The Cudlee Creek fire was declared an emergency disaster as Country Fire Service crews continue
to battle flare-ups ahead of deteriorating weather conditions.
As at 23/12/2019 the number of houses destroyed by the fire was 87, along with almost 500 other buildings and 278 vehicles and these number are likely to increase as the fire is still uncontained (24/12/2019).
Agricultural losses are also mounting with about 1100 hectares of vineyards thought destroyed or damaged, equal to about one-third of the area’s grape production.
The industry’s potential damage bill is expected to be in excess of $100 million.
Starting in Cudlee Creek on Friday, the flames tore a path of destruction through Lenswood, Lobethal, Charleston, Woodside, Harrogate and nearly everything in between before being halted near Mt Torrens, more than 13km away.
As I am updating this page 11:00AM (24/12/2019) I am hearing more sirens from fire units passing through Lobethal on their way to the fire - Currently there are 60 units at the fire, earlier there were 74 units and 2 aircraft.
It was fortunate that I took a video of our 2019 display earlier than usual.
This will always be a favourite video of ours as it brings back good memories
of an extremely difficult, and stressful, time.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Our 2019 Christmas Lane
to view a video clip of our Display 2019