Bushfire Advice for southern part of HAY in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

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Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of HAY in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by South Coast Highway, Sea Change Close, Woodward Heights and the inlet in the southern part of HAY in the SHIRE OF DENMARK.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained.
  • 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 SEA CHANGE CL and SOUTH COAST HWY in HAY

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:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained.


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:

  • Springfield Heights 

There are speed restrictions on South Coast Highway

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 DENMARK.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are mopping up.
  • Firefighters have saved a number of properties in the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 25 February 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • Shire of Denmark is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/,

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3.30pm

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of HAY in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by South Coast Highway, Sea Change Close, Woodward Heights and the inlet in the southern part of HAY in the SHIRE OF DENMARK.

  • 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 SEA CHANGE CL and SOUTH COAST HWY in HAY

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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.
  • 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:

  • Springfield Heights 

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 DENMARK.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 25 February 2019.
  • Shire of Denmark is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/

25 February 2019




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