Source: South Australia Police
The CFS has issued a Bushfire Watch and Act Message for a fire burning out of control near Bute.
BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE
Message ID: 0002638
Time Message Issued: 18:04
Date Message Issued: 14/01/2019
Fire Origin / Fire Name: UPPER YORKE ROAD, BUTE
Issued for Port Broughton area near Wokurna Road and Aeroplane Road approximately 12kms South of Port Broughton
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 UPPER YORKE ROAD, BUTE fire is uncontrolled. This stubble fire is burning in a Northerly direction towards Youngs Road, Upper Yorke Road, Sandy Garfield Road and the Port Broughton Township. Conditions are continually changing.
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: 14/01/2019 20:00
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 doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.