Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in the vicinity of Coalfields Road (also known as Coalfields Highway), Wellington Dam Road, Henty Road, South Western Highwway and Pile Road in Burekup and Wellington National Park in the SHIRE OF DARDANUP, SHIRE OF COLLIE and the SHIRE OF HARVEY

The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

There is no change to the previous alert

Time of issue: 04:56 PM
Date of issue: 14 March 2022

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Burekup and Wellington National Park in the SHIRE OF DARDANUP, SHIRE OF COLLIE and the SHIRE OF HARVEY

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Coalfields Road (also known as Coalfields Highway), Wellington Dam Road, Henty Road, South Western Highwway and Pile Road in Burekup and Wellington National Park in the SHIRE OF DARDANUP, SHIRE OF COLLIE and the SHIRE OF HARVEY .

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has breeched containment lines.

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

The fire started in the area around WELLINGTON NATIONAL PARK.

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