Catastrophic Total Fire Ban – Monday 30, South Australia

A CATASTROPHIC Total Fire Ban has been declared for Monday 30-Dec-2019 in the Mt Lofty Ranges. Please see the following critical information from the CFS.

Residents are urged to be vigilant and be prepared to act to ensure their own safety, as the situation over the next 24hrs may change rapidly.

If you see an unattended fire call triple zero (000).

Weather conditions for Monday are forecast to be unfavourable and will result in very dangerous fire conditions. Fire outbreaks in these conditions will be difficult to suppress and have the potential to significantly increase the size of the Cudlee Creek Fire and impact on the surrounding locations with flame, smoke and embers.

Properties to the South and East of the fire ground are at most risk of outbreaks during Monday’s Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating. This includes the following localities:

  • Balhannah
  • Basket Range
  • Birdwood
  • Brukunga
  • Callington
  • Carey Gully
  • Charleston
  • Cherryville
  • Dawesley
  • Forest Range
  • Gumeracha
  • Hahndorf
  • Hay Valley
  • Kanmantoo
  • Lenswood
  • Little Hampton
  • Lobethal
  • Marble Hill
  • Monarto
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Torrens
  • Nairne
  • Oakbank
  • Palmer
  • Petwood
  • Rockleigh
  • Tepko
  • Totness
  • Tungkillo
  • Woodside

Residents inside the fire ground need to be alert for hotspots and re-ignitions. Residents adjoining the fire ground should activate their Bushfire Survival Plan now. If you are not prepared, leaving early is the safest option.

The community is asked not to enter the fire affected area as it is not safe.

Police continue to have a significant presence on the fire ground.

Road access is being continually reviewed and roads may close at short notice. There is still the threat of falling branches and whole trees and stock wandering on the road. A large amount of road signage has been damaged adding an extra risk to road travel. Refer to for the latest information.

For more information on Relief and Recovery visit Department of Human Services or phone the Recovery Hotline on 1800 302 787

More information on preparing your property are available on the CFS website

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: Dec 30 2019 10:00


  • 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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