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Bushfire Watch and Act - Cockaleechie

08 Apr 2021 3:37pm

Please see the following Bushfire Watch and Act message from the CFS issued for Pub Coner Road near Cockaleechie on the Lower Eyre Peninsula.

Message ID: 0005506
Time Message Issued: 16:38
Date Message Issued: 08/04/2021

Fire Origin / Fire Name: COCKALEECHIE, PUB CORNER ROAD

Issued for Pub Corner near Cockaleechie on the Lower Eyre Peninsula

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 COCKALEECHIE, PUB CORNER ROAD fire is uncontrolled. This grass fire is burning in a East North Easterly direction towards Ungarra. 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.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: 08/04/2021 19:30


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)

End of Message