Authorities are warning residents across parts of South Australia to be wary of gale-force winds heightening the risk of bushfires today, as firefighters battle an uncontrolled blaze on Kangaroo Island.
- A watch and act message has been issued for a fire on Kangaroo Island
- Strong northerly winds are causing dust storms in parts of the state
- Authorities have warned residents of nine districts to be wary of the bushfire risk
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a fire weather warning for nine districts, with a severe weather warning for damaging winds current in parts of the state, and a gale warning for some coastal areas.
“It’s going to be a bit of a strange day,” said duty forecaster Ben Owen.
“We’ll see some drier air…