The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Please note Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing this fire
Time of issue: 03:21 PM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019
Bushfire ADVICE for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.
- 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 Walyunga National Park.
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.
- It is contained and under 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 SWAN.
The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed.
For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
- 30 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
- The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
- Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
- The cause of the fire is unknown.
- 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.