Fires burn overnight at Blewitt Springs, Wattle Flat

Two fires posed threats for a small amount of time on Thursday night, February 8. Photo: File.
Two fires posed threats for a small amount of time on Thursday night, February 8. Photo: File.

Two small fires on the Fleurieu Peninsula posed enough threat overnight for Country Fire Service (CFS) to issue advice messages to people in the area.

At 10.30pm on Thursday, February 8, a warning was sent out about a fire burning near Kays Road and Whitings Road at Blewitt Springs.

But 20 minutes later, CFS said the threat posed by the fire had reduced.

Just before midnight, CFS attended a fire which burned about one hectare near Forktree Road near Wattle Flat and Myponga Reservoir.

An advice message was issued at 12.05am on Friday, February 9 regarding the fire due to how windy it was on the fireground.

“It was put out to let the community know what was happening and with the wind to be aware,” a CFS spokesman said.

But 25 minutes later, CFS sent out a second message to say that fire’s threat had also reduced.

Six firetrucks with about 25 firefighters on board quickly tackled the blaze, and crews remained on scene for a couple of hours to clean up due to the fire risk for Friday.

People in the area of both fires are urged to take extra care on the roads, as there may be smoke and falling tree branches.

Anyone with property in the vicinity should check roof spaces, under decks and raised floors, and in gutters for fires and embers.

For information about bushfires, visit www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361.