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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Success
Tuesday 12 January 2010 – 7:35 PM
 
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near Hammond Road and Beeliar Drive on the border of Success and Beeliar.
 
The fire is located in Beeliar Regional Park in the vicinity of Hammond Road and Branch Circus. It is burning in a north easterly direction towards Beeliar Drive.
 
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.
 
People should stay away from the area.
 
There will be smoke in the area throughout the night.
 
Power has been shut down in the area around Branch Circus and Wonnil Close due to a burnt power pole.
 
An easterly wind forecast later tonight is likely to take the fire further into Beeliar Regional Park.
 
FESA was alerted to the fire at 4.11pm.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Approximately 50 career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters from nine brigades had earlier been at the scene.
 
Three helitacs were being used to protect crews and homes and extinguish the fire but have returned to base for the night under aviation regulations.
 
Personnel from WA Police, Department of Environment and Conservation are working with FESA.
 
The fire was deliberately lit and people are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

ROAD CLOSURES:
A number of roads have been closed including Beeliar Drive between Hammond Road and Poletti Road (Cockburn Central). Hammond Road is closed from Beeliar Drive to Hird Road (Success).  Motorists should avoid the area.
 
Further clarification should be sought from WA Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

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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