A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Great Eastern Hwy, Great Southern Hwy, and Wariin Road in The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam• 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 bushfire is burning near Great Southern Hwy and is heading towards BGC Quarry.BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:• The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at 600 metres per hour.• It is out of control and unpredictable.WHAT TO DO:• 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:• Great Southern HwyRoad information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:• 60 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crewsEXTRA INFORMATION:• The incident was reported at 3.06pm today • The cause of the fire is unknown• The Shire of Mundaring 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 unless the situation changes.
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