Hay shed and grass fire at Pages Flat - 13 Dec 2020

At 4:48 this afternoon CFS crews were alerted to a shed fire at Blockers Road, Pages Flat, near Myponga, by multiple 000 callers reporting a shed with hay bales, a tractor and boat was on fire.

Eight CFS crews arrived to find the fire burning in the shed had spread to nearby grass.

CFS volunteers treated a resident with severe burns, who had attempted to move a tractor out of the burning shed, while other volunteers tried to extinguish the fires.

The grassfire was quickly extinguished, however the shed fire was too well developed for crews to be able to salvage the contents.

The resident was medevacked to hospital with the SA Ambulance Service and Medstar careflight.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Losses are estimated to be approximately $130,000.

2020-12-13 Brett Williamson