Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in or near the Nullagine town site in the Shire of East Pilbara

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note changes to Alert Level and Warning Area

Time of issue: 05:39 PM
Date of issue: 12 October 2018

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for NULLAGINE town site in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near the Nullagine town site in the Shire of East Pilbara.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has jumped fire breaks.

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 [FCAD_StreetName] and [FCAD_NearestCrossSt] in NULLAGINE.

It is burning towards Nullagine town site

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

It is out of control and unpredictable.

​The fire is travelling in an easterly direction.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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 by contacting the Shire of East Pilbara.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 08:19 AM on 12 October 2018.

The cause of the fire is lightning.

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

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