The following information has been issued by the Department of Environment and Conservation
ALERT LEVEL: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains in place for people in the Kin Kin area south of Muir Highway, east of Wheatley Coast Road, north of Sutton and Beard Roads, and west of Deeside Road, approximately 25km east of Manjimup in the Shire of Manjimup. Homes in the Quinninup community are not under threat.
The fire started on Tuesday as a result of a lightning strike.
There remains a possible threat to lives and homes as there are unburnt areas within the containment lines that may cause flare-ups and throw embers over containment lines.
You need to act immediately - do not wait and see.
WHAT TO DO: • Put your bushfire survival plan into action.• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear. • 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. • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
RELOCATION ROUTES:If you live in the Kin Kin area and the way is clear to Manjimup leave via Muir Highway, Wheatley Coast Road or South West Highway towards Manjimup.
ROAD CLOSURES: A number of forest tracks have been closed in Kin Kin forest block.
For further details contact Shire of Manjimup.
Motorists should avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:The bushfire is slow moving in a northerly direction towards Muir Highway.
The fire has been contained but is not under control and is still unpredictable. There is a possibility of flare ups and embers being blown over containment lines causing spot fires to start up ahead of the fire.
The wind is from the south west moving to the south east later in the day .
If the fire breaks the containment lines, homes to the north-east may be threatened by fire and you need to keep up to date.
The fire has burnt through approximately 800 hectares.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:Sixty DEC fire crews and 20 Shire of Manjimup volunteer bushfire brigade firefighters are on the scene, assisted by three bulldozers and one front-end loader. Waterbombers and a helicopter will be used this morning to assist ground crews.
CAUSE:The cause of the fire is lightning.
ALERT LEVEL:A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people in the Graphite Road area west of Manjimup, Dingup area east of Manjimup in the Shire of Manjimup and north of Donnelly Mill Road, due west of Yornup in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and south of Westbourne Road Chowerup in the Shire of Boyup Brook.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date.
WHAT TO DO: • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.• Check the Fire Danger Rating for your area to help you decide what to do www.dfes.wa.gov.au/firedangerratings• Read through your bushfire survival plan. • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse. • Be careful when driving through the area.
ROAD CLOSURES:No roads are closed.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
DEC fire crews are monitoring the fires.
CAUSE:The cause of the fires is lightning.
AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:The Department of Environment and Conservation is managing the fires.
KEEP UP TO DATE:Visit www.dec.wa.gov.au, www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209 or listen to news bulletins.
Updates 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.
Disclaimer | Privacy | FOI | Copyright | Contact Us
© 2013 Government of Western Australia. All rights reserved.