Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 03:05 PM
Date of issue: 01 February 2022

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for west of Mullalyup State Forest near KIRUP in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people on rural property west of Mullalyup State Forest near KIRUP in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

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 the situation has escalated and the fire is moving towards farms and homes.

Homes in Nieuwenhuyze Road and Upper Capel Road are under threat by fire now.

The fire started near the intersection of KIRUP and Cross St in KIRUP.

The bushfire is moving fast in a north-westerly direction.

It is uncontained and not controlled.

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.

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