EMERGENCY WARNING for Orana and WATCH AND ACT for LOWER KING in the CITY OF ALBANY

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EMERGENCY WARNING for Orana and WATCH AND ACT for LOWER KING in the CITY OF ALBANY

Time of issue: 02:13 PM
Date of issue: 23 January 2017


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern part of ORANA in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Rufus Street, Richards Street, Adelaide Street and Chester Pass Road in ORANA in CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of ANSON RD and ALBANY HWY in ORANA.

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 the northern part of ORANA in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the surrounding area of Rufus Street, Richards Street, Adelaide Street and Chester Pass Road in ORANA in CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of ANSON RD and ALBANY HWY in ORANA.

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:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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 by contacting the CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
  • Aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of KING RIVER in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hooper Road, Chester Pass Road, Norwood Road, Willyung Road and Lower King Road in KING RIVER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is controlled.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GREATREX RD and CHESTER PASS RD in KING RIVER.

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 controlled but not contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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 by contacting the CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 12 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 23 January 2017.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, or listen to news bulletins.

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