Escaped pile burn at Kingscote prompts CFS warning

Mopping up footage and interview

The Kingscote CFS brigade quickly extinguished an escaped pile burn near the SA Water tanks that flared up on Wednesday evening, December 2.

This flare up and subsequent grass fire came only one day after Fire Danger Season started on Kangaroo Island, with the entire state now in that setting for summer.

KI deputy group officer Rodney Lade at the scene said the fire resulted from the flare up of pile burn on the vacant block off Seaview Drive.

That burn was lit two days ago just before the start of the fire season, but appears not to have been fully extinguished, he said.

There was concern it could have crossed over toward the Bullock Track after trees and grass along Seaview Drive caught fire.

Mr Lade said don't leave your burn offs till late in the season, and any burns now on KI and anywhere in SA required a permit, which was unlikely to be granted.

The are also reports of high fuel loads on Kangaroo Island and around SA, after autumn rains spurred on grass growth that in some parts of the Island are waist high.

Kangaroo Island has two more Bushfire Ready Meetings, one each in Parndana and Penneshaw.

Just 90-minutes of your time to help you with your bushfire preparedness. You must pre-register in advance due to Covid restrictions.

  • Thu, December 10 at Penneshaw CFS Station 7pm-8.30pm
  • Friday, December 11 at Parndana CFS Station 9.30am-11am
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