*Please note changes to title of alert and start time of the fire
The following alert was issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
WATCH AND ACT remains in place for the Torbay Community 1.5km south of West Cape Howe National Park, in the Shire of Albany
· There is a possible threat to lives
and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
· You need to leave – act immediately,
do not wait and see.
· The fire started between Cosy Corner
Road and Tennessee South Road.. It is burning towards the Torbay
· The bushfire is moving slowly in a
north westerly direction.
· It is contained but not under control.
· Burning embers are likely to be blown
around your home.
WHAT TO DO:
· If you are not prepared or you plan to
leave, leave now if the way is clear.
· There is ember attack ahead of the
fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air
conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
· 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.
· If you live in Torbay Community leave via
Cosy Corner Road and Lower Denmark Road towards Albany.
information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or
visit www.mainroads.wa.gov.au .
Shelley Beach and West Cape Howe National Park are closed
Biblbulmun Track at Wilson Inlet to Torbay Campground is closed
FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
· Firefighters are building containment
· Aerial support is assisting ground
fire was reported at 10pm on 21 March 2016. It has burnt 220ha
· The cause of the fire is deliberate.
· People are asked to report any
suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
· The Department of Parks and Wildlife
is managing the fire and is being assisted by local bush fire brigades.
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The specified alert has expired and is no longer active.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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