Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 11:54 AM
Date of issue: 29 January 2020

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BEELERUP and QUEENWOOD in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bangadang Road, Merrfield Road, Beelerup Road and Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Road in BEELERUP and QUEENWOOD in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

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

The fire started near BEELERUP ROAD.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at 4 kilometres per hour.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

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 calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

20 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup firefighters are attending.

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EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 09:56 AM on 29 January 2020.

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup 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.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

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