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: 02:19 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Quaranup Road, Frenchmans Bay Road, Salmon Holes Road and the pennisula at GOODE BEACH AND FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

The fire started near the intersection of LA PEROUSE RD in GOODE BEACH.

the fire is burning in a southerly direction

WHAT TO DO:

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.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

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:

The fire was reported at 12:43 AM on 25 May 2018.

City of 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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