A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Redmond West Road and Hunwick Road in the City of Albany.
- There is no threat to lives or homes.
- There is a lot of smoke in the area.
- Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
- The fire started last week near Hunwick Road.
- Crews are taking advantage of favourable conditions to burn out pockets and secure the fire boundary to make the area safe.
WHAT TO DO:
- Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
- Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
- Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
- If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
- If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF ALBANY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are burning out pockets and securing boundaries.
- The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 10 October 2018 and currently there has been 120 hectares burnt.
- The cause of the fire is suspicious.
- People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
- Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.