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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Boothendarra in the Shire of Dandaragan
Tuesday 29 December 2009 – 12:25 PM

 

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Marchagee Track area for a fire that has started near Mazza Road. This is on the border of the Shire of Dandaragan and Coorow.

 

WHAT TO DO:

People living in the area need to be alert and watch for signs of fire.

 

You should:

·      Close all doors and windows

·      Turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible

 

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

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Seven Bush Fire Service and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service are on their way.

 

Fixed wing water bombers have been requested to assist ground crews.

 

The incident was reported at 10.55 am today.

 

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. They should also be aware of emergency services personnel working on site and take their advice.

 

Further information will be released as it become available.

 

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

 

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