Gawler Ranges blaze: weather hopes

Gawler Ranges blaze: weather hopes

19 February 2008

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Austrlia — Fire authorities hope that forecast milder weather will help them tackle a blaze on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.

The fire has burnt out about 3,500 hectares in a remote area of the Gawler Ranges since it was started by lightning on Saturday.

Country Fire Service (CFS) regional commander Kevin May says control lines have been established on the southern flank.

He says there is no threat to property and the CFS will wait until dangerous weather moderates before considering the next step in the fight.

“As the weather abates later today and tomorrow, this will give us a chance to turn around and put a control line in if we need to,” he said.

“If we’re lucky and we get some moisture and some relative humidity overnight or tomorrow, that will put a stop to this job altogether.”

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