Uncontrolled bushfire at Blyth

CFS are currently fighting a fire near Clare in the State's Mid North. An Emergency Warning has been issued.

Update - 6:15pm

The SA Country Fire Service has issued a Bushfire Advice Message for people in the following areas of Boconnoc Park, Gillentown, Atherly, Sevenhill, Muanu, Emu Flat, Spring Gully and Clare in the Mid North.

If you are in this area stay alert, monitor local conditions and decide what you will do if the situation changes.

Emergency Services will continue to work in the area over the coming days. People are asked to take care due to the increased vehicle traffic throughout the area.

Roads in this area may be unsafe due to fallen trees and reduced visibility. The following roads remain closed:

  • Blyth Rd Blyth
  • Blyth Rd Rail Corridor
  • Blyth Rd/ Boconnoc Park Rd
  • Hicks Rd/ Old Blyth Rd
  • Scobie Rd/ Boconnoc Rd
  • Scobie Rd/ Jacobs Range Rd
  • Benny Hill Rd/ Emu Flat Rd

Update - 3:14pm

ISSUED FOR BOCONNOC PARK

The SA Country Fire Service has Issued an Emergency Warning Message and sent an emergency alert message to those in the area South East of the Blyth Rd near Bocconoc park through to Main North Rd Clare.

People in the area are at risk of being impacted by this fire.

Multiple CFS volunteers and aircraft are in attendance at this fire.

Roads in this area may be unsafe and impacted by smoke the following roads have been closed:

  • Blyth Rd Blyth
  • Blyth Rd Rail Corridor
  • Blyth Rd/ Boconnoc Park Rd
  • Hicks Rd/ Old Blyth Rd
  • Scobie Rd/ Boconnoc Rd
  • Scobie Rd/ Jacobs Range Rd
  • Benny Hill Rd/ Emu Flat Rd

Bushfire Safer Places are located in the townships of Snowtown, Spalding and Balaklava.

A Watch and Act message is also current for the areas of Clare, Gillentown, Atherly, Sevenhill, Muanu, Emu Flat and Spring Gully in the Mid North

EMERGENCY WARNING FOR A BUSHFIRE BURNING UNDER SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Issued for Blyth Rd, Bocconoc Park, Clare and Gillentown near Clare in the Mid North

This fire may pose a threat to lives directly in its path.

Act now. Leave, if the path is clear to a safer place, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. Heat from the fire will kill you. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The BLYTH ROAD, BOCONNOC PARK fire is uncontrolled. This grass fire is burning in a South and south easterly direction towards Blyth Road, Bocconoc Park, Clare and Gillentown. Conditions are continually changing.

For updates listen to your local ABC radio station on a battery powered radio, visit the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

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

You may lose power, water, phone and data connections.

Fire crews are responding but you should not expect a firefighter at your door.

WHAT TO DO

  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan.
  • Protect yourself from the fire's heat - put on protective clothing.
  • Tell family or friends of your plans.

IF YOU ARE LEAVING

  • Leave now, don't delay.
  • Roads may become blocked or access may change. Smoke will reduce visibility.
  • Secure your pets for travel.
  • If you become stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover yourself, get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

IF YOU CAN'T LEAVE

  • Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit. Keep moving so you are away from the heat of the fire.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.
  • Close doors and windows to keep smoke out.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • If you have sprinklers, turn them on to wet the area.
  • If the building catches fire, go to an area already burnt. Check around you for anything burning.

KEEP UP TO DATE

  • CFS website : cfs.sa.gov.au
  • Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
  • For hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361
  • For teletype service TTY 133 677
  • CFS on Facebook or Twitter
  • On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners.
  • Do not rely on a single source for warning information.
  • For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)