Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

PIC: www.emergency.wa.gov.au

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bertenshaw Road, St Albans Road, Folly Road, Young Road, Doghill Road and Kwinana Freeway on the eastern side of Kwinana Freeway in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

Updated: 1:47pm 06/06/19

•    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 as fire conditions are erratic and it is impacting properties.
•    The fire started near the intersection of KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS

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 WATCH AND ACT for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM 

ALERT LEVEL: 
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mundijong Road, St Albans Road, Bertenshaw Road, Doghill Road, Powell Road, Serpentine Road and Baldivis Road in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM. 
•    There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
•    You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

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 are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
•    Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: 
•    The bushfire is moving fast in a south south westerly direction.
•    It is out of control and unpredictable.
•    Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

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:
•    Kwinana Freeway between Mundjong Road and Karnup Road
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 by contacting the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 
•    Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
•    Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
•    Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019. 
•    Currently there has been 111 hectares burnt.
•    The cause of the fire is unknown.
•    DFES 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 news bulletins.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes. 
 

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