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Adelaide Hills fire downgraded several blazes continue to burn

A bushfire blackening Adelaide Hills has been downgraded to the lowest warning level as firefighters work around the clock to extinguish the blaze.

An advice warning has been issued today for Cudlee Creek, Castambul, Chain of Ponds, Charleston, Cudlee Creek, Gumeracha, Harrogate, Inglewood, Kenton Valley, Lobethal, Millbrook, Mount Beevor, Mount Torrens, Paracombe, Tungkillo and Woodside.

“At this time there is no threat to life or property and firefighters are attending this fire,” a police warning states.

Thermal imaging equipment had been used to identify hotspots, while large trees burned and flare-ups occurred on the fire ground.

About 25,000 hectares have already been scorched in the blaze.

One person has died, 84 homes have been destroyed and hundreds of other buildings claimed in the fires.

A heatwave bringing severe to extreme conditions will start moving towards the Australian east coast today, affecting the northern parts of South Australia.

Adelaide will be spared with a top of 33C forecast before soaring to 39C tomorrow.

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