Milang fire threat reduced after CFS back-burning, aerial bombardment near Lake Alexandrina | PHOTOS, VIDEO

Photo: Facebook/Milang Railway Museum.
Photo: Facebook/Milang Railway Museum.

Update, 1.06pm Tuesday

Smoke is drifting across Tee Road and the Milang Gun Club, the Country Fire Service warns, and residents should beware.

The CFS suggested closing doors and windows until the smoke passes, especially for anyone with respiratory problems.

They also advised motorists to take care in case visibility was reduced.

Update, 6.34pm Monday

The threat from the fire immediately south of Milang has reduced, the Country Fire Service says.

However, people should still take care in the area, and watch out for flare-ups.

Update, 4.37pm Monday

Fire crews are beginning back burning operations ahead of a fire burning close to Milang.

The Country Fire Service warned that an increase in fire and smoke was likely.

Note: This story may not be updated after 5pm.

Update, 4.26pm Monday

Fire crews and firefighting aircraft continue to fight a fire on the outskirts of Milang as smoke billows above the town.

The Country Fire Service continues to urge residents to keep an eye on the weather and the direction of the fire, which is changing.

Earlier

The Country Fire Service is urging Milang residents to stay alert as it fights a fire only a few hundred metres south of the town.

The fire is burning in reeds near Wilson Road, Blackwell Road and the Clayton-Milang Road, causing smoke to rise into the sky above Lake Alexandrina.

Fire crews are on the scene but had some trouble reaching the flames.

At 2.19pm, the CFS reported the blaze was burning in a north-easterly direction towards the town.

Nearby residents and workers should monitor conditions, keep up to date with the latest information and follow their bushfire survival plans.

The CFS first issued an advice message at 2.17pm and expected to issue another just after 4pm.

  • More information: Visit cfs.sa.gov.au, call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361 or stay tuned to ABC Adelaide on 891AM.
  • In an emergency: Call 000.