Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note this fire has been upgraded to a Watch and Act
Time of issue: 03:17 PM
Date of issue: 23 April 2019
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in SHIRE OF CHITTERING
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.
The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is burning towards properties.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
The fire started near the intersection of CHITTERING VALLEY RD and CHITTERING RD in LOWER CHITTERING.
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 are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Chittering.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters are on the scene.
Bush Fire Service 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.
The fire was reported at 12:56 PM on 23 April 2019.
The Shire of Chittering is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter:
, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Source: Emergency WA