Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in the vicinity of Leaning Marri Campground and Yeagarup Lake in Fly Brook and Ritter Road in the Hawke National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP
The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Please note this alert has been upgraded to a Watch and Act.

Time of issue: 09:40 AM
Date of issue: 12 March 2022

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Fly Brook Road and Ritter Road in the Hawke National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Leaning Marri Campground and Yeagarup Lake in Fly Brook and Ritter Road in the Hawke National Park in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded due to weather conditions and difficult terrain.

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 FLY BROOK RD and Ritter Road.

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.

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