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Message ID: 0002591
Time Message Issued: 15:22
Date Message Issued: 11/01/2019

Origin / Name: COOMBE

Dukes Highway between Coombe and Keith in the Upper South East of South Australia


The CFS is attending a number of fires near the Dukes Highway between Coombe and Keith in the Upper South East in of South Australia. All the fires have now been contained and a reduced threat message issued.
Approx 70 CFS firefighters assisted by DEW crews and 50 private farm fire units
People traveling on the Dukes Highway will need to be aware that although the highway is now open firefighters will be continuing to work in the area for some time and there may be some smoke drift across the highway. Motorists should remember that the speed limit past all emergency services vehicles is 25kph and that temporary speed restrictions may apply in the area.

Although the threat to the public has reduced, fire and smoke will be present in the area for some time. Firefighters will continue to monitor the fires and will be working on the making the area safe.

For updates visit the CFS website ( or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: 11/01/2019 17:22


  • 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


Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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