Waste Fire at Lincoln Gap - 23 February 2023

CFS have been called to a fire at the Eyre Highway and Lincoln Highway intersection in Lincoln Gap, in the north-eastern Eyre Peninsula at 1.40am.

Six CFS trucks, supported by three MFS trucks are currently attending the scene where is understood that unused concrete tanks were well involved in fire on arrival. 

There are discarded tyres amongst potentially unknown miscellaneous materials within the 15-metre-high tanks causing high flames and thick black smoke to be produced. 

South Australia Police are in attendance with traffic control and have closed off parts of both the Eyre and Lincoln Highways towards the incident. The rail network is also being communicating with the due to the nearby train line, although there is no direct threat and trains are able to proceed with caution. 

While there is no fire threat to the nearby township, due to the smoke being produced and unknown potentially hazardous burning materials, locals are advised to stay aware of the smoke impact to their location and remain indoors where possible with doors and windows closed.

CFS crews are expected to continue to arrive this morning to continue fighting the fire, with additional resources requested due to the expected weather conditions.

2023-02-23 Chanel Zampogna