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Message ID: 0005390
Time Message Issued: 19:15
Date Message Issued: 25/01/2021


Incident Update


Issued for CHERRY GARDENS FIRE near Longwood, Mylor, Biggs Flat, Scott Creek, Chapel Hill, Cherry Gardens and Mount Bold in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

This fire has now been contained.

More than 400 firefighters have been working during today to contain the fire burning in the Adelaide Hills. More than 2700 hectares of scrub and grasslands has been burnt. Due to the high rainfall, parts of the fireground are now unsafe and firefighting activities has reduced.

A number of strike teams have been stood down, with skeleton crews to remain on overnight to monitor the fireground and respond to any flare up or incidents.

We’ll have volunteers on call over night in case the situation changes and then back on tomorrow to mop up and black out the fireground, crews will remain on scene for several days.

Tiered road closures remain within the fireground to assist in keeping the community safe. At this stage Bradbury Road/Longwood Road/Mount Bold Road Longwood are closed to all traffic as a Tier 1 Road Closure. Silver Lake Road/Strathalbyn Road Mylor, Red Hill Road/Longwood Road Longwood, Scott Creek Road/Woolcock Road Longwood and Cherry Gardens Road/Dorset Vale Road Cherry Gardens are Tier 3 with access to local traffic only. These road closures will continue to be monitored and reviewed. For safety reasons, residents are asked not to enter areas with Tier 1 road closures in place. A current list of road closures can be found at

The Rapid Damage Assessment team has been undertaking assessments today to determine the level of impact. It has now been confirmed that 2 homes have been destroyed in the fire, 17 outbuildings, 2 vehicles and 2 further outbuildings have been partially damaged. Efforts by firefighters have seen 60 homes saved during the firefight.

DEW is coordinating support for the protection of endangered species of Flora and Fauna within the conservation parks and reserves including species of orchid, southern brown bandicoot and chestnut rumped heath wren.

When returning to your property residents need to be aware of safety hazards associated with fire affected areas and ensure areas impacted are assessed by a relevant licensed trade person.

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: 26/01/2021 07:00

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