Latest On The Bushfires Burning In SA On Severe Fire Danger Day

Jan 9, 2020

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3:54pm: Additional emergency bushfire warning issued for Playford Highway west of the Parndana Township near the aquaculture ponds on McHughs Road

3:12pm: Emergency bushfire warning issued for Cygnet River near the Parndana Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island.

3:09pm: Smoke blankets Vivonne Bay as bushfire closes in on the town.

2:48pm: Emergency warning issued for Ravine fire on Kangaroo Island.

12:58pm: The CFS is telling anyone who intends to leave KI in the event of a fire to do so now.

According to Incident Controller Ian Tanner:

"The CFS urges people not to wait for an Emergency Warning to be issued as it will be too late to leave.

"The roads surrounding Parndana Conservation Park, along with Timber Creek Rd and Playford Highway, are currently open and can be used to exit the area.

"However, these roads will soon be unsafe and will likely be closed because of changing weather conditions and increasing fire activity."

12:15pm: NASA satellite image shows the destruction done to Kangaroo Island by the recent and ongoing fires.

11:51am: Army personnel on Kangaroo Island are evacuating Parndana and are urging locals to do the same.

11:05am: Police Say SA Fire May Have Been Deliberately Lit.

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10:32am: A watch and act message has been issued for the Ravine fire on KI while army personnel are evacuating residents in Parndana.

9:04am: The Kersbrook fire burning near Williamstown has been contained. The CFS is warning those in Williamstown, Mt Crawford and Kersbrook to continue to monitor local conditions and await further updates should the situation change.

8:48am:

8:33am: The Army Has Just Sent 6 Armoured Vehicles Over To KI

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A Watch and Act message has been issued for the Ravine fire on Kangaroo Island after it broke control lines on Thursday morning while the Kersbrook fire is burning north towards Williamstown.

Regarding the KI fire, the CFS’ Rob Sandford told Adelaide radio on Thursday morning:

"As we've been saying the last couple of days today was going to be the day we'll see the fire break the control lines and that's already occured in the area known as Cassini," Mr Sandford said.

"We have crews currently working really hard to try and contain that outbreak.

"Both Kingscote and Penneshaw have designated bushfire safer places and that information is available on our website."

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