Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - in the vicinity of Miling - Moora Road in the area to the east and north of Midlands road, west of Great Northern Highway and south of Kiaka Road.
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Time of issue: 04:34 PM
Date of issue: 24 November 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of MOORA in SHIRE OF MOORA
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Miling - Moora Road in the area to the east and north of Midlands road, west of Great Northern Highway and south of Kiaka Road..
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 MIDLANDS RD and WHEATBIN RD in MOORA.
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.
At all times close all doors and windows 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.
If you are self-isolating or quarantining due to COVID-19 and plan to leave:
Leave now and find alternative accommodation with family or friends who live away from the area.
When safe to do so, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to tell them your whereabouts.
Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.
The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
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:
Midlands Road (between Wheatbin Road and Great Northern Hwy)
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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF MOORA.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
The fire was reported at 03:24 PM on 24 November 2020.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
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, 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.
Source: Emergency WA