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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
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.