* Please note no changes since previous alert A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the eastern part of Two Peoples Bay in 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.• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is 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 near Normans Beach and is burning in bushland and pasture.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:• The bushfire is stationary.• It is contained and controlled.
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 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:Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
No roads are closed.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:• Approximately ten Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene monitoring the area.
EXTRA INFORMATION:• The incident was reported at 9.16pm on 1 January 2016.• It has burnt approximately 2070 hectares.• 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, Saturday 9 January unless the situation changes.
The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.
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