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Incident update - Deepwater Bushfire

20 Nov 2020 4:13pm

Incident update for DEEPWATER, GUM LAGOON, BUNBURY AND TILLEY SWAMP near SALT CREEK, COORONG from the CFS.

SA Country Fire Service

INCIDENT UPDATE

Message ID: 0005050
Time Message Issued: 15:57
Date Message Issued: 20/11/2020

Origin / Name: DEEPWATER

Incident Update for Deepwater Fire

ISSUED FOR DEEPWATER

The Deepwater fire has burnt approx. 2300 hectares of scrub and grass in the Deepwater Conservation Park and private land near Keith in the Upper South East.

CFS along with Farm Fire Units and Department of Environment and Water (DEW) crews have worked with earth moving equipment to put control lines around the perimeter of this fire. The terrain includes sandy and swampy areas which has made access and construction of control lines difficult at times.

CFS and DEW crews are continuing to patrol and mop up hotspots around the fire ground.

Due to the heavy fuels that the fire has passed through, there are still some smouldering tree stumps and logs within the burnt ground that are producing smoke.

This fire is likely to continue producing smoke in the area. If you suffer from any respiratory illnesses, please consider closing doors and windows. If you need to travel in the area, be aware smoke may impair your visibility. Please take care and drive to the conditions.

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: 21/11/2020 10:00

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)

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