The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing
Time of issue: 04:10 PM
Date of issue: 30 August 2018
Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along North West Coastal Highway near Karratha Industrial Estate.
- There is no threat to lives or homes.
- 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.
- The fire started near the intersection of Coolawanyah Road and De Witt Road in Karratha Industrial Estate.
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.
- 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.
- It is contained and under control.
The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
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 KARRATHA.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene mopping up and will monitor overnight.
- The fire was reported at 07:04 PM on 29 August 2018 and currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
- The cause of the fire is suspicious.
- People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
- 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 or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.