ISSUED FOR MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD, GOSSE, MOUNT STOCKDALE ROAD, SOUTH COAST ROAD AND VIVONNE BAY AREAS
The SA Country Fire Service advises that there is a Bushfire Advice message active for this fire. This warning message will be updated at 8.00 am on Saturday 8th 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.
A Community Meeting has been set up for Saturday 8 December 2018 at 3 pm, at the Vivonne Bay Lodge, at the accommodation decking. Anyone wanting more information about the current fire status is encouraged to attend this free meeting as the road is now open to local traffic.
In relation to the fire activity, a wind change has impacted the fire-ground. Our main concern is the area around Mount Stockdale and the North West corner. Fire continues to burn in those areas in scrub.
The Gosse fire is still about 1300 hectares in size. Local and mainland CFS, Department of Environment and Water, Forestry firefighters and some Farm Fire Units are currently working on the fire-ground overnight, with aircraft on the Island on standby for tomorrow to support fire fighters if required.
Motorists are advised not to drive into the Gosse area unless necessary. For those wishing to drive across the Island, the Playford Highway is open and well away from current fire activity.
Smoke continues to be visible across parts 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 Road Closure restrictions have been modified for the South Coast Road - this road is now open to locals and essential users only. Harriet Road has been opened but users of these roads should remain alert to fire conditions in the area.
Crabbs Road is now open.
Some roads adjacent the fire remain closed.
Mount Taylor Road remains closed between East West One Highway and South Coast Road.
East West Two Highway is closed between Harriet Road and Mount Taylor Road.
Mount Stockdale Road remains closed between South Coast Road and Mount Taylor 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 08 2018 08:30
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