Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - west of Old Coast Road between Preston Beach Road and Old Bunbury Road

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

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 01:43 PM
Date of issue: 02 May 2020

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the southern parts of LAKE CLIFTON in SHIRE OF WAROONA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people west of Old Coast Road between Preston Beach Road and Old Bunbury Road.

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 NEWNHAM RD and [FCAD_NearestCrossSt] in LAKE CLIFTON.

WHAT TO DO:

It's too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.

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

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.

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

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

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for LAKE CLIFTON in SHIRE OF WAROONA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people In or around the Lake Clifton area.

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

The fire started near the intersection of NEWNHAM RD in LAKE CLIFTON.

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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

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

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

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 SHIRE OF WAROONA.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 11:35 AM on 2 May 2020.

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 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.


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