Source: WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

Time of issue: 02:48 PM
Date of issue: 10 March 2018

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of PICTON in the CITY OF BUNBURY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Forrest Highway, west of Temple Road, north of South Western Highway and east of Vittoria Road in northern parts of PICTON in the CITY OF BUNBURY.

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 SOUTH WESTERN HWY and GIORGI RD in PICTON.

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 BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a east south 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 by contacting the CITY OF BUNBURY.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 01:27 PM on 10 March 2018.

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 two hours unless the situation changes.

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