Source: WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

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

Please note changes to Alert Level and Road Closures

Time of issue: 03:31 PM
Date of issue: 05 May 2018

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern and eastern part of MUCHEA in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Bore Road across to Reserve Road in MUCHEA in SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as property is under threat.

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 Brand Highway and Nolan Road in MUCHEA.

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:

The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

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:

Brand Highway between Nolan Road and Bore Road

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 CHITTERING.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 5 May 2018.

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.

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