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Pinery fire contained

27/11/2015

The Pinery fire has now been contained.

However, the community is reminded that there is still some active fire well within the control lines so risks are still present.

Visibility may be reduced from smoke in the area and there is a danger of falling trees.

Residents are advised to check their properties for the presence of fires and embers - particularly in roof spaces, under decks, raised floors and in gutters. The public is advised to take care in the fire area over the next few days.

CFS crews, supported by crews from Victoria's CFA, will continue to monitor the fire day and night over the weekend.

To ensure the safety of Emergency Service workers working along the roadsides around the Pinery fire ground, road users are reminded that the speed limit is 25 kph when passing emergency vehicles with flashing lights operating.

CFS would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers for their continued effort since the fire started on Wednesday. The support from MFS, SES, DEWNR, PIRSA , DCSI and other agencies throughout this incident is sincerely acknowledged.

A community meeting will be held at the Kapunda Institute Memorial Hall on Hill Street, Kapunda today at 4pm. Alternatively the community affected are encouraged to call the Bushfire Recovery Hotline of 1800 302 787 if they have any questions or concerns.

For those wanting to make donations, cash is the most helpful donation for disaster-affected communities as it helps those impacted to buy exactly what they need. Instructions on how to donate money are on the Pinery Fire Appeal page at www.sa.gov.au

St Vincent de Paul has been appointed to manage any goods donated during this disaster. Contact the St Vincent de Paul donations hotline on 8112 8777. Please do not leave donated goods at relief centres as they do not have the capacity to manage donations.

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Further information:
Contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361, for hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361 or teletype service TTY 133 677 then ask for 1800 362 361.
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