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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Bassendean
Thursday 31 December 2009 – 4:35 PM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Bassendean for a fire that has started in Success Hill Reserve in River Road.

 

There are no lives or homes threatened by the fire but there may be smoke in the vicinity. Although there is no immediate danger you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

 

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:

Fire crews are on the scene.

 

Helitacs have been mobilised to assist ground crews.

 

The incident was reported at 3.18pm 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.

 

END

 

Media Contact: Media and Public Affairs, 9225 5955.

 

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