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: 04:27 PM
Date of issue: 04 December 2017

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community, approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.
- The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is approaching the community.
- 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.
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 quickly in a south easterly direction.
- It is out of control and unpredictable.

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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are on the scene.
- Firefighters from the Town of Port Hedland and Hedland Bush Fire Brigade are on their way. Emergency services officers from the local mine site are also in attendance.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
- The Town of Port Hedland 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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