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Incident Update: Kangaroo Island

22 Jan 2020 10:31am

Please see the following update from CFS regarding the fire situation on Kangaroo Island.

Message ID: 0004790
Time Message Issued: 06:07
Date Message Issued: 26/01/2020

Origin / Name: RAVINE

Incident Update for Ravine Fire on Kangaroo Island

ISSUED FOR RAVINE

There are 95 firefighting personnel and 30 vehicles working on the fire ground today.

Fire crews are continuing work on blacking out and mopping up as there are still hot spots and burning logs.

Over the coming days there may be some flareups however with the more favourable weather crews will be able to address these quickly.

Ground crews are working to assess and rectify damage to roads and infrastructure. This process is arduous and ongoing. The main arterial roads of Playford Highway, West End Highway and South Coast Rd are open. There is a potential of injury from falling trees in other areas. Local Government, SA Police and other agencies have prioritised opening roads as soon as it safe to do so. For the latest road access information please visit www.traffic.sa.gov.au

The Conservation Parks listed below are open:

  • Baudin Conservation Park
  • Lashmar Conservation Park
  • Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park & Wilderness
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Visitor Centre at Cape Willoughby Conservation Park

There is no public access to Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves until further notice. The extent of damage to park infrastructure is still to be properly assessed and it is unsafe for the any members of the public to be in these areas.

Check www.parks.sa.gov.au for updated parks information.

CFS continues to move fire fighting resources to and from the island. There will continue to be significant fire appliances and support vehicles through out the fire ground and at the staging area.

SA Power Networks are continuing work on repairing lines to restore power.

Moisture can cause electrical insulators, damaged by the fire, to crack and so power outages may occur as these are identified and fixed.

If you find a non-life threatening tree down which blocking access, call the SA State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.

To receive updates and incident information direct to your phone, install the Alert SA app at alert.sa.gov.au

For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

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)

Message ID: 0004780
Time Message Issued: 13:42
Date Message Issued: 22/01/2020

Origin / Name: RAVINE

Dust & ash in Roper Road Area near Cygnet River

ISSUED FOR RAVINE

Dust and ash are reducing visibility in the Roper Road area to the west of the Cygnet River community as well as in vicinity of Timber Creek Rd and Rowland Hill Highway.

People are reminded to drive with caution and abide by any speed restrictions.

People are reminded that use of drones without authorisation from CFS air operations is strictly prohibited.

If you are found to be operating a drone in a way that is hazardous to other aircraft, the penalty can be up to two years in prison and/or a fine up to $25,200 for an individual.

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: 22/01/2020 16:00

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)