Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near Muntz Road, Henkes Road and Shao Lu Road in parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.
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.
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.
The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
Currently there has been 1800 hectares burnt.
DFES is managing the fire.