*Please note this alert has been downgraded. Please note changes throughout.
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Codsford Road, Old Bunbury Road (off Dorsett Road), Southern Estuary Road, Forrest Highway and Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, near John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona.
WHAT TO DO:
Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
A evacuation centre has been set up at the Waroona Recreation Centre on Miller Street, Waroona.
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Harvey River, south of Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, Hills Road and Mounsey Road, north of Dorrsett Road and Old Bunbury Road, and west of Gibbings Road in the Shire of Waroona.
Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
A number of roads have been closed including:
Old Bunbury Road from Forrest Highway to Southern Estuary Road (access to Southern Estuary Road via Old Coast Road).
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:
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every two hours 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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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