Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

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Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Livingstone Heights and north of Quarry Road in ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • 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 near the intersection of WATERLOO ROAD and GOVERNMENT ROAD in ROELANDS.

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.

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:

  • It is contained and under control.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from south easterly to south westerly at 5pm.


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 by contacting the SHIRE OF HARVEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the area and mopping up.
  • 12 Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:05 AM on 16 January 2017 and currently there has been approximately 12 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • The Shire of Harvey 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.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.

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