Source: Emergency WA


Bushfire Watch and Act - travelling on Great Northern Highway or North West Coastal Highway south of the TURNER RIVER in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

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

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 06:02 PM
Date of issue: 27 February 2022

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of the TURNER RIVER in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people travelling on Great Northern Highway or North West Coastal Highway south of the TURNER RIVER in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and 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.

DFES Bushfires