Source: Emergency WA
Time of issue: 06:48 PM
Date of issue: 26 December 2019
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the western part of Cape Le Grand National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Lucky Bay in the western part of Cape Le Grand National Park in the Shire of Esperance.
- There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
WHAT TO DO:
- If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
- 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 slowly.
- 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.
The following road is closed:
- Cape Le Grand Road
- Please note: access along Wylie Beach is 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 ESPERANCE.
Recreation Site Closures:
- Cape Le Grand National Park is closed until further notice
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and conducting backburning.
- 8 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
- The cause of the fire is lightning.
- 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.
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.