• Rikki Lambert

$1m crop fire on Yorke Peninsula


CFS crews were called to grass and crop fire at 3:30pm Tuesday afternoon at Cook Road, Dowlingville on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula.

Seven CFS crews and a bulk water carrier, supported by several farm fire units, responded to the call where they found a grass and crop fire. The fire has burned about 40 hectares but is now contained.

A header worth $1 million was lost.


Crews were fortunately able to save a significant amount of crop yet to be harvested, estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.