Bushfire ADVICE for an area bounded by Serpentine Road, Young Road, Karnup Road and Baldivis Road in the Shire of RockinghamALERT LEVEL:A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Serpentine Road, Young Road, Karnup Road and Baldivis Road in the Shire of Rockingham.• The alert level for this fire has been downgraded.• 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 between Sixty Eight Road and Baldivis Road.BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:• The bushfire is moving slowly.• It is contained but not under control.WHAT TO DO:• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.• 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.A number of roads have been closed including:• Sixty Eight Road is closed at Wandoo Drive• Baldivis Road at Serpentine Road• Baldivis Road at Karnup RoadRoad information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:• Career and volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.• Firefighters are mopping up and making the area safe.• Aerial support has been released form the incident.• Western Power, WA Police and the City of Rockingham are also in attendance.EXTRA INFORMATION:• The incident was reported at 1.42pm today.• The cause of the fire is unknown.• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.• The City of Rockingham 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, Monday 24 January, unless the situation changes.
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