Jan 7, 2015

Key facts about SA's Sampson Flat bushfire

Adelaide Hills, SA
Australia
by
Perth Now
Sampson Flat fire front in the Adelaide Hills approaches goats and geese in a field. Photo: Eugene Klaebe, firefighter
Sampson Flat fire front in the Adelaide Hills approaches goats and geese in a field. Photo: Eugene Klaebe, firefighter

THREAT

  • The Country Fire Service has declared a major bushfire in the Adelaide Hills is 95 per cent contained.
  • Fires have been sparked in other areas of the state, including Bordertown in the east and Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
  • Severe thunderstorm warning for damaging gusts of 90-120km/h across the state.

DAMAGE

  • 134 people, mainly firefighters, injured
  • 32 homes confirmed destroyed or badly damaged
  • 4 businesses destroyed or badly damaged
  • 12,500 hectares of land burnt out

RESOURCES DEPLOYED IN RECENT DAYS

  • 700+ firefighters
  • 80 appliances
  • 14 aircraft
  • 2 air cranes