Source: WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.

Time of issue: 10:55 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park

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 result of changing wind direction preceeding the passage the cold front.

Homes along Ficifolia Road and Peaceful Bay Road including the Peaceful Bay community may come under threat.

The fire started near the intersection of NUT RD and South Coast Highway in Walpole.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast.

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:

Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.

Nut Road is 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 DENMARK.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

Parks and Wildlife Service 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.

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