SA Country Fire Service

INCIDENT UPDATE

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Message ID: 0002429
Time Message Issued: 17:39
Date Message Issued: 06/12/2018

Origin / Name: GOSSE

GOSSE FIRE, KANGAROO ISLAND

ISSUED FOR MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD, GOSSE, MOUNT STOCKDALE ROAD, SOUTH COAST ROAD AND VIVONNE BAY AREAS

There is currently an Emergency Warning message active for this fire. This warning message will be updated at Dec 06 2018 18:35 or as the situation changes.`
The warning message has been issued for people in MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD, GOSSE, MOUNT STOCKDALE ROAD, SOUTH COAST ROAD AND VIVONNE BAY AREAS.
North Westerly winds are pushing the fire in a South Easterly direction towards South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay.
The Gosse fire is currently about 540 hectares in size and consists of one large fire and two smaller fires and is actively spotting ahead of the fire front. About 40 firefighters are currently working on the fireground, along with four fire bombers aircraft. Arrangements are currently being made to bring additional firefighting resources to the island
Motorists travelling along South Coast Road in the proximity of Seal Bay, Vivonne Bay and Kellys Hill Caves are advised not drive into this area. A large amount of smoke is visible, fire conditions may be erratic and emergency services will be present. Fire is spotting up to 500 metres in advance of the firefront.
BUSHFIRE SAFER PLACES
Bushfire Safer Places for Kangaroo Island are Kingscote and Penneshaw
Bushfire Last Resort Refuges can we be found on the SA CFS website here.
For information on Bushfire Last Resort Refuges near this incident are available at https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_a_fire/bushfire_safer_places.jsp

ROAD CLOSURES
Roads have been closed due to this incident.
South Coast Road is closed between Gosse Ritchie Rd and Harriet Rd.

For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Dec 06 2018 18:35

WHAT TO DO:

  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
  • Decide what you will do if the situation changes
  • Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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