*Please note changes to bushfire behaviour and water sections.
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.
• The bushfire is contained and controlled.
• 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.
• 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.
No roads are closed.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
Water Corporation advises water levels at its Mullewa tanks are now back to normal following a power outage yesterday due to a bushfire.
Mullewa residents can now resume normal water use.
Power has been fully restored and the pumps supplying the tanks are running normally.
Water Corporation would like to thank Mullewa residents for their cooperation and understanding.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• 12 firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are monitoring the area.
• The incident was reported at 6.26pm 15 February 2016.
• The fire has burnt approximately 800 hectares.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• The City of Greater Geraldton 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, 19 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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