Source: Emergency WA
Time of issue: 02:15 PM
Date of issue: 24 April 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for MANYPEAKS in the CITY OF ALBANY
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by South Coast Highway to the north, Homestead Road to the west, Waychinicup Road to the south and Circuit Road to the east in MANYPEAKS in the CITY OF ALBANY.
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 HOWIE RD and SOUTH COAST HWY in MANYPEAKS.
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 easterly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
If you are in Manypeaks, head west towards Albany. If you are east of Pfeiffer Road, head in an easterly direction.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
South Coast Highway has been closed between the Manypeaks townsite and Pfeiffer Road.
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 ALBANY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
The fire was reported at 12:55 PM on 23 April 2020.
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