A bushfire ADVICE remains for part of Edith Cowan University in the City of Joondalup. This includes Lakeside Drive from Cockatoo Ridge to Deakin Gate, Chancellor Pass, Hindmarsh Way and Cornell Parade.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is 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 Yellagonga Regional Park north-east of Edith Cowan Residential Campus
• The cycle path and pedestrian walk track near Lake Joondalup and located within the fire affected area must not be used due to the risk of injury from falling trees and branches.
• The fire is contained and controlled.
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.
All roads are now open
For up to date road information please call Main Roads WA by on 138 138 or visit www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 40 firefighters are on the scene and are damping down and mopping up hot spots and will monitor the fire.
• The incident was reported at 2.59pm Monday 14 March 2016
• Approximately 12 hectares have burnt.
• Firefighters were able to save a number of Edith Cowan University Buildings. One home was lost.
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES 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 4pm today 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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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