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Bushfire in Adelaide Hills is still a threat

 Cigarette butt fire in Adelaide Hills ‘contained’, but still a threat Gabriel Polychronis, The Advertiser, 14 Jan 19, A scrub fire started by a cigarette butt in the Adelaide Hills has been contained, but it could kick up again this week with hot and dry conditions forecast.

Just after 4pm on Sunday, the Country Fire Service issued an alert to residents around the Mt Lofty Ranges after a fire started on Montacute Rd, Montacute.

The fire, started from a discarded cigarette butt, was burning steep terrain, making it difficult for crews to access. The spread of the fire has been contained, however the hot and dry conditions forecast this week mean it could pick up again, the CFS say……….A severe fire danger warning, as well as a total fire ban, has been issued today for the Mt Lofty Ranges due to very hot and dry conditions.

January 14, 2019 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, South Australia

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