Bushfire emergency warning for Nambeelup

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A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the area bounded by west of Bush Retreat, north of Lakes Road, east of Greyhound Retreat and south of Readheads Road in the eastern part of Nambeelup

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

The fire is burning in bushland between Bush Retreat and Greyhound Retreat.

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.

 

A bushfire watch and act has been issued for people in an area bounded by west of Greyhound Retreat, north of Lakes Road, east of Nambeelup Road and south of Readheads Road in the eastern part of Nambeelup in the Shire of Murray.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

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

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.

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 fast in a north westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you are in Greyhound Retreat, head south along Greyhound Retreat to Lakes Road and head in a westerly direction. If you are in Bush Retreat, head south along Bush Retreat to Lakes Road and head in an easterly direction..


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:

Lakes Road between Patterson Road and Corio Road

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene and 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.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 08:18 AM on 5 December 2019.

Shire of Murray 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 ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

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