*Please note changers under evacuation centre, road closures, power and what firefighters are doing.
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in an area bounded by Willowdale Road, Johnston Road, Forrest Highway, Dorsett Road, Williamson Road, Mayfield Road and Nanga Brook Road, including the Waroona townsite, in the Shire of Waroona.
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is also in place for people in Preston Beach in the Shire of Waroona.
WHAT TO DO: (PRESTON BEACH and EAST OF SOUTH WESTERN HIGHWAY)
WHAT TO DO: (WEST OF SOUTH WESTERN HIGHWAY, EXCLUDING PRESTON BEACH)
PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.
An evacuation centre has been established at Murray Leisure Centre, 16 Camp Road, Pinjarra.
A second evacuation centre will be set up at Harvey Recreation Centre , Young Street, Harvey. More details to come.
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Johnston Road, Willowdale Road, Forrest Highway, Riverdale Road and Logue Brook Dam and Clarke Road to Nanga Road, in the Shire of Waroona
WHAT TO DO:
A number of roads have been closed including:
Heavy haulage should check Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
The following recreation sites are closed:
Western Power has advised that there is widespread outage to people in and around Waroona, with 1,600 customers without power. Western Power is looking at ways to restore power safely, however people are advised to plan for all contingencies.
For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you are OK in person at the Evacuation Centre or via htps:\\www.register.redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device.
If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires visit the Red Cross website htps://www.register.redcross.org.au
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every hour 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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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