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Media Release

Bushfire Emergency Warning for Brigadoon
Sunday 3 January 2010 – 4:30 PM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for everyone in Brigadoon. The main roads in Brigadoon are Campersic Road, Boulonnais Drive, Caspian Way, Tarbenian Way, Joshua Mews, Connemara Drive, Abraham Drive.

 

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.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction towards Joshua Mews bushland. It is out of control but the fire has slowed as it moves towards a creek line.

 

FESA was alerted to the fire at 3.26pm.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Approximately 45 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters, Bush Fire Service and DEC firefighters are on the scene assisting the City of Swan who are managing the fire. Personnel from WA Police are working with the City of Swan.

 

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

 

Currently no damage has been reported.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

A number of roads have been closed including Campersic Road is closed at Hardwick and Haddrill Roads and motorists motorist should avoid.

 

Further clarification should be sought from WA Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

 

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

The City of Swan 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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