APY Lands fire Update

Friday, September 14 at 11:30am

The CFS is currently at a fire north / north west of Umuwa and Watinuna on the APY Lands.

CFS has put in fire breaks around Umuwa and Watinuna. They will continue to have fire trucks in these communities to watch this fire, as the forecasted weather for today is strong gusty winds from the north.

If you are in this area stay alert, watch the local conditions and follow any instructions issued by CFS and SAPOL.

Please try not to drive on the Amata – Umuwa – Ernabella roads. Less cars on the roads will make it safer for those crews working on the roads, to protect the communities.

If you do have to drive in this area, dust, smoke or fire may make it hard to see. Fire trucks and Graders are also likely to be working on roads, so please drive slowly near them.