A Severe Fire Danger Rating has been forecast for Today 8 March 2016 for coastal parts of the Midwest Gascoyne.
This includes the local government districts of:
• Shire of Carnarvon - coastal part
• Shire of Shark Bay - coastal part
Bushfires can threaten suddenly and without warning. Stay alert and watch for signs of fire, especially smoke and flames. Have your bushfire survival plan and kit ready.
Keep up to date with bushfire information through local radio, websites and TV. Do not wait for a warning before you act. If you see flames call triple zero.
These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.
If a fire starts and takes hold:
• It will be unpredictable, move very fast and difficult for firefighters to bring under control.
• Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions.
If you live in or near bush with high fuel loads then you are at risk and need to act:
• Read through your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have one decide what you will do if a fire starts.
• If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option.
• Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety.
You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.
To find out what the Fire Danger Rating means to you visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au or call 9395 9300 during normal office hours.
Check the Fire Danger Rating for your area by visiting www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213 (call charges apply).
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