11 May 2013

Bushfire in Adelaide hills

7:14 am on 11 May 2013

Firefighters in South Australia worked through the night as a bushfire continued to burn near houses in the Adelaide hills on Friday.

The Country Fire Service said the blaze burned 550 hectares near Cherryville and breached containment lines on the western and eastern flanks.

By 9pm, 120 firefighters were at the scene.

So far two sheds and one house have been destroyed.

Regional fire officer Brendan Hastie said more houses could be at risk if conditions deteriorate.

Spot fires were reported in other parts of the hills as the main blaze was fanned by northerly winds

The ABC reports four water bombers will be on stand-by on Saturday morning.

Rain is forecast for the weekend.