Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - in or around the town of WITTENOOM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note this alert has been upgraded to a Watch and Act
Time of issue: 04:29 PM
Date of issue: 18 October 2021
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the town of WITTENOOM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in or around the town of WITTENOOM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.
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 WITTENOOM..
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.
Keep doors and windows closed 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.
If you are in an area subject to COVID-19 restrictions, put your bushfire plan into action now and continue to follow precautions to minimise spread of the virus.
If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and plan to leave:
Leave now, find alternative suitable premises and wear a mask.
If you are unable to return to your quarantine location within one hour, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them you have had to leave due to an emergency.
Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.