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Media Release

Bushfire ADVICE for Avon Valley, Gidgegannup
Thursday 3 December 2009 – 8:20 PM


A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in between the Avon Valley and Clenton Road, Gidgegannup for a fire that is burning near the Paruna Park Wildlife Sanctuary near Avon Road. The fire is now under control.


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.



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.



The fire was reported at 12.15pm today and has burnt through approximately 10 hectares.



46 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters have worked hard throughout the day to bring the fire under control. 


Fire crews are currently involved in burning operations to ensure unburnt pockets of bushland are made safe. Firefighters will remain at the scene through the night undertaking patrols.


Emergency services personnel from the Department of Environment and Conservation are working with FESA.


Two water bombers which were earlier mobilised to assist ground crews have been stood down.


ROAD CLOSURES: No roads are closed.


KEEP UP TO DATE: Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.



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