The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 4km west of the Tree Top Walk in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, including the town of Nornalup in the Shire of Denmark. • There is no threat to lives or homes but there is some 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 in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and is burning away from the Treetop Walk towards the town of Nornalup. • The Department of Parks and Wildlife is working closely with local bushfire brigades from the Shire of Denmark. BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction. • It is a small controllable fire. WHAT TO DO: • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings. • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames. • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible. • 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: Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site. Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR Shire of (Name). RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:The Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail is closed from Sappers Bridge to the junction of Twin Creek Road and West Flat Road. No diversion has been put in place. WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Parks and Wildlife firefighters and local bushfire brigades are on the scene and building containment lines. There are two heavy duty fire trucks, five brigade appliances and a dozer on site. EXTRA INFORMATION: • The fire was reported at 8am 15 January 2016. • The cause of the fire is a suspected smoldering log from a recent fire caused by lightning. • Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire. KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins. The next update will be provided by 4pm today (15 January 2016) unless the situation changes.
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