Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 02:15 PM
Date of issue: 16 January 2024

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of the WONGAN HILLS townsite in the SHIRE OF WONGAN-BALLIDU

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in an area bound by Wandoo Crescent to the south, Hospital Road to the east, Commercial Road to the west and south of the Airport strip in parts of the WONGAN HILLS townsite in the SHIRE OF WONGAN-BALLIDU.

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

The fire started near the intersection of NORTHAM-PITHARA RD and CRAIG RD in WONGAN HILLS.

The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
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.

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