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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Yangebup in the City of Cockburn
Wednesday 7 January 2015 - 8:50 PM

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Yangebup in the City of Cockburn


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 near Yangebup Lake.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
Homes between Yangebup Road and Osprey Drive may be impacted by burning embers.


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.


ROAD CLOSURES:

Some roads in the area may be closed.

Pioneer Road is closed
Yangebup Road is closed
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are actively fighting the fire


EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 8.05pm 7 January 2015.
DFES 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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