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Media Release

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT message for Brigadoon
Monday 4 January 2010 – 8:45 AM
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT message has been issued for people in Brigadoon in the areas bounded by Caspian Way, Campersic Road, Range Road, Joshua Mews and Weir Road.
 
This means that if you are in this area there is a possible threat to lives and homes. You need to keep your bushfire survival plan activated. Be prepared to leave if the fire activity increases. If you do decide to leave for a safer place, leave while the way is clear and take your bushfire survival kit with you. Relocating at the last minute is deadly.
 
A relocation point has been set up at the State Equestrian Centre in Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon. People can also bring their horses to the Centre.
 
Representatives from the Department for Child Protection are providing assistance at the relocation point but are likely to wind down their activities shortly.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is contained, but not under control.
Active pockets of fire are burning in some sectors.
 
A community meeting was held for residents this morning. People can now return home where it is safe.
 
FESA was alerted to the fire at 3.26pm on Sunday 3 January and currently there has been approximately 240 hectares burnt. It started in Millendon near Range Road. The cause is yet to be confirmed.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Approximately 60 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters, Bush Fire Service, Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters and SES are on the scene.
 
Fire crews and personnel from FESA and WA Police are assisting the City of Swan who are managing the fire.
 
No homes have been lost. Many homes and infrastructure have been saved. But sheds, fencing and out buildings have been lost.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
All roads in the area are open to residents only. A speed limit of 40km per hour is in place.
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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