Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Emergency Warning - in or near the Liberty Service Station on Brand Highway CATABY in SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN
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Time of issue: 02:43 PM
Date of issue: 09 November 2019
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for CATABY in SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in or near the Liberty Service Station on Brand Highway CATABY in SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN.
You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire behaviour has intensified and the fire has jumped containment lines.
The fire started near the intersection of BRAND HWY and CARO RD in CATABY.
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.
If your plan is to stay and actively defend, 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 cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be 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 DANDARAGAN.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Iluka Mine Site ERT firefighters are attending.
Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
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 11:38 AM on 9 November 2019.
Iluka Mine Site 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.
Source: Emergency WA