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Old Jan 7th 2016, 11:40 pm   #31
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona and Harvey and surrounding areas, including Preston Beach, in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona
Friday 8 January 2016 - 6:37 AM
*Please note changes under what firefighters are doing and extra infromation ​sections,
* Motorists are asked to avoid non essential travel through the area. If you must travel please ensure your petrol tank is full before you depart.

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in an area bounded by Forrest Highway, Dorsett Road, Williamson Road, Mayfield Road, South Western Highway, Nanga Brook Road, Dawn Creek Road to Murray River, Murray River to Driver Road, Logue Brook Road, Dupont Road, Tallanalla Road, Harvey-Quindanning Road and Forestry Road in the Shires of Waroona and Harvey.

This includes the town sites of Waroona, Hamel, Cookenup, Yarloop and Harvey.

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in Preston Beach and Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
Homes are under threat by fire at Preston Beach, Lake Clifton, Waroona, Cookernup and Yarloop.
It is not safe to leave these locations, for all other areas south of Riverdale Road, where it is safe to leave, leave if the way is clear in a southerly direction.
The fire has breached containment lines under influence of strong winds, life and asset protection is a priority.
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Heading our way steadily, all I can hear is helicopters and now, to cap it off, THUNDER...
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Heading our way steadily, all I can hear is helicopters and now, to cap it off, THUNDER...
Be safe. I would say come up to stay with us but unfortunately there's no way to get here.

I was reading that the fire is so big it's created its own weather system. How is that even possible?!
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Thanks guys, it's eerily dark, smoky and "yellow" as my kids call it. Still no rain in our area, ash falling from sky, pool is completely black by now. All safe though, our area still on watch alert. Yarloop lost 95 houses, only 18 buildings left standing, 3 people still unaccounted for
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Thanks guys, it's eerily dark, smoky and "yellow" as my kids call it. Still no rain in our area, ash falling from sky, pool is completely black by now. All safe though, our area still on watch alert. Yarloop lost 95 houses, only 18 buildings left standing, 3 people still unaccounted for
Tragic. No other word for it.
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Thanks guys, it's eerily dark, smoky and "yellow" as my kids call it. Still no rain in our area, ash falling from sky, pool is completely black by now. All safe though, our area still on watch alert. Yarloop lost 95 houses, only 18 buildings left standing, 3 people still unaccounted for
Incredibly sad news for that township.

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Thankfully the 3 missing people have been located safe. WA bushfires: Family of three found safe and well following devastating blaze - 9news.com.au
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Yes thats a relief.

ABC piece here on fires affecting the weather - WA fire: Yarloop blaze creates own weather system, causing further grief for WA firefighters - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Another big problem is that DFES website is now crashing...
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Another big problem is that DFES website is now crashing...
Excessive number of visitors I guess......
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Nicholson Road between Swamp Road and Oxley Road in Forrestdale in the City of Armadale
Friday 8 January 2016 - 4:22 PM
​A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people on Nicholson Road between Swamp Road and Oxley Road in Forrestdale in the City of Armadale.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

• There are several fires burning in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfires are moving fast in a south-westerly direction.

• They are out of control and unpredictable.

• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fires.
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A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Karnup Road and Serpentine Road in Hopeland in the City of Rockingham
Friday 8 January 2016 - 3:05 PM
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A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Karnup Road and Serpentine Road in Hopeland in the City of Rockingham
• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
• The fire is burning towards the Kwinana Freeway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast 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.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona and Harvey and surrounding areas, including Preston Beach, Lake Clifton and Myalup, in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona
Friday 8 January 2016 - 3:42 PM
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in an area bounded by, Forrest Highway, Dorsett Road, Williamson Road, Mayfield Road, South Western Highway, to Tallanalla Road, south of the Murray River, Yarrigil Form, Murray Road, Long Gully Road, Harvey-Quindanning Road, Dupont Road, Clarke Road, Honeymoon Road, Medway Road, Dix Road to South Western Highway, Uduc Road, Forestry Road to Forrest Highway.

This includes the town sites of Waroona, Hamel, Cookenup, Yarloop and Harvey.

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING also remains in place for people in Preston Beach and Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona, and for people in Myalup in the Shire of Harvey.



• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

• Homes are under threat by fire at Preston Beach, Lake Clifton, Waroona, Cookernup and Yarloop.

• It is not safe to leave these locations, excluding Lake Clifton, where it is safe to leave in a northerly direction along Old Coast Road.

• For all other areas south of Riverdale Road, where it is safe to leave, leave if the way is clear in a southerly direction.

• For people in Harvey townsite and surrounding areas, leave south along South Western Highway

• The fire has breached containment lines under influence of strong winds, life and asset protection is a priority.

• The Myalup alert level has been upgraded due to fire behaviour.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• East to north easterly winds will continue throughout the day.

• The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.

• The bushfire has crossed Forrest Highway near Peppermint Grove Road and Old Coast Road.

• The fire has crossed South Western Highway near Yarloop.

• 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.

• If you cannot leave you need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

• You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.

• Go to a room away from the fire front and do not move until the alert level has been downgraded and the threat has passed.

• Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

• 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.

• For people in Preston Beach it is also too late to leave. If you are unable to actively defend your home you should shelter at the beach.



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.

• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.

• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.



EVACUATION CENTRE:

Evacuation centres have been established at:

• Murray Leisure Centre, 16 Camp Road, Pinjarra.

• Leschenault Leisure Centre, Leisure Drive, Australind.



ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH and Act remains for people in area bounded by Marriott Road, South Western Highway, Sandalwood Road, Big Tree Road, Mornington Road, Myles Avenue, Tallanalla Road, Harvey Quindanning Road to Harvey, Forestry Road to Forrest Highway to Marriott Road.

This includes the townships of Binningup and the suburb of Wellesley.



• 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.



WHAT TO DO:

• 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, please consider that you may be directed to leave if conditions worsen.

• 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:

Travel in a southerly direction away from the fire.



ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the areas of Brunswick, Australind, Leschenault, Eaton, Roelands, and Millbridge.

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the area of Forrest Highway, Fishermans Road, Coolup Road East, Burnside Road, Dwellingup-Williams Road, Nanga Road, Icy Creek Road, Nanga Brook Road to Waroona, South Western Highway, Mayfield Road, Williamson Road, Dorsett Road.
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