Fire in Northampton:Warning- Structure fire in Northampton Huge fire at CT & L Woodcock, they are a big business in Northampton, gas bottles exploding etc@GeraldtonPol: Please refrain from attending the Northampton Townsite - roads in and around town remain closed - pls allow emergency services easy access.DFES Alert: http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=13968Posted by Everything Geraldton on Sunday, April 19, 2015
Structure Fire in the Northampton in the Shire of Northampton
Sunday 19 April 2015 - 4:20 PM
There is a structure fire on Hampton Road/North West Coastal Highway, near the intersection of Mary Street, in Northampton.
The fire started in a hardware store and is now burning in a number of buildings in the area.
Smoke and possibly toxic fumes from the fire are moving in an easterly direction.
WHAT TO DO:
• WA Police are working in the area to evacuate residents that may be affected. People are urged to follow the advice of Police and leave the area.
• People should close their doors and windows and switch off air conditioners.
• People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
• People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Hampton Road/North West Coastal Highway
• Mary Street
• Stephen Street
Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 30 firefighters are on the scene.
Firefighters have saved a number of buildings and are working to contain the fire.
• The incident was reported at 1.41pm today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided when the situation changes.
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