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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Big blaze at SA mulching business

Firefirghters are battling a blaze that has ignited in mulch at a Buckland Park business, near Virginia, causing $6 million damage. Country Fire Service crews were called to soil and mulch retailers Jeffries Group, on Brooks Rd, about 4am on Monday. About 90 firefighters are battling the blaze, which is likely to continue to burn throughout the morning. No-one has been injured and no adjacent properties have been damaged. A CFS spokesman said the fire had caused about $6 million damage, but this could increase once further assessment was undertaken. The spokesman said smoke was visible in the area but that the fire did not pose a risk to life or property. Residents in the affected area should close all doors and windows and stay indoors if they suffer from any respiratory or cardiac conditions. Motorists are advised to be cautious on the roads as smoke may reduce visibility. ================= 9:38am February 23, 2015 Big blaze at SA mulching business AAP A large fire at a soil and mulching business north of Adelaide is still burning, with the damage bill already estimated to be $6 million. The fire at the Jeffries plant at Buckland Park began about 4am on Monday. A Country Fire Service spokesman says 100 emergency personnel and 20 appliances are at the fire, which is likely to continue burning throughout the day. Smoke has reduced visibility in the area and residents who suffer from respiratory or cardiac conditions have been advised to close all windows and doors and stay inside. "The estimated damage bill is about $6 million but a further assessment will be carried out when the fire is under control," the CFS spokesman said. Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/02/23/09/42/big-blaze-at-sa-mulching-business#ISLzxbqoUpLLmVW7.99

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