Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Emergency Warning - in area north of Bennett Road, south of Moorialup Road, east of Chester Pass Road and west of Kalgan River
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
This is a new alert
Time of issue: 09:15 PM
Date of issue: 06 December 2019
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in area north of Bennett Road, south of Moorialup Road, east of Chester Pass Road and west of Kalgan River.
You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
The fire started near the intersection of PALMDALE RD and LAKE WARBURTON RD in PALMDALE.
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.
The bushfire is moving fast in a south-west, westerly direction.
It is uncontrolled and unpredictable.
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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF ALBANY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.
30 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
WA Police are also in attendance.
The fire was reported at 06:48 PM on 6 December 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, 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.
Source: Emergency WA