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UPDATE: Bushfire Watch and Act: Yorketown fire threat reduced

21 Nov 2019 6:32pm

The CFS have issued a Watch and Act message for a bushfire burning in the Southern Yorke Peninsula near Edithburgh.

UPDATE 5.53PM 21 NOVEMBER -

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE
Issued for Stansbury Road fire near Yorketown, Edithburgh, Coobowie, Troubridge Point and Port Giles in Lower Yorke Peninsula


The threat from this fire has reduced, however people are reminded to take care in the area. Smoke will reduce visibility on the roads and there is a risk of trees and branches falling.


For information on bushfires check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361. 
This message at the time of sending is the final message in relation to this event. This message expires at: 21/11/2019 18:42
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WHAT TO DO:
*Take care in the fire area over the next few days 
*Take care when driving through the area. Be aware there could be people, vehicles or animals on the road
*Report fallen trees (SES 132 500) and power lines (SA Power Networks 13 13 66)
*Check your property for fire and embers particularly in roof spaces, under decks, raised floors and in gutters
*Check in with your neighbours 
*If you see flames report the fire by calling triple zero (000) 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
*CFS website : cfs.sa.gov.au
*Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
*For hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361
*For teletype service TTY 133 677
*CFS on Facebook or Twitter
*On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners.
Do not rely on a single source for warning information.
For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)
End of Message

Update for Honiton, Edithburgh,Troubridge Point, Wattle Point, Sultana Point, Hungry Point, Coobowie, Port Giles & Seven Roads areas

ISSUED FOR YORKETOWN

CFS advises that there is a current Watch and Act Message for this fire.

The fire is not yet contained but under current weather conditions, it is no longer rapidly expanding.

Patches of fire remain burning in the fireground and smoke and dust will remain a hazard. If you are in the area and active fire is threatening your safety call triple zero (000) for emergency service assistance.

Firefighters will be in attendance throughout the day to respond to any outbreaks, to secure the control line and to extinguish the fire.

Despite the predicted cooler temperatures for today, people to the north and east of the fire area need to remain vigilant as the fire may still pose a threat to your safety.

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.

Please do not enter the area unless you have to in order to ensure the safety of firefighters, residents and other emergency personnel who are working in the area.

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: Nov 21 2019 13:30

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)

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE

Message ID: 0003345
Time Message Issued: 10:09
Date Message Issued: 21/11/2019

Fire Origin / Fire Name: STANSBURY ROAD, YORKETOWN

Issued for Yorketown fire near Edithburgh, Seven Roads and Troubridge Point on the Lower Yorke 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 STANSBURY ROAD, YORKETOWN fire is uncontrolled. This stubble fire is burning in a north easterly direction towards Edithburgh, St Vincent Highway, New Honiton Road and Goldsmith Beach Road. Conditions are continually changing.

Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies.
BLUE: Advice Message; YELLOW: 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: 21/11/2019 11:59


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)