Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 04:44 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people north of Werribee Road and west of Hawke Avenue in WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

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

Homes in Hawke Avenue are under threat by fire now.

The fire started near the intersection of WERRIBEE RD and VINEYARD RD in WUNDOWIE.

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.

It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.

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 fast in a north easterly direction.

It is out of control 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 SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

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 03:45 PM on 14 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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