Fire Crews Save Properties in Lower Hermitage

May 8, 2024 10:23 am in by
Photo: Jennie Lenman / ARN

The SA Country Fire Service was alerted to a fire in Lower Hermitage at around 3:40pm yesterday, Tuesday 8 May.

On arrival crews found a fire burning quickly up hill in a westerly direction. Approximately 60 CFS volunteer firefighters, supported by Farm Fire Units, worked to contain the fire and were able to save several properties in the area.

Due to the dry conditions and areas that were difficult to access the fire spread into steep terrain, however, crews were able to contain the fire to three hectares.

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Crews remained on scene overnight.

SA Police have now reopened the intersection of Lower Hermitage Rd and Millbrook Rd. Motorists are asked to drive through the area with caution.