Source: Emergency WA


Bushfire Watch and Act - travelling on South Coast Highway and parts of Gnowangerup-Jerramungup Road

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

Please note change to Alert Level and changes throughout

Time of issue: 03:17 PM
Date of issue: 12 February 2022

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of JERRAMUNGUP in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people travelling on South Coast Highway and parts of Gnowangerup-Jerramungup Road .

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as there is increased fire activity in the area with heavy smoke impacting South Coast Highway and parts of Gnowangerup Jerramungup Road.

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

The fire started east of the CBH Group Jerramungup in JERRAMUNGUP.

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.

DFES Bushfires