Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 03:08 PM
Date of issue: 12 January 2021

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern parts of Atwell, northern parts of AUBIN GROVE and western parts of Banjup in CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in the area bounded by Lyon road, Euphony Way, Beenyup Road and Freycinet Court in ATWELL, AUBIN GROVE and BANJUP in CITY OF COCKBURN.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

The fire started near the intersection of NORNALUP CL and AUBIN GROVE LINK in AUBIN GROVE.

WHAT TO DO:

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.

Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.

Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

If you are not at home, it's too dangerous to return.

If you are self-isolating or quarantining due to COVID-19:

You should leave and find alternative accommodation with family or friends who live away from the area.

If you are unable to return to your quarantine location within one hour, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them you have had to leave due to an emergency.

Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

It is out of control and unpredictable.

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF COCKBURN.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 02:38 PM on 12 January 2021.

DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: facebook.com/dfeswa, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

More information will be released when known.

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