Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in an area bounded by Abraham Street, Solomon Circle and the Geraldton-Karloo Pipeline in the northern parts of KARLOO in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 11:40 AM
Date of issue: 21 January 2020

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern parts of KARLOO in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Abraham Street, Solomon Circle and the Geraldton-Karloo Pipeline in the northern parts of KARLOO in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

The fire started near Solomon Circle in KARLOO.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.

If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

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

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Greatert Geraldton.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 10:58 AM on 21 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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