Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - in an area bounded by Yorna Road to the north, Ozone Terrace to the west, Orange Valley Road to the east and Falls Road to the south in parts of FORRESTFIELD, KALAMUNDA and LESMURDIE in the CITY OF KALAMUNDA
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This alert has been upgraded to an Emergency Warning

Time of issue: 04:08 PM
Date of issue: 27 January 2020

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of FORRESTFIELD, KALAMUNDA and LESMURDIE in the CITY OF KALAMUNDA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Yorna Road to the north, Ozone Terrace to the west, Orange Valley Road to the east and Falls Road to the south in parts of FORRESTFIELD, KALAMUNDA and LESMURDIE in the CITY OF KALAMUNDA.

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 PALM TERRACE in FORRESTFIELD.

WHAT TO DO:

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.

Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.

Go to a room in your home 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.

If you are not at home, it's too dangerous to return.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

SAFEST ROUTE:
It is safe to leave via Lesmurdie Road, Falls Road and Canning Road.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

the intersection of Falls Road and Nelson Crescent

the intersection of Palm Terrace and Lewis Road

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF KALAMUNDA.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

firefighters are attending.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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 03:05 PM on 27 January 2020.

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 news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.


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