Brand Highway closed between Eneabba and north to the Indian Ocean Drive turn off.
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 12.20pm
Date of issue: 26 November 2014
Bushfire ADVICE for Eneabba, and the 30 kilometres north of the town, in the Shires of Carnamah and Irwin
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Eneabba, and the 30 kilometres north of the town, in the Shires of Carnamah and Irwin.
The alert level for this fire has been downgraded.
There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
A wind shift is pushing the fire away from the town.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
There is fire burning on both sides of Brand Highway, near Eneabba and for the 30 kilometres north of the town.
The bushfire is moving in a south westerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
WHAT TO DO:
Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
Read through your bushfire survival plan.
If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
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.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:
Brand Highway, between Eneabba and the Indian Ocean Drive turn off.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene working to build containment lines.
Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
The incident was reported this morning.
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.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.