Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - bounded by Ronlyn Road, Riverside Drive and Furnissdale Road in FURNISSDALE in SHIRE OF MURRAY
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note this new alert.
Time of issue: 02:03 PM
Date of issue: 06 April 2020
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of FURNISSDALE in SHIRE OF MURRAY
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people bounded by Ronlyn Road, Riverside Drive and Furnissdale Road in FURNISSDALE in SHIRE OF MURRAY.
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 GOODOOGA RD and JANNALI RD in FURNISSDALE.
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.
The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 50 metres ahead of the fire.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be 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 calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF MURRAY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
40 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
Aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.
DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.
The fire was reported at 01:01 PM on 6 April 2020.
Shire of 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, 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