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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Serpentine
Saturday 2 January 2010 – 11:55 AM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Serpentine for a fire that started near the South Western Highway between Kingsbury Drive and Scrivener Road.

 

There are no lives or homes threatened by the fire. 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.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is contained but not under control. It has burnt through three hectares.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

About 40 Bush Fire Service and Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters are on the scene. Career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and three helitacs were assisting but have since been stood down.

 

Personnel from FESA, WA Police and DEC are working with the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

 

One home has received minor damage and one shed and fences have been lost.

 

The incident was reported at 9.12am today.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are closed but motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

 

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale 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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