There’s a Bushfire Emergency unfolding in the northern suburbs.
There is a threat to lives and homes in the City of Wanneroo, in the suburb of Jandabup.
Bushfire Emergency Warning – on or near Franklin Road to the west, Trichet Road to the south, Rousset Road and Townsend Road to the north and the Pine Plantation to the east
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Time of issue: 01:58 PM
Date of issue: 26 January 2019
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Part of JANDABUP in CITY OF WANNEROOALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people on or near Franklin Road to the west, Trichet Road to the south, Rousset Road and Townsend Road to the north and the Pine Plantation to the east.You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.The fire started near the intersection of SYDNEY RD and ROSS ST in JANDABUP.WHAT TO DO:
If your plan is to stay and actively defend, 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.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.Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF WANNEROO.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.
EXTRA INFORMATION:The fire was reported at 12:49 PM on 26 January 2019. DFES is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins