WA Bushfire Emergency Warning: Yourdamung, In the Shire of Collie


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Bushfire Emergency Warning - an area bounded by Yourdamung Road to the west, Trees and Stockyard roads to the north, Quindanning-Darkan Road to the east, and Collie-Williams roads to the south in the Shires of Collie and Williams
The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as conditions are changing and the fire has jumped containment lines

Time of issue: 04:35 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2019

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for an area bounded by Yourdamung Road to the west, Trees and Stockyard roads to the north, Quindanning-Darkan Road to the east, and Collie-Williams roads to the south in the Shires of Collie and Williams

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people an area bounded by Yourdamung Road to the west, Trees and Stockyard roads to the north, Quindanning-Darkan Road to the east, and Collie-Williams roads to the south in the Shires of Collie and Williams.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as conditions are changing and the fire has jumped containment lines.

WHAT TO DO:

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place in an easterly direction

Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.

Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for an area bounded by Collie-Williams Road to the north, Quindanning-Darkan Road to the east, and Ernie and Don roads to the south in the Shire of Collie

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people an area bounded by Collie-Williams Road to the north, Quindanning-Darkan Road to the east, and Ernie and Don roads to the south in the Shire of Collie.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.

If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Collie-Williams Road between Yourdamung Road and Quindanning-Darkan Road has been closed. Opossum Spring Road remains 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 COLLIE.

SITE CLOSURES:

The following campsites remain closed:

Possum Springs camp site

Yourdamung camp site

Harris Dam camp site

The Bibbulmun Track between Harvey Quindanning Road and Mornington Road is closed.

The Arklow mountain bike trails are also closed.

For further information on recreation site and trail closures go to alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

70 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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 12:44 PM on 14 December 2019.

Currently there has been 8,450 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Parks and Wildlife Service 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/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.



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