Bushfire Emergency Warning for Jarrahwood townsite in City of Busselton

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A bushfire Emergency Warning has been issued for people people in Jarrahwood townsite in the City of Busselton by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.

The fire started near the intersection of Jarrahwood Mill Road and Ashcroft Road in Jarrahwood.

 

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.

If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

It is out of control and unpredictable.


SAFEST ROUTE:

Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or City of Busselton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.


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.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.

Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns.

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 local radio or listen to news bulletins. Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

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