Two Wells fire upgraded to ‘watch and act’

Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies.
The yellow area indicates a ‘watch and act’ message’. Red would indicate an emergency warning.
Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies. The yellow area indicates a ‘watch and act’ message’. Red would indicate an emergency warning.

The CFS have issued a “Watch and Act” warning for Two Wells and Port Gawler areas near Horseshoe Crescent and Buckland Park Road in the Adelaide Plains, South of Two Wells township.

This stubble fire is burning in a Easterly direction towards Port Gawler Road, Highway 1 (Port Wakefield Highway), Old Port Wakefield Road, Ellis Road and the Adelaide to Crystal Brook Railway line. 

Conditions are continually changing.

The fire reportedly began after power lines came down onto the road. 

People are advised to take action now as this bushfire may threaten your safety. If you are not prepared, leave now and if the path is clear, go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

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 Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

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 - 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.

PREPARE TO DEFEND:

  • Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit, 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.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

  • CFS website : cfs.sa.gov.au
  • Bushfire 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
  • CFS on Facebook or Twitter
  • On local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners.