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Old Jan 2nd 2015, 1:55 am   #1
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Fire Name: SAMPSON FLAT

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT

Time Message Issued: 12:50
Date Message Issued: 02/01/2015


CFS advises that a bushfire at Humbug Scrub in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near Shillabeer Road may threaten your safety.

The SAMPSON FLAT fire is travelling in a Easterly direction towards Kersbrook.

The uncontrolled fire is burning in Scrub and conditions are continually changing.

Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare for a bushfire in your area. If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leaving early is the safest option.

Only leave if the path is clear to a safe place.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.


Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

Repeating, CFS advises that a bushfire at Humbug Scrub in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near Shillabeer Road may threaten your safety.
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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING: SAMPSON FLAT

Time Message Issued: 15:30, 02/01/2015


CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Humbug Scrub within the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near Shillabeer Road.


The SAMPSON FLAT fire is travelling in a South Easterly direction towards Airstrip Road and Kersbrook Road. There is a risk to lives and homes.

The uncontrolled fire is burning in Scrub.

Check and follow your bushfire survival plan. Take shelter when the fire arrives and protect yourself from the fires heat.

Only leave now if the path is clear to a safe place.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.
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Live: Fires burn across Victoria, South Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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CFS Update (includes map) - CFS :: Sampson Flat Fire Information
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Reports are on Twitter - @CFSAlerts can confirm 1 house 2 sheds lost at Kersbrook #fire, may be up to 4 houses, 150 firefighters on ground

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SA Fire Weather Warning for tomorrow

Fire Weather Warning
for the North West Pastoral, North East Pastoral, West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:02 pm CDT on Friday 2 January 2015.
Weather Situation
Very hot and windy with northeast to northwesterly winds around 35-50 km/h, ahead of a milder fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly wind change around 30-45 km/h. The change will move across the State during the day to reach Adelaide around midday, and Woomera to Renmark by the afternoon. Southwesterly winds possibly reaching up to 55 km/h briefly behind the change as is pushes across northern inland areas. Thunderstorms and areas of raised dust.

For Saturday 3 January:
Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
North West Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland and Murraylands
The Country Fire Service advises that fires burning under these conditions are likely to be fast-moving and uncontrollable.

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
North East Pastoral, West Coast, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Metropolitan, Yorke Peninsula, Upper South East and Lower South East
The Country Fire Service advises that fires burning under these conditions are likely to be fast-moving and uncontrollable.

The Country Fire Service advises:
Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station, www.cfs.sa.gov.au, and Australia's official weather forecasts & weather radar - Bureau of Meteorology.
Ensure you have the latest information on Total Fire Bans and how to prepare for fires. Visit the CFS web page at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

The next warning will be issued by 7:00 am CDT Saturday.
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Two houses have been destroyed by a bushfire in the Adelaide Hills that is burning at Humbug Scrub near Kersbrook, north-east of the city.

The fire is one of two that South Australian firefighters said had threatened lives and homes on Friday as temperatures across the state soared into the mid 40s.

Country Fire Service spokesman Brenton Eden said it was unclear if anyone had been injured in the fire, which started at Sampson Flat earlier in the day.

"I can confirm that we have lost two houses," Mr Eden said.

"It appears both houses belonged to members of the CFS which is quite tragic that they're out there fighting fires and have lost their own properties."
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CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill Crouch Hill Millbrook Reservoir Mount Gawler Devils Gully and Bare Hill.
Issued 5:00:00 AM ACDT on Saturday 03 January 2015



EMERGENCY WARNING FOR A BUSHFIRE BURNING UNDER SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS

CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Crouch Hill, Millbrook Reservoir, Mount Gawler, Devils Gully and Bare Hill.

The SAMPSON FLAT fire is travelling in a very erratic manner and is expanding in most direction towards Golden Grove, Upper Hermitage, Break Neck Hill, Kersbrook Township, One Tree Hill Township and the Little Para Reservoir. There is a risk to lives and homes.

The uncontrolled fire is burning in Scrub.

Check and follow your bushfire survival plan. Take shelter when the fire arrives and protect yourself from the fires heat.Only leave now if the path is clear to a safe place.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

Repeating, CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Crouch Hill, Millbrook Reservoir, Mount Gawler, Devils Gully and Bare Hill.

