The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
There is no change to the previous alert
Time of issue: 10:35 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2020
Bushfire ADVICE for MANYPEAKS in the CITY OF ALBANY
A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area between South Coast Highway, Pfeiffer Road, Mount Pleasant Road and parts of the South Sister Nature Reserve in MANYPEAKS in the CITY OF ALBANY.
- There is no threat to lives or homes.
- 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 near the intersection of HOWIE RD and SOUTH COAST HWY in MANYPEAKS.
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.
- 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.
- It is contained and under control.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
All roads have been reopened.
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 City of Albany.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.
- The fire was reported at 12:55 PM on 23 April 2020.
- Currently there has been 230 hectares burnt.
- People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
- The City of Albany is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://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.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.