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Australia Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln

08:41  11 november  2019
08:41  11 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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  Emergency services at the scene of crash between truck and car near Port Wakefield Police and emergency services are at the scene of a crash between a car and a truck just north of Port Wakefield, about 100-kilometres from Adelaide. Diversions are in place for those travelling northbound towards Port Augusta.Police said the crash happened at about 10:20am at the intersection of the Augusta and Copper Coast highways.

An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire burning out of control at Lake Innes, south of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

Travel . For information about current bushfire warnings monitor emergency websites, including www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and www.qfes.qld.gov.au. The mayor of Port Macquarie Peta Pinson tells the ABC the area is “really feeling the effects of this drought” with “tinder-dry fuel loads on [the] forest floor”.

An emergency bushfire warning has been issued for people in Port Lincoln in the Lower Eyre Peninsula this afternoon, with reports of an uncontrolled fire near travelling towards the township.

A map which shows the predicted direction of a bushfire burning near Port Lincoln in South Australia.© ABC News A map which shows the predicted direction of a bushfire burning near Port Lincoln in South Australia. The warning was issued about 4:20pm today for the bushfire at Duck Ponds, north-east of Port Lincoln, with the region under extreme weather conditions.

The Country Fire Service has warned that residents are "now in danger" and should "take shelter in a solid building".

"Do not leave or enter this area in a vehicle or on foot. It is too late to leave as the roads will not be safe," the CFS warning said.

Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln

  Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln November 11, 2019. Dr Brendan Nelson, director of the Australian War Memorial for the past seven years, reflects on the moments that have had an effect on him. He recalls a number of occasions including the performance by John Schumann of his song "I was only 19" with the late Hugh McDonald sung to 108 Vietnam veterans on the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan. "Mrs Pam Palmer, crying into my shoulder, on the night of the 13th August 2013, in front of the cowling from the Black Hawke helicopter, that was used as a stretcher to bring out the body of her dead son in Kandihar in 2010 after he was killed", an emotional Dr Nelson recalls. (AAP Video/Marc Tewksbury)

An emergency warning has been issued for a fast-moving, out-of-control bushfire travelling in a south easterly direction towards Brimboal, Victoria. According to Victoria Emergency , Brimboal could be impacted within the next hour. Residents are advised to leave their homes now, before conditions

The Bangor fire is travelling east towards Stone Hut. The uncontrolled fire is burning in scrub and is a risk to lives and homes. The CFS on Tuesday afternoon also issued a watch-and-act alert for a bushfire at Mount Damper in the Upper Eyre Peninsula near Mount Damper and Tarragon Tanks

"Conditions are dangerous and firefighters are now unable to prevent the fire spreading.

"Shelter before the fire arrives as heat can kill you well before the flames reach you."

The CFS said the stubble fire was currently uncontrolled and was burning in an easterly direction towards Port Lincoln.

To find out the latest on the NSW and QLD bushfires, please refer to:

- NSW RFS

- QLD RFS

SA bushfires burning throughout the state, residents told to take shelter .
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