WA North Cascade in the Shire of Esperance,
Category: Fire
Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in North Cascade in the Shire of Esperance.
Content:

​A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in North Cascade in the Shire of Esperance.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire started north of Pyramid Road and west of Ned's Corner Road in North Cascade.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

IF DRIVING:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 20 Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are building containment lines.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 7am on Sunday 15 November.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today, unless the situation changes.
Publication Time: 17/11/2015 11:29 AM
Expiration Time: 17/11/2015 1:00 PM