Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Emergency Warning - on Sydney Road in northern part of GNANGARA in CITY OF WANNEROO
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Time of issue: 12:05 PM
Date of issue: 09 November 2019
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern part of GNANGARA in CITY OF WANNEROO
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people on Sydney Road innorthern part of GNANGARA in CITY OF WANNEROO.
You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
Homes in Sydney Road are under threat by fire now.
The fire started on the intersection of SYDNEY RD in GNANGARA.
WHAT TO DO:
It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
Go to a room 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.
You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
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 WANNEROO.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
The fire was reported at 11:40 AM on 9 November 2019.
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 listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.
Source: Emergency WA