A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in an area bounded by Mckieg Drive, Alexander Parkway, Millar Road and Woolcoot Road in the eastern part of Wellard.
• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• The fire started near Alexander Pwy in Wellard.
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
• Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
• Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
• If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.
There is also a Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of WELLARD in the CITY OF KWINANA
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Mckieg Drive, Kwinana Freeway, Millar Road and Woolcoot Road in the eastern part of WELLARD in the CITY OF KWINANA.
• 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 ALEXANDER PWY in WELLARD.
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.
• The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
It is safe to leave the area in a northerly direction.
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 visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.
Owners or carers of livestock, pets and companion animals should activate their own animal welfare plan. During a bushfire take advice from Local Government Authorities to protect the lives of your animals while keeping yourself safe.
For more information on actions to take for each bushfire warning level, please see the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.
• The fire was reported at 01:23 PM on 3 November 2023.