Frances bushfire threat ‘reduced’

12.00 Monday:

The CFS advises that the risk of the bushfire near Bangham and Frances in the Upper South East of South Australia has reduced and no longer poses a threat to your safety.

Smoke will continue to be visible from within the fire perimeter for several days as fire crews continue to patrol and mop up. Residents are advised to stay alert as conditions are continually changing and ring 000 if new fire outbreaks are spotted outside of control lines.

Please do not enter the fire ground which will continue to have hazards such as falling trees and limbs within forested areas and emergency services vehicles and crews actively working to mop up and extinguish hot spots.

Midnight Saturday:

CFS advises that a fire burning near Bangham and Frances in the Upper South East of South Australia may threaten your safety.

The fire is currently contained and is burning in scrub near the Bordertown-Frances Road, My Mi Mi Road, Bangham Road, Will Road and Dabinett Road. Residents are advised to stay alert and continue to check and follow their Bushfire Survival Plan as conditions are continually changing.

Please do not enter the area unless necessary and adhere to the road closures currently in place. Hazards may include reduced visibility due to smoke, fallen trees blocking roads and emergency vehicles operating in the area.

Earlier: CFS advises that a serious bushfire is burning out of control at The Gap, Frances in the Lower South East and Bangham in the Upper South East in South Australia near Gap Road, Kochs Road, Walkinton Hills Road, Teates Road, Badmans Road, Crinoogle Road and Frances Road.

If you are in this area you are in danger. There is a risk to your life and property.

Act now. Only leave if the path is clear to a safer place. If you can't leave, take shelter in a solid building and actively defend it.

The Gap fire is travelling in a Easterly direction towards Frances and Neuarpurr (Vic).

The fire is uncontrolled and burning in scrub - conditions are continually changing. You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.

CFS also advises that a bushfire at Petherick and Marcollat in the Lower South East near Jip Jip Conservation Park, Paraweena Road, Ballater Road and Petherick Road, may threaten your safety.

Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan. If you are not prepared, leave now. Only leave if the path is clear to a safer place.

A serious bushfire is burning out of control at The Gap, Frances in the Lower South East and Bangham in the Upper South East in South Australia near Gap Road, Kochs Road, Walkinton Hills Road, Teates Road, Badmans Road, Crinoogle Road and Frances Road.

A serious bushfire is burning out of control at The Gap, Frances in the Lower South East and Bangham in the Upper South East in South Australia near Gap Road, Kochs Road, Walkinton Hills Road, Teates Road, Badmans Road, Crinoogle Road and Frances Road.

The Petherick fire is travelling in a North Easterly Direction direction towards Petherick and Petherick Road.

The fire is uncontrolled and burning in Scrub and conditions are continually changing.

You should not enter this area as the roads may not be safe.

Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan. If you don't have a plan, take shelter in a solid building before the fire arrives as heat from the fire can kill you well before the flames reach you.

Homes that have been built to withstand a bushfire, are prepared to the highest level and actively defended may provide safety.

If the building catches fire, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt. After the fire has passed, check around you and put out anything burning.

Stay tuned to your local ABC 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.

This message will be updated once the situation changes or by: 10/02/2018 16:15