Watch and Act Message – PAECHTOWN Issued 06 Feb 11:25

Post ID: 0006029
Time message sent: 11:24
Message sent date: 02/06/2022

Watch and Act Message – PAECHTOWN, YANTARINGA ROAD Bushfire – Prepare to leave Issued on 06 Feb 2022 11:24

Act now because this bushfire can threaten your safety. Prepare to leave. Check that the path is clear and go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as the conditions are dangerous.

The PAECHTOWN, YANTARINGA ROAD fire is not under control. This stubble fire is burning in a south, southwesterly direction towards Echunga Snelling and Darby Rds and properties in private lanes in this area. Conditions are continually changing.

The shapes on this map image indicate the warning zone to which this message applies.
YELLOW: Advisory message; ORANGE: Monitoring and action 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 call the information hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation evolves or before: 06/02/2022 13:20


Homes that have been built to withstand a bushfire and are prepared to the highest standard can ensure safety.

You risk losing electricity, water, telephone and data connections.

Fire crews respond but you shouldn’t expect a firefighter at your doorstep.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Check and follow your bushfire survival plan.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire – put on protective clothing.
  • Tell your family and friends about your plans.

IF YOU LEAVE:

  • Go now, don’t delay.
  • Roads may be blocked or access may change. Smoke will reduce visibility.
  • Secure your pets for travel.
  • If you get stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover up, get on the ground as windows can break from the intense heat.

IF YOU DON’T LEAVE; PREPARE TO DEFEND:

  • Identify a safe place inside, with more than one exit, before the fire happens. Keep moving away from the heat of the fire.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • Keep flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins, and outdoor furniture away from your home.
  • 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 that is already on fire. Check around you for anything burning.

Search and listen to news on TV, radio, internet, cell phones and talking with your neighbors.

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).

End of message


MEDIA PLEASE NOTE:

  • Emergency warning The messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 15 minutes thereafter.
  • Look and act The messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 30 minutes thereafter.
  • Bushfire advice Messages must be broadcast at the broadcaster’s discretion.

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