Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - in the western part of BULLSBROOK, near Ellenbrook Road, in the CITY OF SWAN
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
This is a new alert
Time of issue: 11:14 AM
Date of issue: 12 November 2019
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the western part of BULLSBROOK, near Ellenbrook Road, in the CITY OF SWAN.
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 ELLENBROOK RD in BULLSBROOK.
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.
The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.
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 SWAN.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on their way.
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.
The fire was reported at 10:50 AM on 12 November 2019.
City of Swan 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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.
Source: Emergency WA