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CFS kept busy with several fires

12/11/2012

The Country Fire Service is still trying to contain a number of fires across South Australia, some of which have been burning for several days.

The Tulka fire about 12 kilometres south of Port Lincoln is causing the most concern while it continues to burn in thick bushland within control lines.

This fire which has swept through about 1,853 hectares of scrub has also destroyed a campervan, 12 cabins, several sheds and four cars.

About 100 CFS firefighters assisted by three fixed-winged aircraft are working to contain the fire which is burning behind control lines but may pose a threat to the Tulka township if wind conditions change.

Smoke has also been blowing towards Port Lincoln from this fire.

A team of investigators from CFS, MFS and SAPOL are investigating the cause of the Tulka fire.

In other fires, not causing any threat to property or lives which the CFS is attending:

- Humbug Scrub on the western side of the South Para Reservoir in the Northern Mount Lofty Ranges. People in the area have been advised to monitor local conditions and listen for further updates radio.
- Bramfield (north east of Elliston) caused by lightning last Friday.
- Yalata (Nullarbor Plain) – caused by lightning on 4 November and is still being monitored.
- Vanessa (north west of Innamincka) caused by lightning last Friday with CFS crews monitoring and providing support to the Santos mining community.
- Kallora (between Pt. Wakefield & Avon), 445 hectares has been burnt and the fire is contained.
- Calca where 500 hectares is reported burnt with CFS crews still monitoring and the cause unknown.
- Mambray Creek (Southern Flinders Ranges) now contained.
- Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park (north east of Quorn) burning in steep terrain with difficult access for fire crews.

For more information visit the CFS website

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