Posted: 30 November, 2016
Bushfire Advice in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup
DFES have issued a bushfire ADVICE for people near the South Western Highway west north west of Donnybrook in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.
The Advices is for people travelling on and near the South Western Highway 4 kilometres west north west of Donnybrook in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.
- 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 South Western Highway and Knights Road in ARGYLE.
- It is burning towards South Western Highway
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.
- 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.
- The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.
- It is controlled but not contained.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been closed.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
- 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and local rangers firefighters are attending.
- Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
- Shire of Donnybrook-Ballingup is managing the fire.