Fires continue to burn around Murraylands

8.15PM

The Adelaide Metropolitan Fire Service has been sent to the Monarto Zoo to help with asset protection. 

The Rockleigh fire continues to burn ferociously as CFS crews battle to get it under control. 

Fire has also taken hold in the Ngarkat Conservation Park.

****NOTE:  EMERGENCY WARNING STILL IN PLACE****

7.35pm - EMERGENCY WARNING

The CFS has upgraded the Annie Lane, Rockleigh fire to its highest warning. 

The fire near PANNICAN HILL, ROCKLEIGH and LAW ROADS is out of control and travelling in a south easterly direction towards PALLAMANA and REEDY CREEK ROADS. 

There is a risk to lives and homes.Check and follow your bushfire survival plan. Take shelter when the fire arrives and protect yourself from the fires heat.

The CFS warns people to check and follow their Bushfire Survival Plan. If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now.

Only leave if the path is clear to a safe place. 

People should not enter the area as the roads may not be safe. Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety.

For information about bushfires, check the CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au, call the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or tune into ABC 891.

7.05PM

A house on Anders Road, Monarto has been reported as being ablaze and the Pallamana Airport is under protection from flames as fires continue to rage in the Murraylands.

The house fire was reported by two people at around 6.55pm with CFS units making their way to the incident.

The Murray Bridge Metropolitan Fire Service has been called up to protect buildings at the Pallamana Aerodrome, as the Reedy Creek fire continues to burn.

Smoke and ash from the Rockleigh and Pallamana fires are covering most of Murray Bridge as firefighters continue to fight to bring the blaze under control.

CFS strike teams for the Rockleigh blaze have been called upon from units in Strathalbyn, Milang, Langhorne Creek, Upper Sturt, Burnside and Bridgewater.

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