*Please note the alert level for this fire has been downgraded. The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area south of Forestry Road and Uduc Road, west of Hocart Road and South Western Highway, north of Mitchell Road and Treasure Road and east of Forrest Highway.This includes Wokalup townsite, Thornton Housing Estate and Myalup Freshwater Lakes Estate in the Shire of Harvey.
WHAT TO DO:
EVACUATION CENTRE:The Department of Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Leisure Drive, Australind.ROAD CLOSURES:Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.Access is restricted for the following roads:
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au ALERT LEVEL:An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area south of Uduc Road and Harvey-Quindanning Road, west of Staples Road and Hadfield Road, north of Sandalwood Road and east of South Western Highway and Hocart Road. This includes the Harvey townsite. An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area south of Crampton Road, west of Field Road, north of Forestry Road and east of Forrest Highway.An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area south of Finn Road, west of Forrest Highway and north of Valentine Road, including the townsites of Myalup and Binningup.An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area south of Treasure Road, west of Campbell Road, north of Marriott Road and east of Forrest Highway. The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes. It is now safe to return home, however people in the area should be aware that some services such as water and power may be affected. WHAT TO DO:
HEALTH ADVICE: As the area is currently affected by a heatwave, the Department of Health advises you to:
For more information visit the Department of Health website at www.health.wa.gov.au. POWER: Western Power advises that the fire is affecting the electricity supply for customers in the South West. Supply has been restored to affected customers however, the fire is burning near transmission lines that serve the region and power poles may have been damaged. For information on power interruptions, please visit Western Power’s website at www.westernpower.com.au WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
IMPORTANT NUMBERS: People who have been affected by the fire are encouraged to register with the Red Cross at register.redcross.org.au or at an evacuation centre. People who wish to enquire about the location of family or friends can do so online at register.redcross.org.au. 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 today, 10 February 2016 unless the situation changes.
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