The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Owingup
Nature Reserve, 25kms west-south-west of Denmark in the Shire of Denmark.
· There is a possible threat
to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are
· You need to leave or get
ready to actively defend.
· The fire started in the
nature reserve and is burning towards private property
· Parks and Wildlife is working closely with neighbouring landowners who have
been notified of the fire.
· The bushfire is moving in
a north easterly direction.
· It is out of control and
WHAT TO DO:
· If you are not prepared or
you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
· If you are well prepared
and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
· Do not rely on mains water
pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to
defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
· If you are not at home, do
not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
· Your safest option may be
to visit family or friends who live away from the area
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other
emergency services personnel working on site.
No recreation sites are closed.
FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
· Parks and Wildlife
firefighters and local bushfire brigades are on the scene.
· Aerial support has been
sent to assist ground crews.
· The fire was reported at 2.40pm Tuesday 1 March 2016.
· The cause of the fire is unknown.
· The Department of Parks
and Wildlife is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337),
follow Parks and Wildlife on Twitter @WAParksWildlife, listen to ABC local
radio, 6PR (metro only) or news bulletins.
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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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