Source: Emergency WA

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

Time of issue: 11:07 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Caves Road, Forest Grove Road, Harrison Road and Calgadup Road in FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

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.

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 south westerly direction.

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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 09:22 AM on 6 June 2019.

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 or listen to news bulletins.

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

DFES Bushfires