Bushfire Watch and Act Message – Kangaroo Island

Bushfire Watch and Act message, issued by the CFS for Gum Creek Road at Menzies, 56 Kilometres West of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.


Message ID: 0003709

Time Message Issued: 09:49

Date Message Issued: 21/12/2019

Fire Origin / Fire Name: GUM CREEK ROAD, MENZIES

Issued for Gum Creek Road at Menzies, 56 Kilometres West of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

Take action now as this bushfire may threaten your safety. If you are not prepared, leave now and if the path is clear, go to a safer place. Do not enter this area as conditions are dangerous.

The GUM CREEK ROAD, MENZIES fire is uncontrolled. This scrub fire is burning in a Northerly direction towards an area, between Cape Forbin and Emu Bay, including Snelling Beach, King George Beach, Stokes Bay, Hummocky Point, White Cliffs, Dashwood Bay, Smith Beach, Wisanger and Emu Bay township . Conditions are continually changing.

Shapes on this map image indicate the Warning Area to which this message applies.

BLUE: Advice Message; YELLOW: Watch and Act Message; RED: Emergency Warning

For updates listen to your local ABC radio station on a battery powered radio, visit the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Dec 21 2019 12:00

Homes that have been built to withstand a bushfire, and are prepared to the highest level, may provide safety.

You may lose power, water, phone and data connections.

Fire crews are responding but you should not expect a firefighter at your door.


  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan.
  • Protect yourself from the fire’s heat, put on protective clothing.
  • Tell family and friends of your plans.


  • Leave now, don’t delay.
  • Roads may become blocked or access may change. Smoke will reduce visibility.
  • Secure your pets for travel.
  • If you become stuck in your car, park away from bushes, cover yourself, get onto the floor as the windows may break from the intense heat.


  • Identify a spot to shelter in, with more than one exit, keep moving away from the heat of the fire.
  • Bring pets inside and restrain them.
  • Move flammable materials such as doormats, wheelie bins and outdoor furniture away from your house.


Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

End of Message


  • Emergency Warning Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 15 minutes following.
  • Watch and Act Messages are to be broadcast immediately and then every 30 minutes following.

Bushfire Advice Messages are to be broadcast at the discretion of the broadcaster

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