SA Country Fire Service

WARNING MESSAGE

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Message ID: 0002447
Time Message Issued: 10:04
Date Message Issued: 07/12/2018

Origin / Name: GOSSE

UPDATE ON THE GOSSE FIRE, KANGAROO ISLAND

ISSUED FOR MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD, GOSSE, MOUNT STOCKDALE ROAD, SOUTH COAST ROAD AND VIVONNE BAY AREAS

There is currently a Watch and Act message active for this fire. This warning message will be updated at 10:00 on the 7th of December or as the situation changes.`
This warning message has been issued for people in MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD, GOSSE, MOUNT STOCKDALE ROAD, SOUTH COAST ROAD AND VIVONNE BAY AREAS.

North Westerly winds are predominantly pushing the fire in a South Easterly direction towards South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay, however there is also fire activity in the north and north western parts of the fireground, which currently poses no threat to property.

A wind change is expected later today, which will may cause the fire to change direction. While the fire has not yet moved across Mount Stockdale Rd, in a North Easterly direction, the fire may move across this road later today. Fire conditions may be erratic and emergency services will be present.

The Gosse fire is currently about 1200 hectares in size. About 40 local firefighters are currently working on the fireground and are being supported by 10 additional fire trucks and 55 firefighters from the mainland. There are also four fire bombing aircraft and the fire is still actively burning. Crews are currently working on the fire edge along Mount Stockdale Rd.

Motorists are advised not drive into this area. A large amount of smoke is visible across most of Kangaroo Island.

BUSHFIRE SAFER PLACES
Bushfire Safer Places for Kangaroo Island are Kingscote and Penneshaw.

For information on Bushfire Last Resort Refuges near this incident are available at https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_a_fire/bushfire_safer_places.jsp

ROAD CLOSURES
Roads have been closed due to this incident.

South Coast Road is closed between Gosse Ritchie Rd and Crabbs Road.

Crabbs Road is closed between South Coast Road and Gosse Ritchie Road.

Harriet Road is closed between East West Two road and South Coast Road.

Mount Taylor Road is closed between East West Two and South Coast Road.

For updates 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: Dec 07 2018 12:00

WHAT TO DO:

  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
  • Decide what you will do if the situation changes
  • Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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