A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people in the Harvey-Dwellingup area for a large bushfire in State Forest between the Harvey River and Willowdale Road.
The fire has a perimeter of 58km and has burnt through 10,254ha.
No private property is threatened by the fire. The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) will release further advice if the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
People wishing to travel in the area need to be aware that some road closures are still in place. Motorists are advised to drive with care as smoke persists in the area and visibility may be poor. Fire truck and heavy machinery are still working in the area.
The fire behaviour has been milder today due to cooler conditions and fire crews are using the opportunity to consolidate the boundaries ahead of the weekend. Some smoke is still emanating from the fire.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Up to 30 fire fighters will work again tonight as the fire burns out to well-prepared tracks. Tomorrow up to 70 fire fighters will continue to mop up to make the fire secure.
The Harvey-Quindanning Road was reopened at 1600 hours today.
A number of roads are still closed and motorists should avoid the area. Closures are:
· Tallanalla Road and Myles Avenue junction
· Nanga Road and Nanga Brook Road junction
· Logue Brook Dam Road and Clark Road junction
· Driver Road, Hoffman Road and Willowdale Road junction
· Hoffman Road and Larego Road junction
· Driver Road at the Murray River crossing
DEC will continue to inspect and treat roads to remove hazards so that they can be reopened to the public. Roads only will be reopened once they are declared safe for traffic.
Further clarification should be sought from Main Roads WA on 138 138.
DEC is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Call 1300 657 209 visit www.dec.wa.gov.au, www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to local radio news bulletins.
Media contact: DEC Media 6467 5555