Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, north of Chillinup Road and east of Arnolds Road.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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 on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
  • 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.  

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


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