South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) Community Newsletter
Tuesday 31 December 2019 5pm
What is happening now
The Cudlee Creek Fire is Contained and a Reduced Threat Advice Message has been issued.
The bushfire that started at 9:20am on Friday 20 December 2019 on Hollands Creek Road at Cudlee Creek has burnt 23,966 ha and has a perimeter of 185 kms.
It has directly impacted the Communities of:
It is also in the vicinity of:
On ground crews have halted the spread of the fire and there are now only occasional flare ups within containment lines.
Fire crews continue to respond to 000 (triple zero) calls for help.
What fire conditions are expected
Weather conditions for the coming days are forecast to be more favorable over the next few days.
Wednesday 1 Jan - HIGH
Thursday 2 Jan - VERY HIGH
Please note that these conditions can change with updated forecasts, check the CFS website daily for updated fire danger forecasts
What we are doing?
CFS crews are remaining on the fire ground to respond to reports of smoke and fire and continue to patrol and black out.
CFS will continue to monitor the status of this fireground particularly on days of higher fire danger as flare ups and break outs can continue to occur for several weeks due to tree roots smoldering underground.
What roads are open
All roads are now open, however roads can be closed at short noticed due to emerging hazards such as outbreaks and falling trees. This may block access into and out of your location and affect your supply chains for some time.
Drivers are advised to exercise due care in the area. There is a continued risk of falling trees and branches, stock wandering across roads, reduced visibility and a vast amount of damaged or missing road signage.
What can you do
Despite the reduced threat we are asking all community members to remain aware. If you see unattended fire, phone 000 (triple zero).
Where possible avoid fire-affected areas, especially areas with trees that have a risk of falling or dropping limbs.
If your property has been affected by fire, please continue to monitor the burnt ground over the coming days and ensure that any flare-ups or smoking areas are reported by phoning 000 (triple zero).
Where can you go
Relief Centres have been established at the following locations:
Turramurra Recreation Centre 1000 Lower North East Road, Highbury. Open Times: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm Closed after: Sunday 5 January 2020
Mount Barker High School 2 Wellington Road, Mount Barker Open Times 7.00 am to 7.00 pm Closed after: Wednesday 8 January 2020
Recovery Centre has established in Lobethal to provide assistance and support to affected people, inluding care and support, assistance with accommodation and administering grants
Old Woollen Mill 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal
Open from: 31 December 2019 Open Times: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm
Power and Water
Power has been restored to properties in the fire ground.
Reticulated water has been restored to all customers, however some water meters may require repair or replacement.