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SA Metropolitan Fire Service

SA Metropolitan Fire Service

BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE

Fire Name: PORT AUGUSTA

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read on air verbatim as soon as possible and then at regular intervals thereafter or until the message expires or is superseded by another message related to this incident.

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BUSHFIRE ADVICE MESSAGE

Time Message Issued: 17:04
Date Message Issued: 30/09/2013

The MFS advises that the threat posed by the PORT AUGUSTA fire near Tassie Street and Rogers Street at Port Augusta in South Australia's north has reduced. The grass fire, that had been burning in vacant land and was pushed by strong winds is now contained. MFS and CFS firefighters are now working to extinguish hot spots and will remain on scene for several hours to ensure the fire is fully extinguished. Members of the public should remain vigilant due to the strong winds and smoke in the area. People with respiratory problems should remain indoors and close all doors and windows until the smoke has passed. has reduced.

Although the threat has reduced, be aware that some risks are still present.

There may be smoke in the area. Visibility may be reduced and there may be falling trees.

Check your property for any fires and embers - particularly in roof spaces, under decks, raised floors and in gutters.

Take care in the fire area over the next few days.

Stay tuned to this radio station on a battery-powered radio for further updates on the fire situation.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.

Repeating, the MFS advises that the threat posed by the PORT AUGUSTA fire near Tassie Street and Rogers Street at Port Augusta in South Australia's north has reduced. The grass fire, that had been burning in vacant land and was pushed by strong winds is now contained. MFS and CFS firefighters are now working to extinguish hot spots and will remain on scene for several hours to ensure the fire is fully extinguished. Members of the public should remain vigilant due to the strong winds and smoke in the area. People with respiratory problems should remain indoors and close all doors and windows until the smoke has passed. has reduced.

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