Source: SA Country Fire Service

Watch and Act Message - COLES, ELAD ROAD Bushfire - Leave Now Issued 19 Jan 2022 16:27

Issued for Fox, Conmurra and Coles near Lucindale in the Lower South East of South Australia

Take action now as this bushfire may threaten your safety. Leave now. Check that the path is clear and go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The Elad Road fire is uncontrolled. This forest fire is burning in a Westerly direction towards Legges Lane, Conmurra Road and Ellisons Road. 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 Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: 19/01/2022 18:30

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 â€" 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.
IF YOU ARE NOT LEAVING; PREPARE TO DEFEND:
Identify a safe place inside, with more than one exit, before the fire arrives. 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.
Close doors and windows to keep smoke out.
If you have sprinklers, turn them on to wet the areas.
If your building catches fire go to an area already burnt. Check around you for anything burning.
Stay informed
Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours.
CFS website cfs.sa.gov.au
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 then ask for 1800 362 361
CFS on Facebook or Twitter
Alert SA Mobile App
On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners
Do not rely on a single source for warning information.
For emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
End of Message

MEDIA PLEASE NOTE:
Emergency Warning Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 15 minutes following.
Watch and Act Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 30 minutes following.
Bushfire Advice Messages are to be broadcast at the discretion of the broadcaster.

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