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BANGOR BLAZE BREAKS CONTROL LINES

11/02/2014

The Bangor fire which has broken through control lines at North East Road, Stone Hut on the eastern side of the Ranges is travelling in a northerly direction through Emu Springs, towards Wirrabara Forest and the Wirrabara Township.

Although the fire is currently travelling towards Wirrabara, residents of Stone Hut and Laura need to remain on high alert as conditions are continually changing.

300 CFS, DEWNR and Forestry SA firefighters supported by around 130 farm fire units and seven firebombing aircraft are actively engaged in combatting the fire.

Temperatures on the fireground are in excess of 40 degrees, seeing firefighters working in extreme conditions along difficult terrain.

Localised winds are pushing the fire front from the wooded range country into grassland, to the west of the Highway.

The focus is the protection of assets and grazing country, with firefighters working to hold the fire as it comes out into the grasslands.

The fire activity and smoke is visible from the local communities in the vicinity of Wirrabara, Stone Hut and Laura.

The public is advised to continue to monitor the situation through the CFS website, social media pages and media updates, as the current fire situation is dynamic and constantly changing.

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