Severe fire danger advice

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 4.55pm
Date of issue: 15 November 2015

Severe fire danger advice for inland parts of the Central West on Monday

A Severe Fire Danger Rating has been forecast for Monday 16 November for the inland parts of the Central West.

This includes the local government districts of:

- - City of Greater Geraldton – inland part
- Shire of Chapman Valley – inland part
- Shire of Mingenew
- Shire of Morawa
- Shire of Northampton – inland part

These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.

If a fire starts and takes hold:

- - It will be unpredictable, move very fast and difficult for firefighters to bring under control.
- Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions.

If you live in or near bush, or a forested area you are at risk and need to act now:

- Read through your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have one decide what you will do if a fire starts.
- If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option.
- Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety.
- You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

To find out what the Fire Danger Rating means to you visit or call 9395 9300 during normal office hours.

Check the Fire Danger Rating for your area by visiting or call 1300 659 213 (call charges apply).