Posted: 30 November, 2016 by Loz

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.

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 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.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • Shire of Donnybrook-Ballingup is managing the fire.

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