Fire ground death Coles, South Australia

Police will be preparing a report for the Coroner following the death of a woman in the states South East yesterday morning.

About 11.45am Friday 21 January emergency services were called to Callendale Road at Fox after reports two CFS members had been struck by a falling tree while battling the ongoing Coles bush fire.

Sadly, a 44-year-old Happy Valley woman, died at the scene. A 62-year-old Ironbank man was taken to Mount Gambier Hospital before being flown to the RAH for treatment of serious injuries.

Safework SA have been advised of the death and are attending the scene to assist with the investigation.

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