Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Mt Horner Road, north of Bonnie Fields Road and west of Water Supply Road in Bonnie Fields in the Shire of Irwin
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Bonnie Fields, south of Mt Horner Road, north of Bonnie Fields Road and west of Water Supply Road in the Shire of Irwin.
The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
You need to leave or get ready to actively
The fire is burning in scrub near seven mile road.
The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
WHAT TO DO:
If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
Seven mile road is closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.
The cause of the fire is lightning.
The Shire of Irwin is managing the fire.
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.
Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.