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Old Mar 26th 2015, 6:42 am   #1
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Default BUSHFIRE WATCH & ACT - Berry Rd-Toodyay Rd, Swan, AND Toodyay Rd, Morangup

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Berry Road and surrounding areas, including the Tilden subdivision, in the City of Swan
Thursday 26 March 2015 - 1:58 PM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Berry Road, Reserve Road and Toodyay Road, in Gidgegannup, in the City of Swan.
This includes the Tilden residential subdivision but does not include the township of Gidgegannup.


• 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 on the northern side of Berry Road, west of Toodyay Road. It is burning towards Berry Road.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly 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.

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.
ROAD CLOSURES:
Toodyay road is closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 60 volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 12.21pm today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is now 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, or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
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Default Re: BUSHFIRE WATCH & ACT - Berry Rd-Toodyay Rd, Swan, AND Toodyay Rd, Morangup

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Morangup in the Shire of Toodyay
Thursday 26 March 2015 - 2:22 PM

​A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people along Toodyay Road, Fernie Road and Morangup Road in Morangup in the Shire of Toodyay.


• 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 bushland and private property on both sides of Toodyay Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a westerly 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.

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 the Morangup sub-division should leave via Morangup Road towards Toodyay.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site

Toodyay Road is closed between Morangup Road and Fernie Road.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 50 volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 11.44am today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The Shire of Toodyay 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 or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every two hours 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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