Firefighters battle blaze near Kwinana

Firefighters are on the scene of fire near Kwinana. PIC: Bradley Coulson/Facebook

Firefighters are actively fighting a blaze near Kwinana.

The fire started near the intersection of Ratcliffe Road and Thomas Road in Medina around 11.20am on Tuesday.

A bushfire advice has been issued of people in an area bounded by Anketell Road to the north, Abercrombie Road to the east, Thomas Road to the south and Rockingham Road to the west in parts of Medina, Postans, Kwinana Beach and Hope Valley.

There is currently no threat to lives or homes.

LATEST DFES ALERT:

Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MEDINA, POSTANS, KWINANA BEACH and HOPE VALLEY in CITY OF KWINANA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by Anketell Road to the north, Abercrombie Road to the east, Thomas Road to the south and Rockingham Road to the west in parts of MEDINA, POSTANS, KWINANA BEACH and HOPE VALLEY in CITY OF KWINANA.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of RATCLIFFE RD and THOMAS RD in MEDINA.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF KWINANA.

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.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:26 AM on 24 November 2020.

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