Updated November 26, 2015 05:44:20

Firefighters from interstate are nowadays expected to join the fight against a major bushfire in South Australia that has killed at least two people.

Fire crews worked by way of the evening battling the blaze north of Adelaide, which has burnt via about 90,000 hectares of land.

Eight strike teams of firefighters travelling from Victoria are due to arrive this morning to support battle the blaze, which the Nation Fire Service (CFS) has warned could continue for days.

On Wednesday night South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill confirmed two folks had died in the fire and said a third individual was feared dead.

He said authorities were operating to formally identify the dead.

At least 3 individuals who have been helping fight the fire have also been taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with severe burns.

On Wednesday night the major fire activity was around Kapunda.

The fire front was about 40 kilometres wide and was burning amongst Nuriootpa and Kapunda.

Hay storage shed burns Photo: A hay storage shed burns in Wasleys as the bushfire sweeps by means of the area. (ABC News: Tony Hill)

CFS chief officer Greg Nettleton mentioned the total perimeter of the fire was 211 kilometres.

“So if you can picture a continuous fire line from Adelaide to Port Pirie, that’s the perimeter of the fire that we’ve got to contend with over the subsequent few days,” he said on Wednesday night.

“Now some of that perimeter will be pretty easy to extinguish and make secure, but there will be other regions of that perimeter that will be really difficult as it gets into more and much more challenging timbered nation.”

The blaze began at Pinery about midday on Wednesday and travelled 50 kilometres in just four hours.

The trigger of the fire is still unknown.

Relief centres have been set up at the Gawler Sports and Recreation Centre, the Balaklava Racecourse and Clare showgrounds.

A bushfire recovery hotline has been established, the quantity is 1800 302 787.

Police have also set up a Register.Locate.Reunite website for anybody affected by the fires.

Two people in bushfire smoke Photo: Heatbreak for the residents of a home lost at Wasleys. (ABC News: Tony Hill)

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