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SA plantation blaze contained

Firefighting crews and water-bombing aircraft have contained a bushfire burning in grass and timber plantations near Mt Gambier in South Australia's southeast.

A bushfire burning in grass and timber plantations in SA's southeast has been contained. (Kelly Barnes/AAP PHOTOS)

The fire at Glenburnie near Mt Gambier prompted a watch and act warning for locals on Monday, but that was later reduced to an advice message.

The Country Fire Service said 15 of its crews along with others from the forest industry and local farms had contained the blaze with the support of four water-bombing aircraft.

The CFS said a mineral earth break had been established around the perimeter of the fire and crews were mopping up and extinguishing hot spots.

A total fire ban remains in place today for the Lower South East with a fire danger rating of severe.

The cause of the fire is undetermined but police ask any person travelling on Fairbanks Road around 1.30 pm to please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are hoping to build an accurate picture of who was in the area at the time and are especially keen to speak with anyone who may have dashcam of their journey.


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