Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - bounded Stock Road and Rockingham Road to the west, Fanstone Avenue to the north, the freight line to the east and Russell Road to the south in MUNSTER in the CITY OF COCKBURN
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note upgrade to Watch and Act and changes throughout. People in Fanstone Avenue need to enact their bushfire survival plan now.

Time of issue: 09:45 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2021

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of MUNSTER in CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people bounded Stock Road and Rockingham Road to the west, Fanstone Avenue to the north, the freight line to the east and Russell Road to the south in MUNSTER in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

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 LOT 5 RUSSELL RD in MUNSTER.

It is burning towards Fanstone Avenue..

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.

If you are in an area subject to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, put your bushfire plan into action now and continue to follow precautions to minimise spread of the virus.

If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and plan to leave:

Leave now, find alternative suitable premises and wear a mask.

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 ADVICE for parts of MUNSTER in the CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people north of Fanstone Avenue bounded by the freight line to the east, Beeliar Drive and Mayor Road to the north, Fawcett Road to the west and Russell Road to south in MUNSTER in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

There is no threat to lives or homes.

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 LOT 5 RUSSELL RD in MUNSTER.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.

It is not contained or controlled.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 300 metres ahead of the fire.

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.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 3 February 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.

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

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