Source: Emergency WA
Time of issue: 12:16 PM
Date of issue: 07 February 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of LAKE KING, LAKE CAMM and VARLEY in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by CARSTAIRS ROAD to the North, BIDDY-CAMM ROAD to the South, HOLT ROCK ROAD SOUTH to the West and FENCE ROAD to the East.
The alert level for this fire has been upgraded due to an increase in fire activity.
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 BIDDY-CAMM RD and FENCE RD in LAKE KING.
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 in a 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 LAKE GRACE.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
The fire was reported at 02:01 PM on 6 February 2020.
Shire of Lake Grace with the assistance of 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.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.