Our firefighters are currently battling a fire which started in state forest in the Shire of Beverley due to a lightning strike.
A bushfire advice is issued for those inside the state forest east of Yarra Road and north of Brookton Highway, 18kms north-west of Westdale.
There is no threat to lives and homes at the moment, but people are being asked to be aware of their surroundings in case the situation changes.
Driving may be difficult due to smoke, so authorities are asking to stay away from the area if possible.
At the moment, no roads have been closed.
Updated: 3:02pm 13/11/17
ALERT LEVEL: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity of State forest east of Yarra Rd and north of Brookton Highway, 18kms north-west of Westdale .
- There is no threat to lives or homes.
- Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
- The fire started in State forest
WHAT TO DO:
- Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
- Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
- Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
- Read through your bushfire survival plan.
- If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
- Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
- Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
- Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
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 SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene.
- The cause of the fire is lightning.
- Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing the fire.