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Bushfire Emergency In The Adelaide Hills

By Monday 25 January 2021April 12th, 2021No Comments

The Adelaide Hills has again been hit by a bushfire – this time in the south-western part of the sprawling region.

Deviation Road Winery on Scott Creek Road at Longwood has closed its tasting room today due to its proximity to the blaze, which started in Cherry Gardens.

Sidewood Estate in Hahndorf has also closed for the day.

Overnight an Emergency Warning was in place for Longwood along with Mylor and Biggs Flat in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

This morning the fire was downgraded to a Watch & Act warning.

Several homes have been lost but there are no reported losses of vineyards or wineries.

Smoke is hanging over a large section of the Adelaide Hills including Hahndorf, Uraidla, Verdun, Woodside and Balhannah.

Fire crews on Mount Bold Road, Bradbury (CFS Promotions Unit).

Some rain has fallen over the region this morning and heavier falls are forecast for this afternoon.

The fire started on the second day of the annual Adelaide Hills Crush Festival.

Leading up to the event, several wineries including Golding and The Lane Vineyard cancelled events because of the hot conditions and high fire danger.

The December 2019 fire, which started in Cudlee Creek in the north-eastern part of the Hills, destroyed several wineries and burnt about one-third of vineyards in the Hills, along with more than 90 homes.

Main Photo: South Aussie with Cosi (Facebook). Taken by reader “Jarrod” on Sunday afternoon.

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