The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
There is no change to the previous alert, which will remain on a Watch and Act due to variable wind conditions increasing the risk of a flare up.
Time of issue: 07:15 AM
Date of issue: 06 December 2019
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for central parts of NAMBEELUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the area bounded by Yangedi Road, Elliott Road, Gull Road and Lakes Road in central parts of NAMBEELUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.
- There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
- The fire is burning in bushland between Bush Retreat and Greyhound Retreat.
WHAT TO DO:
- If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
- Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
- If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
- If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
- If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
Bushfire ADVICE for eastern and south western parts of NAMBEELUP, the eastern part of STAKE HILL and the southern part of KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Yangedi Road, Elliott Road, Hopelands Road and Lakes Road in the eastern part of NAMBEELUP, as well as for people in an area bounded by Gull Road, Lakes Road, Black Lake and Elliott Road in the south western part of NAMBEELUP, eastern part of STAKE HILL and the southern part of KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.
- There is a lot of smoke in the area.
- Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
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.
- If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
- If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
- The bushfire is stationary.
- It is contained but not controlled.
- Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
- The alert level remains on a Watch and Act due to variable wind conditions increasing the risk of a flare up.
If you are on Greyhound Retreat, head south along Greyhound Retreat to Lakes Road and head in a westerly direction. If you are on Bush Retreat, head south along Bush Retreat to Lakes Road and head in an easterly direction. Follow the instructions of emergency services personnel on the scene.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
No roads are 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 by contacting the Shire of Murray.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
- 78 Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.
- The fire was reported at 08:18 AM on 5 December 2019.
- Currently there has been approximately 65 hectares burnt.
- 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/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.
During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.