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Eden Valley fire brought under control

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More than 100 CFS firefighters and water-bombing aircraft worked into the night to control a grass fire near Eden Valley.

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The fire started at Pewsey Vale about 5pm yesterday. Volunteer firefighters were supported by six aircraft and eight local Farm Firefighting Units who worked with crews on the ground to contain the fire by 9pm preventing it from spreading to nearby towns.

The CFS aircraft made 16 drops, which helped to slow the fire that was burning in hilly and difficult to access terrain.

CFS crews patrolled the fireground overnight to monitor flare-ups. More crews will be on the ground this morning.

An observational aircraft will be dispatched to again assist ground crews from the sky.

The fire may continue to cause a lot of smoke in the area, particularly towards Rowland Flat and Tanunda and members of the community are urged to close all doors and windows and stay indoors if needed.

Meanwhile, a man has died following a crash at Tarlee yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Horrocks Highway at Tarlee about 3.40pm after reports a car left the road and crashed into a tree.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 23-year-old man from Norwood, died at the scene.

Horrocks Highway was closed to traffic while Major Crash Investigators examined the scene, but it has since reopened.

-with AAP

 

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