Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - in the vicinity of Lesueur National Park and south to Jurien East Road, 23km north-east of Jurien Bay in SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN
The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 12:55 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Lesueur National Park to Jurien East Road, 23km north-east of Jurien Bay in SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Lesueur National Park and south to Jurien East Road, 23km north-east of Jurien Bay in SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
The fire started in the north-eastern part of Lesueur National Park.
It is burning in a south-south-westerly direction towards Jurien East Road..
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 south-south-westerly 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.
The fire was reported at 12:30 PM on 24 May 2020.
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.
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