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Old Nov 25th 2015, 6:19 am   #1
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A person has been flown to hospital with serious burns and there are reports houses and cars have been lost in a major bushfire near Mallala, north of Adelaide.

Fire crews are preparing for a dangerous afternoon with fires expected to move across areas of the Barossa Valley.

The Mallala fire is one of two burning in South Australia.

An emergency warning for the Mallala area includes Concordia, Kingsford, Sandy Creek, Cockatoo Valley and Lyndoch.

The fire is burning north of Gawler near Sturt Highway at Roseworthy.

An emergency warning for a blaze at Lameroo, in the Murray Mallee near the SA border with Victoria, has been downgraded to a watch and act.

The Mallala blaze is travelling in a south-easterly direction, with an expected wind change to push easterly towards Concordia, Kingsford, Sandy Creek, Cockatoo Valley and Lyndoch.

"We are aware we have lost structures [in the Mallala area]. We are aware of injuries including burn injuries," CFS acting chief officer Brenton Eden said.

"We may well have injuries to firefighters who have been involved in what we call a burn over, when the fire overruns a fire appliance.

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CFS advises that an extremely dangerous bushfire is burning out of control at mid north region near Kapunda.

This Bushfire Emergency Warning Message is in place for the following area(s) Riverton, Marrabel, Eudunda and Dutton as well as Pinery, Owen, Hamley Bridge, Freeling, Greenock, Kapunda, Nuriootpa.


The following Emergency Road Closures are in place:

Traeger Road, between Mallala and Balaklava, is closed to all traffic. The fire has crossed this road.

Two Wells Road to Mallala Road, closed for northbound.

Redbanks Road to Mallala Road, closed for northbound.

Templars Road to Wasleys Road, closed for Main North Road to Wasleys.

Main North Road is closed between Gawler and Tarlee.

Sturt Highway closed from Gawler to Murray Street, Tanunda

Traffic restrictions also exist on the Horrocks Highway and the Thiele Highway.

The fire is moving fast and may affect other roads in the area. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

The fire will be visible from the National Highway, but is burning away from the highway, and drivers are asked to take care in the area.

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CFS advises that an extremely dangerous bushfire is burning out of control at mid north region near Kapunda.

This Bushfire Emergency Warning Message is in place for the following area(s) Riverton, Marrabel, Eudunda and Dutton as well as Pinery, Owen, Hamley Bridge, Freeling, Greenock, Kapunda, Nuriootpa


The PINERY fire is travelling in a North Easterly direction towards Riverton, Marrabel and Eudunda. The weather conditions are very unpredictable.

If you are in this area you are in danger. Act immediately. Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan. Conditions at this fire may get worse very quickly.

Leave now if the path is clear to a safe place.

Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in these conditions.

Shelter before the fire arrives as radiant heat can kill you well before the flames reach you
If the building catches fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

After the fire front has passed, check your immediate area and extinguish anything burning.

Stay tuned to your local 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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Two dead in South Australian fire

Four dead in WA a few days ago, now 2, maybe 3, in SA.

Please please, almost anywhere in Australia your property could be impacted by a bushfire, or you could be caught by one while travelling, so have a plan ready.
Vitally important if you are in a bushfire-risk area. This is looking like being a bad season so make your plan, make sure the whole family knows what it is, and stick to it. When fire is approaching its too late to think logically, you need to stick to with the plan you thought out before, either defend your property or leave before its too late. Having a plan could save your life.

if you don't know how to prepare your property, or how to plan for disaster, talk to your local Rural Firies, they will be only too glad to help, and look up the web- page for your State Fire Service, keep abreast of developing situations.
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Two dead in South Australian fire

Four dead in WA a few days ago, now 2, maybe 3, in SA.

Please please, almost anywhere in Australia your property could be impacted by a bushfire, or you could be caught by one while travelling, so have a plan ready.
Vitally important if you are in a bushfire-risk area. This is looking like being a bad season so make your plan, make sure the whole family knows what it is, and stick to it. When fire is approaching its too late to think logically, you need to stick to with the plan you thought out before, either defend your property or leave before its too late. Having a plan could save your life.

if you don't know how to prepare your property, or how to plan for disaster, talk to your local Rural Firies, they will be only too glad to help, and look up the web- page for your State Fire Service, keep abreast of developing situations.
Very good advice Polly. We're not too far from the fires and can see them from our house across the fields at Freeling. We left last night as we are not so familiar with the roads and with the speed things were moving, did not want to be left with no choice.

