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: 02:57 PM
Date of issue: 29 April 2018

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of ARGYLE in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Hurst Road, Gemmell Road, South West Highway and Argyle Road in ARGYLE in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

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 GEMMELL RD and [FCAD_NearestCrossSt] in ARGYLE.

It is burning in a southerly direction

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.

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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Shire of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP 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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