Source: Emergency WA

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people bounded by Great Eastern Highway to the west, Mitchell Avenue to the north, Waterfall Avenue to the east and Northam Army Base to the south, including the Yongah Hill Immigration Centre, in the western part of NORTHAM in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as it is impacting the community.

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 the intersection of MITCHELL AV and WATERFALL AV in NORTHAM.


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.

Keep doors and windows closed 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.

DFES Bushfires