Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - people in the vicinity of Tallathalla Road, Hall Road and surrounds, 5km north-east of WAROONA in SHIRE OF WAROONA

The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Please note changes under ALERT LEVEL and EXTRA INFORMATION

Time of issue: 08:40 AM
Date of issue: 19 October 2019

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Tallathalla Road, Hall Road and surrounds, 5km north-east of WAROONA in SHIRE OF WAROONA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people people in the vicinity of Tallathalla Road, Hall Road and surrounds, 5km north-east of WAROONA in SHIRE OF WAROONA.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.

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

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

The fire started near the intersection of NANGA BROOK RD and HILLA WATERS RD in WAROONA

It is burning in a westerly direction..

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:

It is out of control and unpredictable.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been 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 WAROONA.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 05:00 AM on 19 October 2019.

Currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is an escape from a Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn.

Parks and Wildlife Service 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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