Bushfire

Second bushfire burns uncontrolled near Port Vincent

The CFS has issued a watch and act for a bushfire burning uncontrolled at Curramulka and Port Vincent near Port Vincent in the mid Yorke Peninsula of South Australia.

UPDATE:

The threat from the fire at for Curramulka near Curramulka and Port Vincent in in the mid Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, has reduced, however people are reminded to take care in the area. Smoke will reduce visibility on the roads and there is a risk of trees and branches falling.For information on bushfires check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.This message at the time of sending is the final message in relation to this event. This message expires at: 08/04/2021 15:45

Fire Origin / Fire Name: CURRAMULKA, HICKMAN ROAD

The CFS has issued a watch and act for a bushfire burning uncontrolled at Curramulka and Port Vincent near Port Vincent in the mid Yorke Peninsula of South Australia.

This is in addition to another uncontrolled bushfire near Auburn.

If you are in the area, take action now as this bushfire may threaten your safety. If you are not prepared, leave now and if the path is clear, go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The CURRAMULKA, HICKMAN ROAD fire is uncontrolled. This scrub fire is burning in a South Easterly direction towards Powerline Rd, Ramsay Conservation Park, the St Vincent Highway (B88) and Port Vincent Rd, near Port Vincent. Conditions are continually changing.

Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies. YELLOW: Advice Message; ORANGE: Watch and Act Message; RED: Emergency Warning

For updates listen to your local ABC radio station on a battery powered radio, visit the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.


Homes that have been built to withstand a bushfire, and are prepared to the highest level, may provide safety.

You may lose power, water, phone and data connections.

Fire crews are responding but you should not expect a firefighter at your door.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan.
  • Protect yourself from the fire’s heat, put on protective clothing.
  • Tell family and friends of your plans.

IF YOU ARE LEAVING:

  • Leave now, don’t delay.
  • Roads may become blocked or access may change. Smoke will reduce visibility.
  • Secure your pets for travel.
  • If you become stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover yourself, get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

PREPARE TO DEFEND:

  • Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit, keep moving away from the heat of the fire.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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