15 December 2007

Good news on KI

As of this evening, all four of the fire complexes on KI have been contained. The fires began on 6 December from lightning strikes, and have been burning for nine days. Approximately 90 000 ha has been burnt.

“It is a great milestone to have the Kangaroo Island fires contained”, said Rob Sandford, CFS State Coordinator.

“Although these fires are contained, there is still fire activity within control lines“, said Rob.

“Firefighters will remain on the island for several days mopping up, blacking out and patrolling the perimeter to ensure the area is safe.”

Here is the link to the CFS press release.

The cool change materialized today as expected, which allowed fire fighters to gain the upper hand. Although fire dangers remain high tomorrow, generally cooler weather should allow for greater control to be established over the fire.

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