Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Roebuck Plains: Bushfire advice

A fire is burning about seven kilometres to the west of Roebuck Roadhouse.

DFESTravellers are advised to take care.

You can read a DFES advice here:

**Please note change under Alert Level**

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

Time of issue: 10.35am

Date of issue: 2 June 2014

Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 7 kilometres west of the Roebuck Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for the Great Northern Highway, 7 kilometres west of the Roebuck Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.

• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

• The fire is burning 7 kilometres west of the Roebuck Roadhouse on the northern side of the road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction.

• It is a out of control and unpredictable.

WHAT TO DO:

• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

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

• Read through your bushfire survival plan.

• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

IF DRIVING:

• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

• DFES staff and volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters from Broome are monitoring the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 1.17pm yesterday.

• The cause of the fire is unknown.

• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.

 

 

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