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Residents And Tourists Urged To Seek Refuge From Kangaroo Island Bushfire

Residents and tourists on South Australia's Kangaroo Island have been urged to seek refuge from a bushfire burning out of control.

Towns Kingscote and Penneshaw are considered places of safety, although a Country Fire Service warning message instructed people to stay alert in the area as conditions were changing continually.

Almost the entire island is subject to either an emergency warning or watch and act advice by early Saturday morning.

Homes and other property are feared lost but no confirmation is expected until the immediate threat reduces.

Vision from the bushfires at Kangaroo Island. Image: Brenton Davis

The blaze has been burning for several days but broke containment lines on Friday amid very hot and windy conditions.

It had already destroyed more than 14,000 hectares of scrub in and around the Flinders Chase National Park before a wind shift pushed it towards Vivonne Bay, on the island's south coast.

Stay up to date with the latest South Australia bushfire warnings here.

One of the many gorgeous shorelines of popular tourist spot Kangaroo Island. Image: Getty