Update: Keith fire under control

The warning has been issued for the area shaded in yellow.
The warning has been issued for the area shaded in yellow.

A Reduced Threat Message has been issued for the Keith fire and surrounding areas. This fire had the potential to impact on the Dukes Highway and the Adelaide-Melbourne rail line.

A quick response from CFS crews, heavily supported by farm fire units has been able to bring the fire under control. One house was threatened, but has been saved, although a number of sheds have been impacted.

Crews are working with the support of machinery to further strengthen control lines and complete mopping up to make the area safe ahead potentially worsening fire weather conditions later today. Crews will remain on scene patrolling the fire area until the fire is made safe and is handed back to local land holders.

People in surrounding areas are asked to remain informed of current conditions and alert to any fires that occur over coming days. Current weather conditions will result in fast moving and erratic fires, therefore members of the public are ask to respond to any warnings issued and take action to stay safe.

For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

Original story:

The CFS has issued a watch and act warning for Emu Flat Road near Keith.

The CFS said: “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 Keith fire is uncontrolled. This grass fire is burning in a south easterly direction towards the Dukes Highway. Conditions are continually changing.”