Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

Updated 4.27pm 

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Prowse Road, Brockman Street, Goodwood Road and Hawley Parkway in Goodwood Estate in Capel in the Shire of Capel..

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of RANGE RD and PROWSE RD in CAPEL.

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:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

The fire is moving in a south west direction


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Some roads may be 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 SHIRE OF CAPEL.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • DFES is 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/ and keep it locked on Hit 95.7 for updates. 

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