*Please note changes to what firefighters are doing.
Bushfire ADVICE for people in the south western part of Dandaragan, including Wedge, in the Shire of Dandaragan
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people west of Brand Highway, between Meadows Road and Wongonderrah Road to the coast, including the Grey Settlement, Wedge Island and surrounding areas, and south of Nambung Road, including Nambung Station in the Shire of Dandaragan
• 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 bushfire is contained and under control.
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.
• 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.
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:
Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring flare ups.
• The incident was reported at 7.59pm on Tuesday 26 January 2016.
• The cause of the fire is lightening.
• Approximately 26,500 hectares have been burnt.
• The Shire of Dandaragan is now 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, 3 February 2016, 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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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