The winds are much calmer today and the water bombers are flying so hopefully things will be better under control.

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Very good advice Polly. We're not too far from the fires and can see them from our house across the fields at Freeling. We left last night as we are not so familiar with the roads and with the speed things were moving, did not want to be left with no choice.

The winds are much calmer today and the water bombers are flying so hopefully things will be better under control.
Sensible choice, they move so fast you can be cut off before you realise it. Some of the pics coming out of the area are scary - and having driven round it all the town names mean something to me. That's one huge fire.

There's a poster on another forum whose brother lost his house, pets, the lot - the family are ok but everything else has gone - somewhere near Freeling
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Sensible choice, they move so fast you can be cut off before you realise it. Some of the pics coming out of the area are scary - and having driven round it all the town names mean something to me. That's one huge fire.

There's a poster on another forum whose brother lost his house, pets, the lot - the family are ok but everything else has gone - somewhere near Freeling
It was the speed that this fire moved that took people by surprise - it grew so quickly. Very scary.
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From CFS FB Post : Pinery fire contained 27/11/2015 The Pinery fire has now been contained. However, the community is reminded that there is still some active fire well within the control lines so risks are still present. ... Visibility may be reduced from smoke in the area and there is a danger of falling trees.
Residents are advised to check their properties for the presence of fires and embers - particularly in roof spaces, under decks, raised floors and in gutters. The public is advised to take care in the fire area over the next few days.
CFS crews, supported by crews from Victoria's CFA, will continue to monitor the fire day and night over the weekend.
To ensure the safety of Emergency Service workers working along the roadsides around the Pinery fire ground, road users are reminded that the speed limit is 25 kph when passing emergency vehicles with flashing lights operating.
CFS would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers for their continued effort since the fire started on Wednesday. The support from MFS, SES, DEWNR, PIRSA , DCSI and other agencies throughout this incident is sincerely acknowledged.
A community meeting will be held at the Kapunda Institute Memorial Hall on Hill Street, Kapunda today at 4pm. Alternatively the community affected are encouraged to call the Bushfire Recovery Hotline of 1800 302 787 if they have any questions or concerns.
For those wanting to make donations, cash is the most helpful donation for disaster-affected communities as it helps those impacted to buy exactly what they need. Instructions on how to donate money are on the Pinery Fire Appeal page at www.sa.gov.au St Vincent de Paul has been appointed to manage any goods donated during this disaster. Contact the St Vincent de Paul donations hotline on 8112 8777. Please do not leave donated goods at relief centres as they do not have the capacity to manage donations.

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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING

Fire Origin / Fire Name: MOSQUITO HILL

Message ID: 0000435
Time Message Issued: 15:03
Date Message Issued: 31/12/2015
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.

EMERGENCY WARNING FOR A BUSHFIRE BURNING UNDER EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

Issued for Mosquito Hill

CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at Currency Creek Fleurieu Peninsula near Mosquito Hill Road, Kokoda Road and Goolwa Road.
This Bushfire Emergency Warning Message is in place for the following area(s) Mosquito Hill.
The MOSQUITO HILL fire is travelling in a Easterly direction direction towards Currency Creek. There is a risk to lives and homes.

The uncontrolled fire is burning in Stubble.

What you need to do

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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A fire burning in stubble near Currency Creek on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula is causing a risk to lives and homes, the Country Fire Service (CFS) says.


The CFS said a wind change was pushing the fire in a north-easterly direction, towards Mosquito Hill and Tooperang.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued and the CFS said the blaze was a threat to lives and around 15 homes.

Acting CFS deputy chief officer Brenton Eden said the fire had already burnt 77 hectares and it was still out of control.

"People living to the east of Mosquito Hill, they are people around the Scott Conservation Park area, at this stage [they] need to be very aware that they have a fire moving in their direction" Mr Eden said
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