Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in an area bounded by Charles Street, Kwinana Beach Road and Beach Street in EAST ROCKINGHAM and KWINANA in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 04:26 PM
Date of issue: 11 November 2019

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for EAST ROCKINGHAM and KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Charles Street, Kwinana Beach Road and Beach Street in EAST ROCKINGHAM and KWINANA in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

The fire started near the intersection of PATTERSON RD and CHARLES ST in EAST ROCKINGHAM.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

Bushfire ADVICE for EAST ROCKINGHAM and KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Patterson Road, Mandurah Road, Beach Street and Dixon Road in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

There is no threat to lives or homes.

There is a lot of smoke in the area.

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 PATTERSON RD and CHARLES ST in EAST ROCKINGHAM.

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.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid Patterson Road

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 ROCKINGHAM.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.

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 03:18 PM on 11 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.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.

DFES Bushfires