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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Banksia Grove
Sunday 10 January 2010 – 3:00 PM

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Banksia Grove for a fire that has started near Neaves Road and Old Yanchep 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.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Fire crews are on the scene and helitacs and water bombers have been mobilised to assist ground crews.

 

The incident was reported at 3.40pm 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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