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Old Jan 12th 2015, 9:17 am   #1
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Default Bushfire - Ellenbrook -The vines -Swan, WA

Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of Ellenbrook and The Vines in the City of Swan
Monday 12 January 2015 4:52pm-
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern parts of Ellenbrook and The Vines in the City of Swan
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• You need to be aware and keep up to date.
• There is no known 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 north of Banrock Drive and Helms Loop.

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.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Fire crews are on the scene.
• Aircraft have been sent to assist ground crews.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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Default Re: Bushfire - Ellenbrook -The vines -Swan, WA

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Maralla Road in Ellenbrook in the City of Swan
Monday 12 January 2015 - 5:14 PM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Maralla Road in Ellenbrook in the City of Swan.


• 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 defend.
• The fire started between Banrock Drive and Maralla Road and is burning towards Maralla Road.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
• This means homes and property in Maralla Road may be threatened by the fire.


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.


ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the northern parts of Ellenbrook and The Vines in the City of Swan
Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.


WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.


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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are on the scene.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 3.51pm today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.
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