Source: WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.

Time of issue: 10:28 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and Hunwick Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

Homes are under threat now.

The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

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 in a south westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.

This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.

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 CITY OF ALBANY.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

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 or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.

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