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Smoke warning for SA, Vic border

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Other

  4.34 PM 16 November, 2015

Location: District 4 News

Views: 1443

Fire authorities in Victoria and South Australia would like to advise that smoke along the southern section of the border is coming from a peat fire burning 20km north east of Mount Gambier, near Strathdownie.

The underground fire started on Saturday, 7 November and is currently under control but may take an extended period to make safe. Property owners and CFA crews are continuing to work on the fire to ensure that it does not spread. However, smoke is visible from nearby communities and roads, including Mount Gambier.

An Advicemessage has been issued.

People are reminded that smoke can reduce air quality and may affect people’s health. For information about how bushfire smoke can affect health and how to reduce exposure, visit or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.

If you are experiencing symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure call Nurse on Call on 1300 60 60 24 or seek medical advice.

People should call 000 if they can see flames or require emergency assistance.

Last Updated: 16 November 2015