Posted: 26 November, 2016 by Daniel Leach

UPDATED: Bushfire ADVICE: Shire of Goomalling

Issued: 4:36pm

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people eastern part of GOOMALLING in SHIRE OF GOOMALLING.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fired is contained and control

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.

  • 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 KUNZIA WAY and YORK GUM DR in GOOMALLING.

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:

  • It is contained and under control.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Salmon Gum Way has been closed. 

Motorists are asked to avoid Roberts Road and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working in the area.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF GOOMALLING.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and monitoring the area for the rest of the night..

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:23 AM on 26 November 2016.

  • The cause of the fire is unknown.

  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

  • Shire of Goomalling is managing the fire.

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