Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - 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 following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note a Watch an Act area has now been added to this alert. Thomas Road is closed between Kwinana Freeway and Tuart Road. There are changes throughout

Time of issue: 04:26 PM
Date of issue: 13 January 2020

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of ANKETELL in CITY OF KWINANA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING 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.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

The fire started along Thomas Road in ANKETELL.

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.

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern parts of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Rowley Road, Nicholson Road, Anketell Road and Lyon Road in northern parts of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

The fire started along THOMAS RD in ANKETELL.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.

If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

Thomas Road from Kwinana Freeway to Tuart Road

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 on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

80 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

WA Police 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.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

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.

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