Bushfire WATCH AND ACT Issued For Scott River East

Possible threat to lives and homes

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT Issued For Scott River East

People in Scott River East are being told to either leave or get ready to defend their property following the escape of a prescribed burn.

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is 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.

The fire is currently out of control and unpredictable with aerial support helping firefighters on the ground.

At the moment, Governor Broome Road is closed between Dennis Road and Avery Road.

Residents that are not prepared to fight the fire should leave now if the way is clear. 

There is also a severe weather warning for later this afternoon and this evening.

FULL DETAILS

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.

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 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 managing the fire.

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