Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the northern part of YAKAMIA in CITY OF ALBANY

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13 February 2019

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A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people on Hudson Road, Galle Road, Teatree Way, Grevillea Way, Agonis Gardens and Range Road in the northern part of YAKAMIA in CITY OF ALBANY.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire may impact homes.

  • Homes in Hudson Road, Galle Road, Teatree Way, Grevillea Way, Agonis Gardens and Range Road are under threat by fire now.

  • The fire started near the intersection of HUDSON RD and RANGE RD in YAKAMIA.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.

  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.

  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the northern part of YAKAMIA in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Hudson Road, Range Road, Target Road and the northern section of Barnesby Drive in the northern part of YAKAMIA in CITY OF ALBANY.

  • 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 near the intersection of HUDSON RD and RANGE RD in YAKAMIA.

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 in a north easterly direction.

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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 CITY OF ALBANY.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:33 PM on 13 February 2019.

  • City of Albany 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/

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes

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