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Region-Wide Warnings of Extreme Heat

fire.JPGWith temperatures sitting well over 40 degrees for the next few days SA Health says everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during the extreme heat.

SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Paddy Phillips says young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have chronic health conditions are more at risk than others.

The State Emergency Service has issued an emergency warning and are urging people to check their bushfire plans and be ready to implement them.

A fire at Bute on Monday afternoon has been contained after burning through 280 Hectares of land towards Port Broughton.

More on that story HERE

To continue monitoring the weather you can visit the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au and for further information about extreme heat visit www.ses.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/extremeheat