Hay fire at Hamilton - 29 December
Saturday, December 29 at 12:15pm:
At about 10am this morning a hay fire was reported on Prior Road, Hamilton north of Kapunda.
A lightning strike caused the fire which is burning in about 200-300 hay bales, in the middle of a paddock.
The damage bill is expected to be between $150,000 and $200,000.
Two CFS crews and 10 farm fire units are on scene and will work to break up the piles of hay and extinguish it. They will also work to secure the perimeter of the fire to stop any spread.
Smoke will continue in the area for the remainder of today and likely tomorrow. People with respiratory conditions are encouraged to close all doors and windows and stay inside.
2018-12-29 Ali Martin