Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - in the vicinity of Yeagarup including the Donnelly River Huts in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP
The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Please note this has been upgraded to an Emergency Warning.

Time of issue: 02:16 PM
Date of issue: 13 March 2022

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Donnelly River Huts in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in the vicinity of Yeagarup including the Donnelly River Huts in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP .

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 due to weather conditions and the fire is escalating in heavy fuels.

The fire started near Ritter Road and Fly Brook Road.

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 Nannup and surrounds in the SHIRE OF NANNUP and the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Donnelly River north to Scott Road and Boat Landing Road to Ritter Road in Nannup and surrounds in the SHIRE OF NANNUP and the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

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

The fire started near the intersection of Fly Brook Road and Ritter Road.

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.

Keep doors and windows closed 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 ADVICE for Black Point, Lake Yeagarup, Ritter Road and Hawke National Park, Warren National Park, D'Entrecasteaux National Park and parts of Treen Brook State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of Black Point, Lake Yeagarup, Ritter Road and Hawke National Park, Warren National Park, D'Entrecasteaux National Park and parts of Treen Brook State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

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 Ritter Road and Fly Brook Road.

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. You can make a plan by visiting My Bushfire Plan.

If driving

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.

COVID-19

If you are in lockdown or any form of isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, you must do whatever you need to protect your life.

If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and have been advised to leave the area:

Find suitable alternative premises and wear a mask. Those in the affected area are permitted to go to suitable alternative premises without putting others at risk.

Alternative suitable premises may include a friend or relative's house, provided they have their own bedroom, preferably own bathroom, and there are not too many people in the house.

If you cannot return to your quarantine location within one hour, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them you have had to leave due to an emergency.

Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR

The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.

It is uncontained and uncontrolled.

SAFEST ROUTE

people can leave via Donnelly Boat Landing Road .

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:

- Ritter Road from Old Vasse Road to the coast is closed, this includes access to Yeagarup Beach.

- Callcup Road and Warren Beach Track are closed, this includes access to Warren Beach

- Heartbreak Trail in the Warren National Park is closed

- Donnelly Boat Landing Road off Vasse Highway is closed to incoming traffic

- Black Point Road including Jangardup Road and Pneumonia Road

- Scott Road

- Woodarburrup Road

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Smoke is affecting the Vasse and South Western highways.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

PARK CLOSURES

- Warren National Park is closed.

- Parts of D'Entrecasteaux National Park to the west of Pemberton are closed.

- The walking trail from the Warren National Park to the Biecentennial Tree is closed

For more information visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.

More than 70 firefighters are attending.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT

EXTRA INFORMATION

The fire was reported at 09:14 PM on 11 March 2022.

Currently there has been 2,200 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is lightning.

Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, 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.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

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