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A bushfire ADVICE remains for people near Geraldton Mount Magnet Road in the northern part of Eradu South in the City of Geraldton• 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 is burning in bushland near Geraldton Mount Magnet Road, the closest intersection is Eradu Road South.• Smoke and dust is impacting Geraldton Mount Magnet Road.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:• The bushfire is contained and under control.• The bushfire is stationary.
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.
IF DRIVING:• 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.Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
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