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Default Bushfire Watch and Act - Bullsbrook, City of Swan

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of Bullsbrook in the City of Swan
Tuesday 24 February 2015 - 1:43 PM
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of Bullsbrook in the City of Swan

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the eastern part of Bullsbrook in the City of Swan.
• 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 near the intersection of Wilson Road and Chittering Road, in Bullsbrook.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable.
• It is burning in difficult to access terrain.


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:
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:
• Approximately 50 firefighters are on the scene.
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 12.06pm today and approximately 20 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Wanneroo 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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