Catastrophic bushfire conditions have been declared for South Australia's mid-north with authorities warning some properties could be impossible to defend.
Another five SA districts will experience extreme conditions on Friday, including the Adelaide Hills, and three will be severe.
A combination of heat, strong winds and dry lightning has prompted the Country Fire Service to put all crews on standby along with its full complement of firefighting aircraft.
The Country Fire Service says the conditions in some parts of the state could be so bad that it may be impossible for people to stay and defend their properties.
Everyone has been urged to activate their bushfire survival plans.
Up to 13 parks and reserves across SA's mid-north will be closed and people planning to travel through the area have been advised to postpone their plans for 24 hours.
Winds have been forecast to reach around 50km/h and are expected to change as two troughs move across the state.
Find out information about preparing yourself for a bushfire, organising a 5 minute plan, and other life-saving tips HERE.
Find information on:
- CFS website www.cfs.sa.gov.au
- Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
- social media – follow @cfsalerts and @cfstalk on Twitter, or like SA Country Fire Service and CFSUpdates on Facebook.
- local ABC radio, FIVEaa, or one of our other Emergency Broadcast Partners
Do not rely on a single source for emergency warning information.
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