Source: WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

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

Time of issue: 05:45 PM
Date of issue: 11 February 2018

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern parts of NEERABUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people north of Flynn Drive, east of Mather Drive, south of Old Yanchep Road and west of Ziatas Road in eastern parts of NEERABUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

The fire started near the intersection of FLYNN DRIVE and MATHER DRIVE in NEERABUP.

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 are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

It is out of control and unpredictable.

The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

Flynn Drive

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 calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF WANNEROO.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

30 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 04:50 PM on 11 February 2018.

DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

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