UPDATE 4.20pm: The warning level on the fire near Angaston has been downgraded from ‘Emergency Warning’ to ‘Watch And Act’

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 STOTT HIGHWAY, ANGASTON fire is uncontrolled. This stubble fire is burning in a South Easterly direction towards Mount McKenzie and Collingrove. Conditions are continually changing.


The CFS previously issued an Emergency Warning for Stott Highway, near Angaston.

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Homes are not built to withstand these fire conditions, however they can be used as a shelter against heat from the fire.

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 plan.
  • If you are driving and become stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover yourself, get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.
  • 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.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • Close doors and windows to keep smoke out.
  • 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:

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Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

This article will be updated as more information comes to hand from the CFS.