The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Driver Forest Block, 15km east of Yarloop, in the Shire of Waroona.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of 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 Larego Road and is burning in the Driver Forest Block, bounded by Willowdale Road, Driver Road and Logue Road.
• The bushfire is moving quickly in an easterly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
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.
Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are actively suppressing the fire and building containment lines.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews and currently there are eight fixed winged water bombers and four helitack working on the fire.
• The fire was reported at 2pm on 9 February 2016.
• The cause of the fire is reignition.
• DFES is now 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 11am tomorrow (10 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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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