Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - south of Glenfield Beach Drive, near Schooner Pass and Hillview Drive in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON
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Time of issue: 01:43 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people south of Glenfield Beach Drive, near Schooner Pass and Hillview Drive in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

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

Homes south of GLENFIELD DRIVE are under threat by fire now.

The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DRIVE and CHAPMAN ROAD in GLENFIELD.

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:

The bushfire is moving in a south westerly direction.

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:

Glenfield Beach Drive from Chapman Road to Schooner Pass

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 GREATER GERALDTON.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.

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 ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

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