Bushfire Watch and Act – Tilley Swamp

Please see the following important message from the CFS issued for Tilley Swamp near Tilley Swamp Conservation park in the Upper South East. The Princes Highway is currently CLOSED in this area due to the bush fire. Please be patient and take direction from emergency services at the scene.

BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT MESSAGE

Message ID: 0005324

Time Message Issued: 15:00

Date Message Issued: 24/01/2021

Fire Origin / Fire Name: TILLEY SWAMP, PRINCES HIGHWAY

Issued for Tilley Swamp near Tilley Swamp Conservation park in the Upper South East

Take action now as this bushfire may threaten your safety. If you are not prepared, leave now and if the path is clear, go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The TILLEY SWAMP, PRINCES HIGHWAY fire is uncontrolled. This scrub fire is burning in a North Easterly direction direction towards Tilley Swamp Conservation park. Conditions are continually changing.


Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies.

YELLOW: Advice Message; ORANGE: 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.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: 24/01/2021 16:56


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 and 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.

PREPARE TO DEFEND:

  • Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit, keep moving away from the heat of the fire.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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