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Default Bushfire Watch and Act - Glen Iris - Bunbury

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the eastern part of Glen Iris in the City of Bunbury
Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 11:34 AM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the eastern part of Glen Iris, in an area bounded by Jeffrey Road, Willinge Drive, Vittoria Road and South Western Highway in the City of Bunbury.

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 on the eastern side of Ince Road. It is burning towards South Western Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is moving in a south easterly 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.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
No roads are closed.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
The fire was reported at 4.19pm yesterday.
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 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 and Act - Glen Iris - Bunbury

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the eastern part of Glen Iris in the City of Bunbury
Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 11:37 AM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in the eastern part of Glen Iris, bounded by the Australind Bypass, Willinge Drive, South Western Highway and Vittoria Road, in the City of Bunbury.

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 on the eastern side of Ince Road. It is burning towards South Western Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
It is contained but not under control.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from north easterly to south westerly at 4pm.

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:
A number of roads have been closed including:
South Western Highway near Boyunup Picton Road
Willinge Drive
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:
Thirty five Fire and Rescue Service and Volunteer Fire Service firefighters from Capel, Dardanup and Harvey are on the scene.
Firefighters are strengthening containment lines
Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
The fire was reported at 4.19pm yesterday.
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 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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