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SAMPSON FLAT FIRE - URGENT UPDATE

03/01/2015

The CFS advises that the Sampson Flat bushfire has continued to burn out of control through the night on all flanks. A strengthening Northerly wind is forecast to reach speeds of up to 110km/hr across the fire ground in the next hour and a half. This will cause the fire to burn out of control in a South/South Easterly direction potentially impacting on communities within a South West to South East radius of the fire ground.

The CFS urges anyone within the Houghton, Inglewood, Paracombe, Gumeracha, Birdwood, Upper and Lower Hermitage, Kersbrook, Lobethal, Lenswood, Castambul, Cherryville, Forest Range, Charleston, Norton Summit, Montacute, Oakbank Balhannah, Uraidla, Piccadilly and Williamstown areas to enact their Bushfire Survival Plan.

If you do not feel your property is prepared to a defendable level leave whilst you have a clear exit to a safer place.

Due to the uncertain nature and impact of the fire behaviour the Adelaide Hills faces today it is imperative that people within these vicinities take appropriate action now.

Significant smoke and fallen trees could make safe travel difficult in the area and residents should be well aware of their safest exit route. Do not drive into smoke.

It is critical for people to stay informed of the changing conditions throughout the day and implement their bushfire survival plan accordingly.

Stay informed through www.cfs.sa.gov.au, ABC and local radio, the CFS FireApp and CFS Facebook for further information or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

There are two community meetings scheduled today at this point. The Kersbrook Community meeting has been moved to the Golden Grove Recreation Centre on The Golden Way opposite the shopping centre for 11am. The One Tree Hill Community meeting will be held at the One Tree Hill Primary School at 3pm.

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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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