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Tulka and Humbug Scrub fires contained

12/11/2012

CFS fire crews have now contained the scrub fires at Tulka on Eyre Peninsula and Humbug Scrub in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges, where 110 hectares was burnt.

About 100 firefighters had been deployed to the Tulka fire since yesterday afternoon.

The fire burnt through about 1,800 hectares of scrub and destroyed a campervan, 12 cabins and four cars.

There have been no reports of injuries.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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

- 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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