Bushfire near Borrika contained after burning 46.7ha

BURNT OUT: The fire scar at Borrika. The fire is believed to have been caused by a header. Photo: CFS.
BURNT OUT: The fire scar at Borrika. The fire is believed to have been caused by a header. Photo: CFS.

Fire crews have contained bushfire which is burning in grass, stubble, and scrub near Borrika in the Mallee.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) was alerted to the fire, believed to be started by a header, at 12.09pm on Tuesday, January 12.

A Bushfire Advice Message was issued for people in the Drescher Road, Lush Road, and Kilpalie Road area, but the threat posed has since reduced.

A CFS spokesman said the fire moved slowly in a north to north-easterly direction and burnt 46.7 hectares before it was contained.

The header was destroyed in the fire.

Six fire trucks attended the scene, along with six aerial bombers.

It is unknown how many drops the aircraft made, but some still remain in the area.

People in the area are urged to stay alert and monitor local conditions, and motorists and pedestrians should use caution in the area as emergency services vehicles are still around.

For more information about bushfires, visit the CFS website at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.