Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - bounded by Borden-Bremer Road to the north, a line between Don Ende Drive and the coast to the east, a line between the Devils Creek S Road intersection to the coast to the west and the coastline to the south in parts of BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note the alert has been upgraded to Watch and Act

Time of issue: 01:19 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2022

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people bounded by Borden-Bremer Road to the north, a line between Don Ende Drive and the coast to the east, a line between the Devils Creek S Road intersection to the coast to the west and the coastline to the south in parts of BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire behaviour is escalating.

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

The fire started near the intersection of DILLON BAY RD and MINARUP RD in BREMER BAY.

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.

The safest route to leave is via Bremer Bay Borden Road.

COVID-19

If you are in lockdown or any form of isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, you must do whatever you need to protect your life.

If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and have been advised to leave the area:

Find suitable alternative premises and wear a mask. Those in the affected area are permitted to go to suitable alternative premises without putting others at risk.

Alternative suitable premises may include a friend or relative's house, provided they have their own bedroom, preferably own bathroom, and there are not too many people in the house.

If you cannot return to your quarantine location within one hour, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them you have had to leave due to an emergency.

Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
The following roads have been closed including:

Dillon Bay Road

The following road has reopened:

O'Dea Road

Dillon Bay and Fosters Beach campsites are 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 visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Owners or carers of livestock, pets and companion animals should activate their own animal welfare plan. During a bushfire take advice from Local Government Authorities to protect the lives of your animals while keeping yourself safe.

For more information on actions to take for each bushfire warning level, please see the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING

Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.

20 firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION

The fire was reported at 03:22 PM on 11 February 2022.

Currently there has been 2203 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is lightning.

Shire of Jerramungup is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.

DFES Bushfires