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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Jane Brook
Monday 11 January 2010 – 6:10 PM

 

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Jane Brook for a fire that started between the end of Jane Brook Drive and Toodyay 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

 

Ten hectares have been burnt out.

 

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.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The fire is contained and under control.

 

It had been burning at the end of Jane Brook Road and was burning towards Jane Brook Creek.

 

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Fire crews with 14 appliances are at the scene and will be mopping up to leave the area safe. This includes firefighters from the career Fire Rescue Service, volunteer Fire Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service

 

WA Police and the Water Corporation had also been assisting FESA.

 

Helitacs were earlier mobilised to assist ground crews but are no longer required and have returned to base under aviation regulations.

 

The incident was reported at 5.59pm today.

 

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

The end of Jane Brook Road is closed (at end of the cul de sac) but this does not affect local traffic. No other roads are closed but motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

 

 

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

 

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

FESA  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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