Source: Emergency WA


Bushfire Emergency Warning - bounded by Burma Road and Bailup Road to the north, Reserve Road and Mayo Road to the west, Needham Road and Linley Valley Road to the south and Werribee Road and McNamara Road to the east in parts of WOOROLOO in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING

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

Please note changes to alert area and throughout. An evacuation centre has been set up at Brown Park Recreation Complex on Amherst Road in Swan View. For people East of Bailup Road, it is too late to leave. For people West of Bailup Road, if you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear by travelling north along Bailup Road or Mayo Road.

Time of issue: 03:42 PM
Date of issue: 01 February 2021

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WOOROLOO in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people bounded by Burma Road and Bailup Road to the north, Reserve Road and Mayo Road to the west, Needham Road and Linley Valley Road to the south and Werribee Road and McNamara Road to the east in parts of WOOROLOO in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

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

It is burning towards Toodyay Road.

WHAT TO DO:

For people East of Bailup Road, it's too late to leave and 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.

For people West of Bailup Road, if you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear by travelling north along Bailup Road or Mayo Road.

If you are self-isolating or quarantining due to COVID-19 - including all regions subject to lockdown restrictions:

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 WATCH AND ACT for parts of CHIDLOW and WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Lilydale Road, Liberton Road and Toodyay Road in CHIDLOW and McNamara Road and Burma Road in WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

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 WERRIBEE RD in WOOROLOO.

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 self-isolating or quarantining 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 BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

SAFER PLACE:

Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.

The Department of Communities has set up an evacuation centre at Brown Park Recreation Complex on Amherst Road, near the intersection of Salisbury Road, in Swan View.

People who are self-isolating or quarantining due to COVID-19 should find alternative suitable premises and wear a mask.

If this is not possible, proceed to the evacuation centre and identify yourself to centre staff immediately on arrival.

Continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

Please take any essential items such as medications and identification to the evacuation centre.

Pets (except recognised assistance animals) are not allowed inside evacuation centres for health and safety reasons, so you should make alternative arrangements for them. If this is not possible, please still proceed to the evacuation centre with your pets and await further advice.

SAFEST ROUTE:
For people West of Bailup Road, if you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear by travelling north along Bailup Road or Mayo Road.

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:

Government Road at Needham Road

Werribee Road at Cheddaring Road

Bailup Road

Burma 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

POWER:

Western Power has advised parts of Gidgegannup, Bailup and Wooroloo are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au/faults-outages/power-outages

REGISTER.FIND.REUNITE:
Register with Register.Find.Reunite to let your family and loved ones know you're OK and where you will be relocating to via https://register.redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre.

If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite system at https://register.redcross.org.au.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

Currently there has been 230 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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.

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