Bushfire Advice for shire of Yalgoo

Bushfire ADVICE for Geraldton Mount Magnet Road in the Shire of YalgooSunday 12 January 2014 - 12:46 PM ALERT LEVEL: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for the Geraldton Mount Magnet Road in the Shire of Yalgoo. • There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area. • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes. • The fire is burning approximately 5 kilometers north of the road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction. • It is out of control and unpredictable. WHAT TO DO: • Be extremely careful when driving through the area. • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions. • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears. • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES: Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Fire crews are on their way.

EXTRA INFORMATION: • The cause of the fire is lightning. • The Shire of Yalgoo is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.