Source: Emergency WA

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people bounded by Ardath West Road to the north, Eujiyn South Road and Babakin North Road to the east, Bilbarin - Quairading Road to the south and Shackleton-Bilbarin Road and Carger Road to the west in parts of SHACKLETON in the SHIRE OF BRUCE ROCK.

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 YARDING SOUTH RD and JONES RD in SHACKLETON.

WHAT TO DO

It's too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.

You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

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.

Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

DFES Bushfires