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Default Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING - Casuarina & Bertram, City of Kwinana


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the western part of Casuarina and the eastern part of Bertram in the City of Kwinana

Tuesday 24 February 2015 - 12:10 PM
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the western part of Casuarina and the eastern side of Bertram in the City of Kwinana, bounded by Thomas Road, Orton Road, Johnson Road and Bombay Road. This includes the Kwinana Freeway.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• The fire is burning in the Spectacles north of Thomas Road and is burning in a south easterly direction towards Kwinana Freeway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to (number) metres ahead of the fire.

WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• 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 your plan is to stay and actively defend, 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 cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.

SAFER PLACE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Kwinana Freeway
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

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, 6PR or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided hourly unless the situation changes.



Please note: The map below only provides a general indication of the location of the warning area.
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Default Re: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING - Casuarina & Bertram, City of Kwinana

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western parts of Casuarina and Anketell, and the eastern part of Bertram in the City of Kwinana
Tuesday 24 February 1:47pm

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people in western parts of Casuarina and Anketell, and the eastern part of Bertram in the City of Kwinana, bounded by Anketell Road, Treeby Road, Bombay Boulevard, Orton Road and Johnson Road. This includes the Kwinana Freeway.


• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• The fire started in the Spectacles north of Thomas Road. It has crossed the Kwinana Freeway and is moving towards Thomas Road and Treeby Road.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to (number) metres ahead of the fire.
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• 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 your plan is to stay and actively defend, 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 cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in the western part of Casuarina, bounded by Mortimer Road, Casuarina Road, Marri Park Estate and the golf course to the south of Thomas Road.

• 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.
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.

SAFER PLACE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
SAFEST ROUTE:
• People in Casuarina should leave in an easterly direction via Thomas Road.
• People in Anketell should leave in a northerly direction via Lyon Road.
ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Kwinana Freeway between Rowley Road and Mortimer Road
• Thomas Road between Johnson Road and Marri Park Drive
• Anketell Road between McLaughlin Rd and Lyon Rd
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
TRAIN SERVICES:
The Public Transport Authority have advised train services between Cockburn and Kwinana stations have been suspended.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and protecting assets in the area.
• Air support is assisting ground crews.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• Approximately 50 hectares have been burnt.
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, 6PR or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided hourly unless the situation changes. ​
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