Sheds destroyed in Kangaroo Island fire

Two sheds and two vehicles have been destroyed in a bushfire on the north coast of South Australia's Kangaroo Island.

The spread of the blaze has been stopped but the Country Fire Service says rising temperatures and winds could increase the fire activity.

The blaze has destroyed close to 400 hectares of scrub with 60 firefighters still on the scene.

Crews from mainland SA were deployed to the area on Friday to relieve local volunteers who had worked through the night.

The CFS said a number of properties were successfully defended with the fire reaching the verandah of one home.

Firefighters also continued to mop up a fire in the Clare Valley, north of Adelaide, which threatened the town at one stage on Thursday.

The fire remained contained with crews continuing to strengthen control lines.

The two incidents came as South Australia sweltered through heatwave conditions with temperatures pushing into the low 40s in some regional centres for the third day in a row.

A cool change was expected to move across the state on Saturday, bringing milder conditions.

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