Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Emergency Warning - in the Gingin townsite near Gingin Brook 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
Time of issue: 03:56 PM
Date of issue: 28 April 2021
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GINGIN townsite in SHIRE OF GINGIN
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in the Gingin townsite near Gingin Brook 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 near Weld Street are under threat by fire.
The fire started near the intersection of JONES ST and ROE ST in GINGIN.
The fire is burning in an eastern direction towards GinGin.
WHAT TO DO:
If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
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.
If you are in an area subject to COVID-19 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:
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.
The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Leave in an northerly or southerly on Cockram Street or Weld Street.
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 SHIRE OF GINGIN.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.
The fire was reported at 03:17 PM on 28 April 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.
Source: Emergency WA