Severe fire danger advice for Goldfields, South East Coastal, South Coastal and parts of the Central Wheat Belt and Great Southern on Wednesday 14 April.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a Severe Fire Danger Rating for Wednesday 14 April for the Goldfields, South East Coastal, South Coastal and parts of the Central Wheat Belt (Ninghan Jilbadgie) and Great Southern (Roe and Lakes).
· City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder local government area – western part
· Shire of Coolgardie
· Shire of Dundas – western part
· Shire of Laverton – south west corner
· Shire of Leonora
· Shire of Menzies – central part
· Shire of Sandstone – part adjacent to Leonora Shire
· Shire of Wiluna – south west corner
· Shire of Mount Marshall
· Shire of Mukinbudin
· Shire of Westonia
· Shire of Yilgarn
· Shire of Bruce Rock
· Shire of Kellerberrin
· Shire of Merredin
· Shire of Narembeen
· Shire of Nungarin
· Shire of Trayning
· Shire of Corrigin
· Shire of Kondinin
· Shire of Kulin
· Shire of Dumbleyung
· Shire of Kent
· Shire of Lake Grace
· Shire of Gnowangerup
· Shire of Jerramungup
· Shire of Plantagenet
· City of Albany local government area
· Shire of Denmark
· Shire of Esperance
· Shire of Ravensthorpe
Keep up to date with fire information through local radio, websites and TV. Do not wait for an emergency warning before you act. Your safest option for survival is away from the fire. If you see flames call triple zero.
If a fire starts:
- It will be unpredictable, difficult to control and move very fast.
- Embers will be blown around your home causing other fires.
- Spot fires may start several kilometres ahead of the main fire.
- Only very well prepared, well constructed and actively defended homes may offer any degree of safety.
If you live within 100 metres of bushland:
- It is safest to leave early if a fire starts, that is hours before a fire reaches you, put your survival first.
- Put your bushfire survival plan into action.
- Only stay and defend your home if it is well prepared, well constructed and you can actively defend it. If you are in doubt about defending your home, leave.
To find out how to prepare your property, how to develop a bushfire survival plan and what the Fire Danger Rating means to you visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or call 9323 9300 during normal office hours.
Check the Fire Danger Rating for your area by visiting www.bom.gov.au or call 1900 955 366 (call charges apply).