Catastrophic fire conditions in Barossa and the mid-north of South Australia have seen Salvation Army Emergency Services teams stretched.
Currently based at the staging area at Nuriootpa Oval in the Barossa, the Salvos are feeding over 200 Firefighters and other Emergency Services personnel who are fighting the fast moving fire.
The blaze has scorched more than 85,000 hectares. While it is too early to quantify final losses, at least two people have died, 16 homes have been lost and many livestock have perished.
“This has been a devastating few hours for large parts of the state,” said South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill. “Unfortunately there is some time to go until we have fire fronts under control.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families in the greater area.
Further information will be shared as it comes to hand.