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SA Metropolitan Fire Service

SA Metropolitan Fire Service

ADVICE MESSAGE

Incident Name: LONSDALE

Note: The following message is to be read on air verbatim as soon as possible and then at regular intervals thereafter or until the message expires or is superseded by another message related to this incident.

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ADVICE MESSAGE

Time Message Issued: 13:31
Date Message Issued: 19/01/2014

MFS advises that crews are responding to a fire in a pile of compost at a industrial compost business.

The incident is located at Liston Road at Lonsdale in Adelaide's south.

The incident is contained to a pile of compost and is not threatening lives or property. 65 MFS and CFS firefighters from 15 appliances (trucks) have contained the fire, which is expected to continue to burn for several hours. Excavation equipment is being used to separate the compost pile to assist firefighters with gaining access to the fire. The fire is causing smoke to be visible at Lonsdale and surrounding suburbs. Members of the public should not be concerned by the smoke. Those travelling in the area should exercise caution as the smoke may reduce visibility. People with respiratory problems are advised to stay inside and close all doors and windows until the smoke has passed..

While the MFS is aware of this incident, if you notice a different emergency incident that is unattended, call "000".

For information, listen to your local emergency services broadcaster, or visit the MFS website www.mfs.sa.gov.au.

Repeating, MFS advises that crews are responding to a fire in a pile of compost at a industrial compost business.

The location of the incident is Liston Road at Lonsdale in Adelaide's south.

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This message must not be broadcast after: 19 Jan 2014 21:00

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