The following information has been issued by the Department of Environment and Conservation
ALERT LEVEL: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near the Gnangara Pine Plantation in the City of Wanneroo, for a fire burning 500m north of Gnangara Road. The fire is contained and there is no threat to lives or homes, but there is some smoke in the area. 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. • Be extremely careful when driving through the area. • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. • 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. ROAD CLOSURES: No roads are closed. Motorists should avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site. RECREATION SITE CLOSURES: No recreation sites are closed. BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: The bushfire, which started early on Tuesday morning, has been contained and has burnt through approximately 2.5ha. WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Fire crews from DEC and local bushfire brigades have contained the fire and are mopping up and patrolling. Dead trees in the area will continue to smoulder and produce smoke in the coming days. CAUSE: The cause of the fire is unknown. AGENCY RESPONSIBLE: The Department of Environment and Conservation is managing the fire. KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dec.wa.gov.au, www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209 or listen to news bulletins. The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.
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