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Media Release

Bushfire Emergency Warning for Bahen Road, Hacketts Gully
Wednesday 23 December 2009 – 3:25 PM
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in Bahen Road in Hacketts Gully

 

Homes in Bahen Road  between Lockwood Road and Dobra Place may be impacted by fire in the next hour.

 

This EMERGENCY WARNING means that if you are in this area your best option for survival is away from the fire. If the way is clear leave for your safer place now and take your survival kit with you. Relocating at the last minute is deadly.

 

A bushfire watch and act message has been issued for people in Bahen Road, Hacketts Gully between Mundaring Weir Road and Dobra Place.

 

This means there is a possible threat to lives and homes. You need to put your bushfire survival plan into action. If you have decided to leave for a safer place, leave now if the way is clear and take your bushfire survival kit with you. Relocating at the last minute is deadly. If you plan to use your home as shelter, make final preparations now

 

A bushfire advice has been issued for people in Mundaring Weir Road, Hacketts Gully and Aldersyde Road, Bickley.

 

This means you need to be alert and watch for signs of fire. There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

 

People living in the area need to be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site and take their advice.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a northeasterly direction towards Mundaring Weir. It is out of control, unpredictable and fast moving.

 

Embers are likely to be blown around your home and spot fires are starting up to one hundred metres ahead of the fire.

 

Flames are as high as roof tops.

 

FESA was alerted to the fire at 13.35 and currently there has been two hectares burnt.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

 

DEC firefighters and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters from seven brigades are on the scene.

 

Two helitacs, a Type 1 helicopter and two fixed wing water bombers are being used to protect crews and homes.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are currently closed however motorists should avoid the area.

 

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

The Department of Environment and Conservation is managing the fire.

 

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.

 

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