Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Emergency Warning - in the vicinity of Bindoon-Moora Road, Mogumber West Road and Gillingara Road in MOGUMBER in SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Time of issue: 03:05 PM
Date of issue: 15 December 2019
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of MOGUMBER in SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Bindoon-Moora Road, Mogumber West Road and Gillingara Road in MOGUMBER in SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.
You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
Home within the emergency warning area are under threat now.
The fire started near the intersection of BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.
It is burning towards Mogumber townsite.
WHAT TO DO:
It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
The bushfire is moving fast 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 SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.
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.
The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 15 December 2019.
DFES 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.