8:28PM UPDATE: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of FURNISSDALE in SHIRE OF MURRAY

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A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Goodooga Road, Riverside Drive and Furnissdale Road in FURNISSDALE.

Please note changes to warning area.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Goodooga Road, Riverside Drive and Furnissdale Road in FURNISSDALE in SHIRE OF MURRAY.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
It is contained and under control.

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 MURRAY.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
40 Bush Fire Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 01:01 PM on 6 April 2020.
Currently there has been 26 hectares burnt.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
Shire of Murray is managing the fire.

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