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Media Release

Bushfire Advice for Hacketts Gully near Bickley
Wednesday 23 December 2009 – 4:45 PM

 

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Hacketts Gully near Bickely between Walnut Road and Mundaring Weir Road

 

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 now contained.

 

FESA was alerted to the fire at 1.35pm and currently there has been eight hectares burnt.

 

The bushfire started from a burnt out vehicle near Walnut Road. People are encouraged to report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

 

More than 40 Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters from seven brigades are on the scene strengthening containment lines.

 

Two helitacs, a Type 1 helicopter and two fixed wing water bombers are being used to assist firefighters.

 

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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