.

Asbestos removal crews are working in the area to the west of Parndana today.

For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Jan 25 2020 10:00

WHAT TO DO:

  • 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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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