Source: Emergency WA

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note inclusion of a Watch and Act area. An Evacuation Centre has been set up at the Basketball Stadium on Rutherford Street in Manjimup.

Time of issue: 04:09 PM
Date of issue: 05 February 2022

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of HESTER, HESTER BROOK and BRIDGETOWN in the SHIRE OF BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in the area bounded by one kilometre west of South West Highway, Tweed Road, Winnejup Road and Hester Cascades Road in parts of HESTER, HESTER BROOK and BRIDGETOWN in the SHIRE OF BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES.

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 HESTER CASCADES RD and SOUTH WESTERN HWY in HESTER BROOK.

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.

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the area east of Winnejup Road to Dalmore Road, Lodge Road and North Boundary Road, south of Tweed Road and west of South Western Highway to Quagamirup Road, Marinup Ford Road and Peninsula Road, including parts of Sunnyside, Yornup, Glenlynn, Wandillup and Bridgetown in the SHIRES of BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and BOYUP BROOK.

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

The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

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.

DFES Bushfires