The CFS has issued an Emergency Warning for a bushfire burning at Gosse, Kangaroo Island.
The South Coast Highway has been closed between Crabbs Road and Gosse Ritchie Road.
EMERGENCY WARNING FOR A BUSHFIRE BURNING UNDER SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
Issued for GOSSE near MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD GOSSE APPROX 23KM SOUTH WEST OF PARNDANA
This fire may pose a threat to lives directly in its path.
Act now. Leave, if the path is clear to a safer place, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.
If you cannot leave, identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire. Heat from the fire will kill you. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.
The MOUNT TAYLOR ROAD, GOSSE fire is uncontrolled. This scrub fire is burning in a SOUTH EASTERLY direction towards MOUNT STOCKDALE ROAD, SOUTH COAST ROAD AND VIVONNE BAY. 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.
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 or 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.
IF YOU CAN’T LEAVE:
- Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit. Keep moving so you are away from the heat of the fire.
- Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.
- Close doors and windows to keep smoke out.
- Bring pets inside and restrain them.
- If you have sprinklers, turn them on to wet the area.
- If the building catches fire, go to an area already burnt. Check around you for anything burning.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
- CFS website : cfs.sa.gov.au
- Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
- For hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361
- For teletype service TTY 133 677
- CFS on Facebook or Twitter
- On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners.