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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Gidgegannup
Tuesday 5 January 2010 – 2:00 PM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Gidgegannup area for a fire that has started in the vicinity of Bunning Road and Askrigg Road.

 

 

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 and more are on their way.

 

A helitac helicopter team have been activated.

 

The incident was reported at 2.22pm 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.

 

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Media Contact: Media and Public Affairs, 9225 5955.

 

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