SA Country Fire Service

WARNING MESSAGE

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BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE

Message ID: 0002743
Time Message Issued: 14:18
Date Message Issued: 03/02/2019

Fire Origin / Fire Name: VICTOR HARBOR ROAD, MOUNT COMPASS

Issued for Mount Compass on the Victor Harbor Road near Cleland Gully Gully Road Mount on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Take action now as this bushfire may threaten your safety. If you are not prepared, leave now and if the path is clear, go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The VICTOR HARBOR ROAD, MOUNT COMPASS fire is uncontrolled. This scrub fire is burning in a South Easterly direction towards Goolwa Road. Conditions are continually changing.

CFS was expecting a change in the wind direction on the fireground at 1:00pm, however this has not yet eventuated. When the wind change arrives, it may cause the fire to change direction and move towards Through Road and Nangkita Road.

People in the Mount Compass, Mount Jagged and Tooperang area should leave now or prepare to defend their homes before the wind changes direction.

Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies.
BLUE: Advice Message; YELLOW: Watch and Act Message; RED: Emergency Warning

For updates listen to your local ABC radio station on a battery powered radio, 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: Feb 03 2019 16:24


Homes that have been built to withstand a bushfire, and are prepared to the highest level, may provide safety.

You may lose power, water, phone and data connections.

Fire crews are responding but you should not expect a firefighter at your door.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan.
  • Protect yourself from the fire's heat - put on protective clothing.
  • Tell family and friends of your plans.

IF YOU ARE LEAVING:

  • Leave now, don't delay.
  • Roads may become blocked or access may change. Smoke will reduce visibility.
  • Secure your pets for travel.
  • If you become stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover yourself, get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.

PREPARE TO DEFEND:

  • Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit, keep moving away from the heat of the fire.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormat, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

End of Message


MEDIA PLEASE NOTE:

  • Emergency Warning Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 15 minutes following.
  • Watch and Act Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 30 minutes following.
  • Bushfire Advice Messages are to be broadcast at the discretion of the broadcaster.

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