Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in an area bounded by Canning Mills Road and Mills Road East to the south, the Powerline Track to the west, Suneca Road to the east, and Versteeg Grove to the north, near Korung National Park, in parts of MARTIN in the CITY OF GOSNELLS
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note the alert has been downgraded to Watch and Act. There are changes throughout the alert. The community should remain vigilant as the wind gusts will continue throughout the day and conditions could change.

Time of issue: 12:59 PM
Date of issue: 02 February 2022

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of MARTIN in the CITY OF GOSNELLS

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Canning Mills Road and Mills Road East to the south, the Powerline Track to the west, Suneca Road to the east, and Versteeg Grove to the north, near Korung National Park, in parts of MARTIN in the CITY OF GOSNELLS.

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained.

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

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.

Bushfire ADVICE for parts of CANNING MILLS, KARRAGULLEN, ROLEYSTONE, KELMSCOTT and MARTIN in the CITY OF GOSNELLS, CITY OF KALAMUNDA and CITY OF ARMADALE

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area east of Suneca Road to Canning Road, north of Versteeg Grove to Victoria Reserve, south of Canning Mills Road and Mills Road East to Chevin Road, west of the Powerline Track to Connell Avenue and Cockram Road in parts of CANNING MILLS, KARRAGULLEN, ROLEYSTONE, KELMSCOTT and MARTIN in the CITY OF GOSNELLS, CITY OF KALAMUNDA and CITY OF ARMADALE .

There is no threat to lives or homes.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

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

Read through your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation gets worse. You can make a plan by visiting My Bushfire Plan

If driving

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of CARMEL, ORANGE GROVE, LESMURDIE and CANNING MILLS in the CITY OF KALAMUNDA and CITY OF GOSNELLS

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in parts of Carmel, Orange Grove, Lesmurdie and Canning Mills in the CITY OF KALAMUNDA and CITY OF GOSNELLS.

The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.

The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO

Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

COVID-19

If you are in lockdown or any form of isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, you must do whatever you need to protect your life.

If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and have been advised to leave the area:

Find suitable alternative premises and wear a mask. Those in the affected area are permitted to go to suitable alternative premises without putting others at risk.

Alternative suitable premises may include a friend or relative's house, provided they have their own bedroom, preferably own bathroom, and there are not too many people in the house.

If you cannot return to your quarantine location within one hour, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them you have had to leave due to an emergency.

Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR

The bushfire is stationary.

It is contained but not controlled.

SAFEST ROUTE

Residents in the area should leave in a westerly direction on Canning Mills Road.

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:

Canning Mills Road from Brockway Road to Canning Road

The following roads have been reopened:

Canning Road from Brookton Highway to Pickering Brook Road. Speed restrictions may be in place.

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 visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

POWER

Western Power has advised parts of Carmel are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

ANIMAL WELFARE

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire at hot spots throughout the area and strengthening containment lines.

150 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.

Local Government representatives, State Emergency Service volunteers and WA Police are also in attendance.

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.

EXTRA INFORMATION

The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 1 February 2022.

Currently there has been 96 hectares burnt.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, 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.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.

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