Posted: 26 November, 2016

Bushfire ADVICE: Shire of Toodyay

Issued: 6:33pm

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area north of the Goomalling-Toodyay Road, east of the Murray Walkway, and south of Drummond Street, in NUNILE and DUMBARTON in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained.

  • 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 RAYNER LOOP and DRUMMOND ST in NUNILE.

  • It is burning behind the Toodyay District High School on Rayner Loop.

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 southerly direction.

  • It is contained but not controlled.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

Goomalling-Toodyay Road has 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 TOODYAY.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene mopping up.

  • 30 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:22 PM on 26 November 2016.

  • The cause of the fire is unknown.

  • Shire of Toodyay is managing the fire.

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