Latest Bushfire Advice

For South East Stirling National Park

Latest Bushfire Advice

Bushfire ADVICE for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • 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: 

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

There is no active fire due to rainfall on the fireground.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Gnowellen Road
  • South Stirling Road
  • Chillinup Road
  • Bluff Knoll Road

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.

Additional information: 

  • People impacted by the Albany fires o can register at https//register.redcross.org.au
  • Stirling Range National Park is closed east of Chester Pass Road


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 17,800 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing the fire.
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