Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - in an area bounded by Yirrigan Drive, Dianella Drive, Morley Drive, Flinders Street and Nollamara Avenue in north western parts of DIANELLA in the CITY OF STIRLING
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note this alert has been upgraded to a Watch and Act
Time of issue: 04:58 PM
Date of issue: 24 January 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north western parts of DIANELLA in the CITY OF STIRLING
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Yirrigan Drive, Dianella Drive, Morley Drive, Flinders Street and Nollamara Avenue in north western parts of DIANELLA in the CITY OF STIRLING.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
The fire started near the intersection of GAY ST and DIANELLA DR in DIANELLA.
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 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.
At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
People in the Watch and Act area should leave in an easterly direction..
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:
Dianella Drive from Yirrigan Drive to Morley Drive
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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF STIRLING.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
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 04:19 PM on 24 January 2020.
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.