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SA: Bushfires destroy homes and businesses

13 Jan 2009 9:35 PM

South Australian fire fighters are expected to work throughout the night to contain a blaze which has destroyed two homes and continues to threaten properties outside Port Lincoln.

The fire burning out of control on the Lower Eyre Peninsula has also razed sheds .. boarding kennels and two significant commercial properties.

Country Fire Service spokeswoman TARA RISCHMUELLER says four firefighters and two residents have been taken to Port Lincoln Hospital with minor injuries.

Up to 170 fire fighters .. supported by four aerial bombers and a helitanker .. are battling the blaze .. which started in an industrial area late this morning .. and has ripped through 260 hectares as temperatures soared to 41 degrees.