Issued by: Country Fire Service,
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EMERGENCY WARNING FOR A BUSHFIRE BURNING UNDER EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS


CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Crouch Hill, Millbrook Reservoir, Mount Gawler, Devils Gully and Bare Hill.


The SAMPSON FLAT fire is travelling in a very erratic manner and is burning freely in all direction towards Golden Grove, Upper Hermitage, Break Neck Hill, Kersbrook Township, One Tree Hill Township, Little Para Reservoir, Chain of Ponds and the Townships of Inglewood, Houghton, Cuddlee Creek, Lower Hermitage, Forreston, Gumeracha, Lobethal, Mount Torrens, Charleston. There is a risk to lives and homes.

The uncontrolled fire is burning in Scrub.

Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan. Take shelter before the fire arrives as radiant heat can kill you well before the flames reach you.

Only leave if the path is clear to a safe place.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.



Homes that are situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, and that are prepared to the highest level and actively defended, may provide safety.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

Repeating, CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Crouch Hill, Millbrook Reservoir, Mount Gawler, Devils Gully and Bare Hill.
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Evacuation centre open at Golden Grove recreation centre, Golden Grove - at least 5 homes lost - Adelaide Hills facing most dangerous fire day since Ash Wednesday, CFS says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING: SAMPSON FLAT

Time Message Issued: 13:05, 03/01/2015

CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Millbrook Reservoir, Kersbrook and Gumeracha.


The SAMPSON FLAT fire is travelling in a very erratic manner and is burning freely in all direction towards Upper Hermitage, Break Neck Hill, One Tree Hill Area, Little Para Reservoir, Chain of Ponds and the Townships of Inglewood, Houghton, Cuddlee Creek, Lower Hermitage, Forreston, Lobethal, Mount Torrens, Charleston, Williamstown, Birdwood, Woodside, Lenswood, Mt Pleasant. There is a risk to lives and homes.

The uncontrolled fire is burning in Scrub.

Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan. Take shelter before the fire arrives as radiant heat can kill you well before the flames reach you.

Only leave if the path is clear to a safe place.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.

Homes that are situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, and that are prepared to the highest level and actively defended, may provide safety.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.
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Seen lots of reports on news up here, stay safe guys !
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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING

Fire Name: SAMPSON FLAT

Time Message Issued: 18:56
Date Message Issued: 03/01/2015


Note 1: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) is to be played for 5 seconds prior to this Emergency Warning being read on air.

Note 2: The following message is to be read on air verbatim immediately and then at 15-minute intervals thereafter or until the message expires or is superseded by another message related to this fire.

<Message Starts>

EMERGENCY WARNING FOR A BUSHFIRE BURNING UNDER SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS

CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Humbug Scrub, Millbrook Reservoir, Kersbrook, Gumeracha, Birdwood and Mount Crawford Forrest.

The SAMPSON FLAT fire is travelling in a very erratic manner and is burning freely in all direction towards Upper Hermitage, Chain of Ponds, the Warren and Cromer areas and the Townships of Inglewood, Houghton, Cuddlee Creek, Lower Hermitage, Forreston, Lobethal, Mount Torrens, Charleston, Williamstown, Woodside, Lenswood, Mt Pleasant. There is a risk to lives and homes.


The uncontrolled fire is burning in Scrub.

Check and follow your bushfire survival plan. Take shelter when the fire arrives and protect yourself from the fires heat.

Only leave now if the path is clear to a safe place.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

Repeating, CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Sampson Flat in the Mount Lofty Ranges near One Tree Hill, Humbug Scrub, Millbrook Reservoir, Kersbrook, Gumeracha, Birdwood and Mount Crawford Forrest.
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https://au.news.yahoo.com/sa/a/25893...r-sa-victoria/

Dozens of homes are likely to have been destroyed and seven firefighters have been injured as South Australia's worst bushfire since the 1983 Ash Wednesday blaze continues to threaten lives.

Close to 10,000 hectares have been ravaged by fire in the Adelaide Hills area, with 500 firefighters fighting the out-of-control blaze.
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The most fearsome thing about living in Oz, bushfires

I hope Sparkles and all our other BE members who live near the fires are ok.
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The most fearsome thing about living in Oz, bushfires

I hope Sparkles and all our other BE members who live near the fires are ok.
I'm okay - some people I work with have had to evacuate. Some of the others are okay from what I've seen but I'm sure it's going to be a long night for some
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