Emergency service crews kept on alert

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Emergency service crews kept on alert

Emergency services have been kept busy in recent days, attending a range of incidents.

Just before 10am on Sunday, CFS crews were alerted to a large haystack fire at a farm on Charcutt Road at Coles.

Approximately 25 firefighters on four trucks and a bulk water carrier were dispatched to the fire and managed to bring it under control.

Farm machinery was saved and an active sprinkler system was also pivotal in stopping the fire from impacting sheep and livestock on the farm.

Firefighters reduced the damages to 250 bales and a shed, estimated at around $75,000.

Crews remained on the property for some time to pull apart and remove the other hay bales with an excavator, ahead of another series of hot days this week.

The CFS have also issued a reminder that despite the recent rains this weekend, much of the Eastern part of South Australia will see hot weather return, so have a current Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare and clear your property from fire hazards.

Meanwhile, a truck driver is lucky to be alive after his truck left the road and crashed into a tree at Bordertown on Saturday morning.

Emergency services responded to reports of a crash on the Dukes Highway, just west of Bordertown, just before 6am.

A large branch became impaled in the windscreen of the truck, however the driver managed to get out of the cab and appears to have sustained relatively minor injuries.

The 62-year-old man was taken by ambulance to the Bordertown Hospital.

On Friday afternoon seven CFS trucks carrying 35 crew members responded to reports of a fire which spontaneously combusted in a large silage of cattle feed at Wye.

Crews managed to quickly contain the fire, and also saved a tractor which was partially impacted.

The estimated damage bill for the tractor is $100,000, while tonnes of cattle feed was destroyed in the blaze.

No one was injured.

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