Bush fires in South Australia

Last updated 08:36 12/11/2012

Relevant offers

Australia

Rugby playing Aussie cop suffers serious head injuries in early morning Dunedin fall Girl recalls 'floating up' to escape sinking van after crash that killed Kiwi mum, siblings US Vice President Mike Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under Boy arrested after trying to drive solo across Australia Judge rules parents cannot afford private school for their children Kiwi parents mourn boy, 6, killed after being flung from carnival ride in Australia North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike over foreign minister's comments Planes and a helicopter needed for epic rescue of couple bogged in desert US Vice President Mike Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia Blackmail and intimidation: Why a top Olympic exec quit

Firefighters have battled through the night to control a bushfire that destroyed seven houses, sheds and vehicles in South Australia.

The fire has burnt through 2000 hectares at Tulka near Port Lincoln, west of Adelaide, but on Monday morning was being held within control lines after getting to within about 11km of Port Lincoln.

More than 100 firefighters from South Australia's Country Fire Service (CFS), Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and Department for Environment have been battling the blaze.

CFS spokesman Chris Metevelis told AAP that seven houses, 12 sheds and four vehicles had been destroyed and further assessments could uncover more damage.

He said the fire could still flare and residents were being asked to activate their bushfire survival plans and be on full alert.

Police and fire service investigators would be on the scene later on Monday to try to find out how the fire started.

At Avon, north of Adelaide, another bushfire has been brought under control after causing about A$150,000 worth of damage, destroying a barley crop, 250 bales of hay, a tractor and fences.

Bushfires at Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park, north of Calca, and at Yalata in SA's southwest have also been brought under control, but one at Quorn in the southern Flinders Ranges is still burning.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content