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​Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Clarence in the City of Albany

3 hours 47 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started between Thomas Street and Burt Street and is burning in bushland in the Mount Clarence Reserve.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction. 
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.


WHAT TO DO:

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


ROAD CLOSURES:

Some roads may be closed including:

  • Apex Drive at Marine Drive.

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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visitingwww.mainroads.wa.gov.au 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Forty five career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
  • Firefighters are working to establish containment lines. 
  • The City of Albany are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The incident was reported at 3.42pm today.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11.00am tomorrow 24 April 2014 unless the situation changes.


Publication Time: 23/04/2014 7:51 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Watkins Road, Thomas Street and Burt Street in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany

5 hours 37 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Watkins Road, Thomas Street and Burt Street in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany. Content: ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Watkins Road, Thomas Street and Burt Street in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started between Thomas Street and Burt Street. It and is burning towards Burt Street and Watkins Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.  

WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site A number of roads have been closed including:
  • Apex Drive

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
  • Aerial support has been working to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 3.42pm today. 
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 23/04/2014 6:01 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Clarence in the City of Albany

6 hours 46 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany. Content: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Mount Clarence in the City of Albany.  
  • There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started between Burt Street, Watkins Road and Innes Street and is burning in bushland in the Mount Clarence reserve 
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
  IF DRIVING
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
  ROAD CLOSURES: Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.   Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • More than twelve career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters from two brigades are on the scene.
  • The City of Albany are also in attendance.
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported at 3.42pm today.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.
  KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.   The next update will be provided by 11.00am tomorrow 24 April 2014 unless the situation changes.  

Publication Time: 23/04/2014 4:50 PM
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