The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Time of issue: 11:10 AM
Date of issue: 01 October 2019
Bushfire ADVICE for western part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by South Coast Highway, Koornong Road, Long Creek Road, Aerodrome Road and Thomas Road in the western part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.
- There is no threat to lives or homes.
- 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 LONG CREEK ROAD and KOORNONG ROAD in RAVENSTHORPE.
- 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.
- The bushfire is stationary.
- It is contained and under control.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
- The fire was reported at 05:59 PM on 30 September 2019.
- Currently there has been 52 hectares burnt.
- DFES 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 or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.