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Old Dec 30th 2014, 6:55 am   #1
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of Toodyay in the Shire of Toodyay
Tuesday 30 December 2014 - 4:26 PM
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes in Salt Valley Road will be under threat by fire in 20 minutes.
• The fire is burning in bushland west of Salt Valley Road and is burning towards Salt Valley Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
WHAT TO DO:
• It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
• You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
• Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
• You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
• Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
• If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

SAFER PLACE:
If you are outside the area, a temporary welfare centre has been set up at the Toodyay Town Hall.

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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or the Shire of Toodyay

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 1.37pm today.

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 hour unless the situation changes.

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Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of Rockingham in the City of Rockingham
Tuesday 30 December 2014 - 1:27 PM
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the eastern part of Rockingham near Patterson Road between Ward Road and Office Road.

• You need to be aware and keep up to date.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• It is burning along Patterson Road, towards Office Road.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Fire crews are on the scene.
• Aircraft have been sent to assist ground crews.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or news bulletins.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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A fire is threatening lives and homes to the south of Toodyay, about 85 kilometres north-east of Perth.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is warning residents near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road that the fire is burning in their direction.
DFES spokesman Russell Jones said he was trying to confirm reports of property losses.
"I understand there has been some property loss but until I can get on location and confirm those losses at this stage I just can't say for sure," he said.
"We're really asking people to activate their bushfire survival plan, please actively defend your home and only leave if it's safe to do so."
Aerial water bombers are fighting the blaze, as well as about 100 fire fighters.
The fire is burning along Salt Valley Road, moving fast in a north-westerly direction, and is out of control and unpredictable.
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Bushfire ADVICE for people near Mount Brown, in Henderson and Naval Base, in the Cities of Cockburn and Kwinana
Tuesday 30 December 2014 - 4:49 PM
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Mount Brown area in Henderson and Naval Base, in the Cities of Cockburn and Kwinana.


• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in bushland between Cockburn Road and Rockingham Road, near Gemma Road.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.


WHAT TO DO:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
Cockburn Road has been closed between Stuart Drive and Rockingham Road.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Forty career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 3.13pm 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 managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.


The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 31 December, unless the situation changes.
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