* Please note changes under bushfire behaviour and extra information.
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the eastern part of Two Peoples Bay for an area bounded by South Coast Highway to Hunton Road to Nanarup Road to Dempster Road, 30 kilometres east of Albany in the City of Albany.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire started on Normans Beach and is burning in bushland and pasture.
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction within containment lines.
• It is contained and under control
WHAT TO DO:
• 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 live in Two Peoples Bay Road to South Coast Highway to Hunton Road to Nanarup Road to Dempster Road please leave in a westerly direction.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads are closed including:
• Nanarup Road
• Two Peoples Bay Road
Roadblocks are in place at the intersection of Homestead Road at Waychinicup Road.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
The Department of Parks and Wildlife advises that Two Peoples Nature Reserve east of Albany has been closed.
People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife staff and observe signage. People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
The Department will provide an update if the situation changes or when sites have been re-opened.
For more information, contact your local Department of Parks and Wildlife office.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Sixty volunteer Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters from number of brigades are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, conducting firefighting operations and blacking out the fire.
• Aerial support is on standby if required.
• The fire was reported at 9.16pm on 1 January 2016.
• Approximately 2072 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Albany 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 11am tomorrow (4 January) unless the situation changes.
The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.
A new alert may have been issued for this incident.
Please visit the Alerts and Warnings page for the latest information.
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