Fire threatening homes near Albany

Watch and Act for Yakamia


Daniel Leach

13 February 2019

Daniel Leach

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UPDATED 1:56pm

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the northern part of YAKAMIA in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Hudson Road, Range Road, Target Road and the northern section of Barnesby Drive in the northern part of YAKAMIA 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 HUDSON RD and RANGE RD in YAKAMIA.

 

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 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 CITY OF ALBANY.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:33 PM on 13 February 2019.

  • City of Albany is managing the fire.

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