Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 12:45 PM
Date of issue: 01 February 2021

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WOOROLOO in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people near Werribee Road, Rahnie Road and Harper Road in WOOROLOO in SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

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

WHAT TO DO:

It's too late to leave on Rahnie Road, 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 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 MUNDARING.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 12:02 PM on 1 February 2021.

Shire of Mundaring 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.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

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