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KI fire contained but still smoking

19/02/2013

CFS crews are continuing to monitor an area on Kangaroo Island where almost 70 hectares of grassland and scrub was burnt north of the Kingscote Airport yesterday.

The fire at Cygnet River also brought down powerlines along the Playford Highway and destroyed the local telephone exchange in addition to two farm sheds and a utility.

Although the fire was contained last night it continues to generate smoke which has been drifting south-west towards the mainland over parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower North areas including Gawler.

Residents and travellers in these areas are advised to remain vigilant at all times during the Fire Danger Season.

The CFS advises that if there is uncertainty about the origin of smoke, or if flames are sighted, to ring Triple Zero immediately.

CFS crews have also maintained a vigil at the Timber Creek Mill on Kangaroo Island where a large pile of woodchips began burning on Saturday and continues to smoulder.

For information about CFS-related incidents visit the CFS website at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

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