**Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters
following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
WATCH AND ACT remains in place for people west of Boddington in Taree Forest
Block in an area bounded by Siding Road, Hotham River, Pinjarra-Williams Road,
George Road and Pindalup Road in the Shire of Boddington.
· The alert level for this fire has been
upgraded as the fire is now out of control and burning in State
forest with heavy fuel load.
· There is a possible threat to lives
and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
· You need to leave or get ready to
fishers accessing waterways west of Hotham River should leave the area.
· The bushfire is moving in an
easterly direction at 300m per hour.
· It is out of control and
· The fire front is 1km long.
· Flames are 5m high.
WHAT TO DO:
· If you are not prepared or you plan to
leave, leave now if the way is clear.
· There is ember attack ahead of the
fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air
conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
· If you are well prepared and plan to
actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
· Do not rely on mains water pressure as
it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your
home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
· If you are not at home, do not try to
return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
· Your safest option may be to visit
family or friends who live away from the area.
· If you live west of the Hotham River
it is best to leave in an easterly direction via Pinjarra-Williams Road
Avoid the area
and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
A number of
roads have been closed including
Pinjarra-Williams Road between Nanga Road and Lower Hotham Road
information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or
No recreation sites are closed.
FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
· Firefighters are strengthening
containment lines along the northern boundary of the fire
· 50 Department of Parks and
Wildlife firefighters are on the scene in 5 heavy machines and 16
heavy duty tankers.
· Aerial support is assist ground crews.
· The fire was reported at
· The cause of the fire is
- The fire has burnt
through 150 hectares.
· The Department of Parks and Wildlife
is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks
and Wildlife on Twitter @WAParksWildlife, listen to ABC local radio, or
will be provided every two hours 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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