Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Governor Broome Road 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

Fire Out of Control and Unpredictable

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Governor Broome Road 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Governor Broome Road 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of Governor Broome Road, between Dennis and Avery Roads, 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire is approaching Governor Broome Road.
  • One home is under threat and fire crews are actively defending the property.
  • The fire started in the nature reserve.

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in the locality of SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within the vicinity of 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, bounded by Dennis Rd, Governor Broome Road and Avery Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

  • 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 the nature reserve.
  • The fire is travelling in a south-westerly direction

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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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:

Governor Broome Road between Dennis and Avery roads.

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 SHIRE OF NANNUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 20 plus Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, local government and private industry firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is escape from a prescribed burn.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing the fire.
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