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Vic bushfire smoke still over SA

21/02/2013

The Country Fire Service (CFS) expects smoke from bushfires in Victoria to continue to drift over parts of South Australia for the next two days.

The smoke is from a bushfire that has burnt about 25,000 hectares in the Grampians, in western Victoria.

CFS Regional Commander John Probert said the smoke has been drifting over the South East since yesterday and expects to remain over the region until tomorrow.

"This smoke has been present across the region including Naracoorte," Mr Probert said.

The smoke has also been reported in South Australia's Mid North and Flinders Ranges.

CFS State Coordinator Brenton Eden said there is no cause for alarm because the smoke is posing no threat to these areas.

"Although at this point in time there are currently no active bushfires in South Australia, residents and travellers are advised to remain vigilant at all times during the Fire Danger Season," Mr Eden said.

"If they are still uncertain about the origin of the smoke, or notice any flames, to ring Triple Zero immediately," he said.

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

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