Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in an area bounded by Wanneroo Road, Beach Road, Lloyd Drive and Warwick Road in the north eastern part of WARWICK in CITY OF JOONDALUP
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 04:01 PM
Date of issue: 12 February 2019

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of WARWICK in CITY OF JOONDALUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Wanneroo Road, Beach Road, Lloyd Drive and Warwick Road in the north eastern part of WARWICK in CITY OF JOONDALUP.

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 LLOYD DR and WARWICK RD in WARWICK.

Wanneroo Road is currently being impacted by smoke.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

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 by contacting the City of Joondalup.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.

Aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.

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 03:18 PM on 12 February 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.

Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.



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