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Default Bushfire - Roleystone - Armadale - WA

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Araluen Estate in Roleystone in the City of Armadale
Sunday 4 January 2015 - 5:38 PM


A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Araluen Estate in Roleystone in the City of Armadale.


• 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 is burning in inaccessible bushland along Canning Dam Road near McNess Drive and is burning towards Heritage Drive.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
• It 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.
SAFER PLACE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
SAFEST ROUTE:
• It is safest to leave via Heritage Drive in a northerly direction.
ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
McNess Drive is closed between Canning Dam Road and the YMCA.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters from a number of stations and brigades are actively fighting the fire.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 4.02pm today.
• The City of Armadale is managing the fire.
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 every two hours unless the situation changes.
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