The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note changes to alert level
Time of issue: 10:48 PM
Date of issue: 13 January 2020
Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of ANKETELL in CITY OF KWINANA
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bounded by Battersby Road, Anketell Road, Tuart Road and Thomas Road, including Scovell Crescent, Lill Place and Miyak Court in the eastern part of ANKETELL in CITY OF KWINANA.
- The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and under control.
- 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.
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.
Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WANDI and western parts of OAKFORD in the CITY OF KWINANA and SHIRE OF SERPENTINE JARRAHDALE
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Rowley Road, Nicholson Road, Anketell Road and Lyon Road in parts of WANDI and western parts of OAKFORD in the CITY OF KWINANA and SHIRE OF SERPENTINE JARRAHDALE.
- The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
- Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night.
- The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
- Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.
- The bushfire is stationary.
- It is contained and under control.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Thomas Road from Kwinana Freeway to Tuart Road has now 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 KWINANA.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
- 90 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
Local Government staff are also in attendance.
DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.
- The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 13 January 2020.
- 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, 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.