SA Country Fire Service

Incident Update

Message ID: 0006973
Time Message Issued: 19:06
Date Message Issued: 02/10/2023

Origin / Name: TAYLORVILLE

Incident Update - Taylorville Grassfire


The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) advises people in and around the area of Taylorville near Waikerie in the Riverland, that CFS resources continue to work to extinguish a grass fire that started earlier this afternoon.

Approximately 20 CFS firefighters and 6 trucks supported by local residents and their machinery have brought the fire under control and are now working to extinguish the fire. It is expected that crews will remain on scene late into the evening.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, fire investigators will be attending the scene to work to determine the cause of the fire.

CFS firefighters supported by residents have prevented the fire from spreading to a number of nearby houses and farm sheds.

The fire has however spread to a number of trees within inaccessible swamp land, along the rivers edge. These trees will continue to burn for a number of days and may occasionally produce some smoke and visible flames. These trees currently pose no threat to the community, and CFS resources supported by local residents will continue to monitor the scene for several days to ensure they do not pose a risk to the community.

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: 03/10/2023 12:00


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