SA Country Fire Service

INCIDENT UPDATE

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Message ID: 0004794
Time Message Issued: 09:57
Date Message Issued: 28/01/2020

Origin / Name: RAVINE

Incident Update for Ravine Fire on Kangaroo Island

ISSUED FOR RAVINE

There are 81 firefighting personnel and 30 vehicles working on the fire ground today.

The forecast for later in the week is for increased temperatures and winds, for Wednesday and Thursday, with a likely Total Fire Ban on Thursday.

The recent favourable weather has allowed firefighters to make good progress in identifying and extinguishing hot spots. Hot spots are still being found by crews in the Blue Gum Hill, Cygnet River and Vivonne Bay areas. They will continue to work on strengthening control lines ahead of the increased Fire Danger Ratings.

Ground crews are working today to assess and rectify damage to roads and infrastructure. Access for residents has been restored for many areas of the island. The remaining access restrictions for residents are a priority for Local Government, SA Police and other agencies The main arterial roads of Playford Highway, West End Highway and South Coast Road are open. There is a potential of injury from falling trees in other areas. 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. National Parks and Wildlife SA crews are preparing to rectify the damage so that all parks can be opened to the public as soon as possible.

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

CFS continues to move firefighting resources to and from the Island. There will continue to be significant fire appliances and support vehicles through out the fire ground and at the staging area.

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.

If you find a non-life threatening tree down which blocking access, call the SA State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.

For assistance with injured or distressed animals, native or domestic, by trained and certified personnel, South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) can be contacted on:

Mbl: 04 7705 5233
Email: coordinator@savem.org.au

To receive updates direct to your phone, install the Alert SA app at alert.sa.gov.au

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 29 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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