Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - on or near Sucliffe Road, Bore Road, Arnold Road and Stephen Road in WAGGRAKINE in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Time of issue: 01:15 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of WAGGRAKINE in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people on or near Sucliffe Road, Bore Road, Arnold Road and Stephen Road in WAGGRAKINE in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.
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 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 southerly direction.
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.
A number of roads have been closed including:
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 GREATER GERALDTON.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
The fire was reported at 11:20 AM on 24 May 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 hour unless the situation changes.