A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near South Eneabba Nature reserve, 20km south of Eneabba, in the Shire of Carnamah.
• 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 started in South Eneabba Nature Reserve and has crossed the Brand Highway. It is burning on both sides of the highway.
• The bushfire has been contained.
WHAT TO DO 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.
Brand Highway is now open with speed restrictions in place.
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Parks and Wildlife firefighters are mopping up.
• The fire was reported at 10.30am on 18 March.
• The fire has burnt approximately 1300 hectares.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• 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 or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (20 March 2016) unless the situation changes.
Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media on 9219 9999.
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