SA Country Fire Service

INCIDENT UPDATE

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Message ID: 0005425
Time Message Issued: 19:12
Date Message Issued: 02/02/2021

Origin / Name: WESTERN RIVER

Incident Update

ISSUED FOR WESTERN RIVER

There is a grass/scrub fire near De Mole River, 40 Kilometres west of Parndana, on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

This fire currently has a warning message active. Refer to the CFS website for the most up to date warning information.

CFS crews are actively working to extinguish the fire which is currently releasing large amounts of smoke, impacting on the surrounding area.

CFS is anticipating that fire activity may decrease over night, before intensifying on Wednesday morning. Crews will remain at the fireground overnight actively fighting the fire where safe and accessible, and patrolling the broader area for any spotting or flareups.

To ensure your safety, that of firefighters and other emergency personnel who are working in the area, please do not enter the area unless necessary. Hazards may include reduced visibility due to smoke, fallen trees blocking roads and emergency vehicles operating in the area.

Residents in the area are advised to remain vigilant and to continue checking and following your Bushfire Survival Plan.

No roads have been closed around this incident, however this may change at short notice. Continue to monitor www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/road-safety/road-closures

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: Feb 03 2021 09:00

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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