Posted December 01, 2015 09:11:38

Southerly winds forecast for these days could trigger flare-ups on the Pinery fireground in South Australia’s mid-north, the CFS has warned.

Strong winds on Monday caused embers to spark a quantity of grass and tree fires within containment lines where 200 firefighters were functioning all through the day.

The CFS stated dust and smoke continued to reduce visibility in the area and motorists necessary to take care on the roads.

“People travelling in this location are advised to use caution and observe the 25 kilometre per hour speed restrictions when passing emergency service vehicles,” an tips message read.

“Where members of the public are at quick risk of being impacted by fire they are to ring 000 and request assistance.”

Crews are anticipated to remain in the region for some time.

Insurance losses from the bushfire, which claimed two lives and destroyed 87 homes, reached $ 75 million on Monday.

At last count the fire has burnt far more than 85,000 hectares of land, killed tens of thousands of livestock and razed far more than 300 farm sheds and outbuildings.

The Insurance Council of Australia declared the bushfire a catastrophe and stated the quantity of claims had reached 525.

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