Source: Emergency WA

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note the Alert Level has been upgraded to an Emergency Warning

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.

Time of issue: 11:02 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bertenshaw Road, St Albans Road, Folly Road, Young Road, Doghill Road and Kwinana Freeway on the eastern side of Kwinana Freeway and Nyilla Approach, Baldivis Road, Claret Ash Boulevard and Kwinana Freeway on the western side of Kwinana Freeway in BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

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

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire conditions are erratic and it is impacting properties.

The fire started near the intersection of KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS.

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.

If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.

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

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mundijong Road, Kwinana Freeway, Bertenshaw Road and St Albans Road in BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

The fire started near the intersection of KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

Kwinana Freeway south of Mundijong Road

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 CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit

www.emergency.wa.gov.au

, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dfes_wa

, Facebook:

https://facebook.com/dfeswa/

, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.

END

DFES Bushfires