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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Cockburn Central
Wednesday 13 January 2010 – 4:50 PM

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the southern part of Cockburn Central (near Beeliar and Success) including people on Hammond Road, Beeliar Drive and The Crest.

 

The bushfire is contained and under control and 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 FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Crews are working to strengthen containment lines and have started mopping up. They will monitor the area into the night.

 

WHAT TO DO:

People should remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

 

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:

Twenty six Fire and Rescue Service and volunteer Bush Fire Brigade crews have been busy since 4.32pm protecting lives and homes.

 

They were supported by two helitacs and one water bomber operating from the air.

 

Firefighters have worked hard to get the fire contained and under control and have saved twelve homes.

 

It is estimated one hectare was burnt. There was no damage to homes but minor damage to fences in the area.

 

People are encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

The eastern bound lanes of Beeliar Drive between Hammond Road and The Crest are closed.

 

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

 

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

FESA

 

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.

 

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