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Media Release

Bushfire warning for Broome
Saturday 17 October 2009 – 5:55 PM

FESA advises that the Broome bushfire currently poses no threat to lives or homes, however people are asked to remain alert in case the situation changes.


There has been 60,000 hectares of bushland burnt around the Broome area.


Fire crews have saved many houses and rural properties.


FESA staff and volunteers and emergency service personnel from the Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service, WA Police, Department of Environment and Conservation and Shire of Broome are assisting the fire effort.


The fire was deliberately lit and residents are encouraged to report suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on1800 333 000.


Firefighters and emergency services personnel are working on and near roads and motorists should drive carefully with headlights on.


There are currently no road closures, however this situation may change and Broome residents are asked to listen to the media for possible changes.


It is expected that no further statements will be issued overnight unless required.


This information is also available by calling 1300 657 209.

 

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