A blaze that earlier today had residents of Allanson and Collie nervous has now been contained and brought under control.
A bushfire ADVICE is now issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in Allanson.
A change in weather conditions, including a switch of wind direction, has helped the firefighters save properties and land.
Allanson was put under threat of fire when it was first reported at around 1:15pm and was immediately given emergency warning status, while Collie was also under watch and act conditions.
Looking from Coalfields Hwy (Photo: Melanie Hooley)
Firies will monitor the fire overnight and into the morning, but most of the danger seems to have passed.
The temporary evacuation centre at the Roche Park Recreation Centre in Collie has now been closed.
As of 7:30pm, 158 hectares had been burnt from the fire.
There is a chance that some power outages may occur while the last of the fire is being fought.
Full details below.
Bushfire ADVICE for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.
The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to favorable weather conditions.
There is a lot of smoke in the area.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
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.
Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
Bushfire ALL CLEAR for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.
The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night.
The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.
The bushfire is stationary.
It is contained and under control.
Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from north westerly to south westerly at between 6pm to 8pm.
This means the fire will pushed away from the Allanson townsite.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back Road.
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 Collie.
Western Power advises power supply may be interrupted.
For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
Currently there has been approximately 158 hectares burnt.
Shire of Collie is managing the fire.