Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - in the Lancelin townsite and on Lancelin Road west of Old Ledge Point Road in the western part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This is a new alert. People in the Lancelin townsite need to leave now toward the Lancelin Jetty if safe to do so. Lancelin Road is closed.

Time of issue: 04:45 PM
Date of issue: 20 December 2023

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in the Lancelin townsite and on Lancelin Road west of Old Ledge Point Road in the western part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
Homes in Lancelin townsite are under threat by fire now.
It is burning north west toward Lancelin townsite.

If the way is clear, leave now toward the Lancelin Jetty.
Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute could put your life in danger.
Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
If you are not at home, it's too dangerous to return.

The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

Lancelin Road is 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 visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

Owners or carers of livestock, pets and companion animals should activate their own animal welfare plan. During a bushfire take advice from Local Government Authorities to protect the lives of your animals while keeping yourself safe.

For more information on actions to take for each bushfire warning level, please see the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

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.

The fire was reported at 03:59 PM on 20 December 2023.

Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES , follow DFES on Facebook, 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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