Sheds, equipment burn in Mount Compass winery fire

A fire in sheds at a Mount Compass winery caused up to $200,000 worth of damage on October 15. Photo: File.

A fire in sheds at a Mount Compass winery caused up to $200,000 worth of damage on October 15. Photo: File.

MOUNT COMPASS – The cause of a fire at a Mount Compass winery has been attributed to embers from a nearby burnoff.

Country Fire Service (CFS) was called out to the fire in sheds at the Victor Harbor Road winery about 3.15pm on Saturday, October 15.

CFS’s Daniel Hamilton said eight CFS crews consisting of 35 firefighters attended the scene.

“First responding crews discovered a fire burning within two large sheds on the winery,” Mr Hamilton said.

“After using a defensive firefighting strategy, the fire was contained and damage limited to equipment within the sheds.”

He said the estimated damage bill was between $150,000 and $200,000.

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