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Hay Fire at Nairne & Close Call at Eden Hills

February 5, 2024 7:22 am in by
Photo: CFS. A fire at a hay farm in Nairne has damaged a shed, neighbouring properties and a tractor.

Police are investigating two fire-related incidents during yesterday’s extreme fire danger conditions.

A hay farm fire at Pulleine Road, Nairne caused at least $85,000 in damages.

A shed, surrounding buildings and tractor were impacted by the blaze yesterday, Sunday 4 February. Areas of the township were blanketed in smoke during the incident.

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It is not yet clear what caused the fire.


Fire danger at Eden Hills

A man in Eden Hills has been accused of using a flame weed killer on a total fireban day.

About 10.20am Sunday, police and CFS were called to a home on Shepherds Hill Road after a man was seen using equipment to burn weeds out the front of his property.

The man allegedly accidentally set fire to a small area of other vegetation on his property but was able to quickly extinguish it. There were no injuries or damage to property.

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Police spoke to the 65-year-old, about fire danger season and fire ban days. He is likely to receive a $572 expiation notice.

South Australians are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Australian Fire Danger Rating System released by the South Australia Country Fire Service (CFS). South Australian Country Fire Service – professional fire and rescue services to outer metropolitan, regional and rural South Australia. (cfs.sa.gov.au)

Members of the public are urged to be vigilant during this fire danger season and report any suspicious activity police immediately on 131 444 or triple zero (000) in an emergency.

For more information on fire restrictions and regulations during fire danger season go to What can I do / What can’t I do? – CFS

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