Cherry Gardens fire 25 January 2021

SAVEM is likely to be Activated into fireground tomorrow afternoon if the Control Agency (CFS) are satisfied conditions are safe. Rain today (over 20 mms in many parts) has made the fireground very slippery and some firefighting operations have had to be curtailed. This morning the SAVEM Coordinator attended Briefing at CFS Region 1 HQ at Mt Barker, met with PIRSA and DEW and attended the community meeting at Echunga. SAVEM IMT meets Tuesday morning to write our Action Plan. Rosters are being prepared and available volunteers will be notified ASAP.  Today’s photos are from the Community meeting at the Echunga Football Club, with CFS Incident Controller Scott Turner addressing the meeting. The next fire update will be Tuesday evening.