WA Bushfire Watch & Act: Cape Le Grand National Park In Shire of Esperance


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Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in or near the CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections.

Time of issue: 10:58 AM
Date of issue: 22 February 2019

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near the CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

The fire started in the CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK.

The alert level for this fire will remain at Watch and Act due to forecast conditions in the area.

WHAT TO DO:

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

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is stationary.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

Cape Le Grand Road

Dunns Rock Road

Wylie Beach access

Hellfire Bay Road

Coastal Walk Trail between Le Grand Beach and Hellfire Bay

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.

CAMPSITE CLOSURE:

Cape Le Grand Campground is closed.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

6 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.

Aerial support are on scene assisting ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 07:18 AM on 21 February 2019.

Currently there has been approximately 20 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is lightning.

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 or listen to news bulletins.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.

DFES Bushfires


 

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