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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bushfire season: High alert as South Australia faces day of extreme danger

Back to top ADELAIDE 22-35 °C JOIN TODAYLOGIN NEWS SPORT ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS LIFESTYLE VIDEO Bushfire season: High alert as South Australia faces day of extreme danger LIVE Updated 35 mins ago EDITOR ON DUTY: Colin James FIREFIGHTERS continue to tackle a blaze burning near Willunga Hill as extreme fire conditions develop across the state just days into the fire-danger season. The fire, which began at Kyeema on Tuesday afternoon, is now burning in scrub near Yundi, with fears it could reach nearby homes. Police are patrolling bushfire-prone areas and aerial bombers remain on standby, after temperatures hit 40.1C in Adelaide. Total fire bans are in place across most of the state with north to north-east winds expected to increase throughout the day, increasing the fire danger. Operation Nomad patrols today will target known firebugs by visiting their homes and checking on their whereabouts. Police ask anyone who notices suspicious activity or people in fire danger areas to contact the police assistance line on 131 444. Live Blog Lynton Lynton35 minutes ago A number of schools in SA's Mid-North and Riverland areas will be closed tomorrow due to the catastrophic fire-danger ratings. Schools in the North West Pastoral, Flinders, Mid-North and Riverland fire ban districts will be shut. Bus routes to other schools are also affected. More details are here: http://trib.al/8W7w9sL DECD Parent information hotline: 1800 000 279 Here is the complete list of schools: Flinders Melrose Primary School Orroroo Area School Orroroo Kindergarten Wirrabara Primary School + Preschool Mid North Brinkworth Primary School Clare Primary School Eudunda Community Preschool Farrell Flat Primary School Koolunga Primary School Manoora Primary School Napperby Primary School + CPC Saddleworth Primary School Snowtown Kindergarten Snowtown Primary School Spalding Primary School + Playcentre Tarlee Primary School North West Pastoral Ernabella Anangu School Riverland Cadell Primary School Glossop Primary School Morgan Primary School + Preschool All medium and low risk sites and services in these areas are to operate as normal and are required to monitor the CFS website and local ABC radio throughout the day. All school buses and taxis in this fire ban district will not operate within the affected fire ban district - parents will need to make alternative transport arrangements for their children. Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago More photos of the bushfire at Yundi, by Advertiser photographer Simon Cross Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago Advertiser photographer Simon Cross captured CFS crews in action tackling the blaze near Yundi: Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago The CFS has issued a new watch-and-act warning on the bushfire burning at Yundi, on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The uncontrolled fire, which is burning in scrub, is near Burma Rd and Enterprise Rd and may threaten people's safety. The fire, which began at Kyeema, is travelling in a southern direction towards Nangkita Road, Bahloo Glen Road and Enterprise Road. Conditions are continually changing. The CFS is attending to this fire. Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare for a bushfire in your area. If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now. Only leave if the path is clear to a safe place. You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe. Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety. Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates. For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361. Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago More details on the total fire bans for tomorrow: Northwest Pastoral, Flinders, Mid North and Riverland have catastrophic ratings. Northeast Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula and Murraylands are rated Extreme, while West Coast, Mount Lofty Ranges and Yorke Peninsula are severe. The Total Fire Ban will apply for 24 hours from midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow. The CFS recommends that you implement your Bushfire Survival Plan. Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago Tomorrow's weather forecast has another hot and windy day in story for SA. Maximum of 35C for Adelaide, with winds up to 35kmh in the morning. There is a cool change coming, though - a forecast top of 26C on Friday, with a possible shower. Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago The CFS has released the fire ban information for tomorrow, with a catastrophic rating in four areas and extreme in three. Click here for more info: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings.jsp?f_display=day2 Share Lynton Lynton1 hour ago Looks like the weather is cooling down, if you can call it cooling. We're now down to 38.6C in Adelaide. The city hit 40.1C at 2.58pm. Share sa.gov.au @sagovau2h RT @CFSAlerts: CFS advises the #Kyeema #bushfire at #Yundi on the Fleurieu Peninsula may threaten your safety. #WAM ow.ly/UMHRh Share ABC Emergency @ABCemergency2h #SA #bushfire Watch and Act message for #Kyeema areas in #Yundi and #Nangkita via @CFSAlerts ab.co/1SCebok Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts3h CFS advises the #Kyeema #bushfire at #Yundi on the Fleurieu Peninsula may threaten your safety. #WAM ow.ly/UMHRh Share Colin Colin3 hours ago The mercury has hit 40.1C in Adelaide. Might be time to think about hitting the beach or the nearest pool. Share Colin Colin3 hours ago It's official. @BOM_SA have recorded 39.3C in Adelaide at 2.46pm. Please take care in the heat. Share Colin Colin3 hours ago Share Colin Colin3 hours ago Some excellent tips here on making sure you are prepared for bushfires. If you do not have a bushfire plan, now is the time to start one Share Colin Colin4 hours ago Another WATCH AND ACT message has been issued by @CFSAlerts about the #Kyeema fire: Time Message Issued: 13:22 Date Message Issued: 18/11/2015 CFS advises that a bushfire at Yundi on the Fleurieu Peninsula near Burma Road, Enterprise Road may threaten your safety. This Bushfire Watch and Act Message is in place for the following area(s) Yundi and Nangkita. The KYEEMA fire is travelling in a Southerly direction towards Nangkita Road, Bahloo Glen Road and Enterprise Road. The fire is not controlled and is burning in Scrub and conditions are continually changing. The CFS is attending to this fire. Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare for a bushfire in your area. If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now. Only leave if the path is clear to a safe place. You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe. Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety. Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for updates. For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361. Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts4h CFS advises that the #Kyeema #bushfire at #Yundi on the Fleurieu Peninsula may threaten your safety. #WAM ow.ly/UMC9x Share 7 News Adelaide @7NewsAdelaide4h #Kyeema: @CFSAlerts bushfire WATCH and ACT message for a bushfire at #Yundi. MORE: bit.ly/CFSWarnings pic.twitter.com/y4OVIfhHYa Share ABC Emergency @ABCemergency4h #SA Watch and Act message for #Kyeema is now in place for #Yundi and #Nangkita. More info at @CFSAlerts Share 891Adelaide @891adelaide5h .@CFSAlerts Leigh Miller gives 1pm #Bushfire Update for #Kyeema, #Yundi, #Nangkita bit.ly/1QLkqI4 Share Brett Williamson @BrettW_online5h .@CFSAlerts Leigh Miller gives 1pm #Bushfire Update for #Kyeema, #Yundi, #Nangkita bit.ly/1QLkqI4 Share Colin Colin5 hours ago The situation across the border in Western Australia is deteroriating. With the loss of four lives earlier today, authorities are warning homes near Esperance are now under threat. Share Colin Colin5 hours ago The temperature is marching towards its predicted high of 39C in Adelaide. Here are the latest observations from @BOM_SA .... Share Colin Colin5 hours ago Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts6h BROWNS WELL HIGHWAY, WOODLEIGH (Grass Fire) dlvr.it/CmZ7pq Share Doug Robertson @dougrobbo36h CFS crews doused a breakout East on Burma Rd as Kyeema fire burns. Strong, gusty wind a problem. #NewsADL pic.twitter.com/X2ePTWcEKS Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts6h BERTANA ROAD, PARA HILLS WEST (Grass and Stubble Fire) dlvr.it/CmYxN7 Share Kate Bickford @KateFBickford6h With such awful fires early in the season in both WA & SA timely reminder to have an emergency plan: abc.net.au/news/emergency… @ABCemergency Share Keith Conlon @KeithConlon6h #Bushfire Watch and Act for #Kyeema fire heading S twds #Yundi and #Nangkita. 110 firefighters there. @CFSAlerts twitter.com/cfsalerts/stat… Share Colin Colin6 hours ago .@CFSAlerts has issued another WATCH AND ACT message for the #Kyeema fire, warning the fire is moving south towards Yundi and Nangkita. The fire is out of control and burning in scrub. Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts6h CFS advises that THE #Kyeema #bushfire at #Yundi on the Fleurieu Peninsula may threaten your safety. #WAM ow.ly/UMuQL Share Brett Williamson @BrettW_online6h Smoke visible from Kyeema/Yundi #bushfire on @BOM_SA weather satellite in SA #Adelaide pic.twitter.com/3JhU14Z8G0 Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts6h RENMARK AVENUE, RENMARK (Grass Fire) dlvr.it/CmYgYN Share Simon Cross @Simon_Cross856h It's getting smokey in kyeema @theTiser #bushfire #newsADL pic.twitter.com/ZI8L7dL6X2 Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts6h NORTHERN EXPRESSWAY, PENFIELD GARDENS (Rubbish Fire) dlvr.it/CmYQml Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts6h ALBERT STREET, GUMERACHA (Tree Down) dlvr.it/CmYLMq Share Colin Colin7 hours ago It is warming up out there, with a predicted high of 39C. Here's the latest temperatures around Adelaide from @BOM_SA Share Doug Robertson @dougrobbo37h Aerial bombers in action at Kyeema. Fire burning in gullies/hilltops. #newsadl pic.twitter.com/zjdP2El4Il Share Colin Colin7 hours ago The Kyeema fire is getting closer to homes at Yundi. One resident, Rob, has lived on Burma Road for 30 years. He has evacuted his wife, two dogs and a horse but is planning to defend this property. He spent the night helping CFS volunteers fight the fire in scrub near his home. He told The Advertiser that fire breaks had been created to contain the fire. "We have to watch what happens with the wind from now on," he said. "What we found last night was it was chopped and changed a lot." Share Doug Robertson @dougrobbo37h Flames in scrub less than 1km from homes at Kyeema. Aerial bombers active. pic.twitter.com/zTL17YnHyf Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts7h NAIRN ROAD, GRACE PLAINS (Grass Fire) dlvr.it/CmXqZW Share Country Fire Service @CFSAlerts7h ROXBURGH AVENUE, LONSDALE (Grass Fire) dlvr.it/CmXr8x Share Matthew McDonald @MatMcDonald137h With the tragic events in WA there shouldn't be a header moving today in SA @GrainProducerSA @CFSAlerts @CFSTalk @AgCactus @farmersgrowit Share Colin Colin7 hours ago Share Colin Colin7 hours ago Share 891Adelaide @891adelaide8h Significantly more smoke being generated by the Kyeema Fire @CFSAlerts @KevCorduroy @DavidBevanSA @IanHenschke pic.twitter.com/ZS4ZHyIztn Share Doug Robertson @dougrobbo38h North-northeast wind currently blowing Kyeema fire/smoke away from houses on Burma Rd. 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