The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
There is no change to the previous alert
Time of issue: 06:18 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Thompson and Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany.
- The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to changes in fire behaviour.
- 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 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 ADVICE for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY.
- The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as due to changes in fire behaviour
- 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 the park
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.
- It is out of control.
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.
- People impacted by the Albany fires or looking for loved ones can register at https//register.redcross.org.au
- Stirling Range National Park is closed east of Chester Pass Roa
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
- 40 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
- 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 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.