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Media Release

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Brigadoon
Sunday 3 January 2010 – 6:30 PM


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.


A relocation point has been set up at the State Equestrian Centre on Cathedral Avenue. People can also bring their horses to the Centre.



The bushfire is moving slowly in a north - north easterly direction and is being held at Boulannais Drive. The wind has dropped off and the fire has slowed but it remains uncontrolled.


FESA was alerted to the fire at 3.26pm.



Approximately 60 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters, Bush Fire Service and Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters are on the scene, together with 35 fire appliances, two dozers and a front end loader.  Fire crews and personnel from WA Police are assisting the City of Swan who are managing the fire


The Type 1 water bombing helicopter, four helitacs and two fixed wing water bombers have assisted ground crews and protected homes since mid-afternoon. They have now been stood down for the night.


There have been no confirmed reports of property damage.



A number of roads have been closed, including Campersic Road which is closed at Hardwick and Haddrill Roads. Motorists should avoid the area.


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



The City of Swan is managing the fire.



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

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