South Australia on Fire
Posted by feww on November 25, 2015
Catastrophic bushfire burning in South Australia kills three, thousands of animals
Thousands of animals burned alive by monster fire that has also killed up to three people, said a report.
Locals on social media estimate that as many as 9,000 pigs may have been burned alive in the Wasleys Piggery, one of the state’s largest pig farms.
- The massive fire has a 40km front and is burning uncontrollably.
- It’s burning north of Adelaide, and has a 211km perimeter, said the local fire chief, adding that there was a continuous fire line from Adelaide to Port Pirie.
- “We also know that there are many homes, sheds, crops and livestock losses due to the active fire front, I can’t give you exact figures at this point,” said South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill.
- Properties in Tarlee, Freeling and Kapunda have been affected by the blaze, which had burned more than 85,700 hectares on Wednesday.
- About 1,000 people are working to fight the blaze including 70 appliances on the ground along with 340 volunteer firefighters.
- The blaze has destroyed homes and buildings and was headed toward the wine-growing region of the Barossa Valley, said a report.
A Tsunami of Fire
The front of a massive bushfire nears a house at Mallala, north of Adelaide, November 25 2015. Credit: ABS News (Aus)
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More information at www.cfs.sa.gov.au