Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Lake Argyle Road: Bushfire alert

A bushfire is burning near Lake Argyle Road and Victoria Highway.

DFESYou can read DFES’ announcement here:

* Please note changes under bushfire behaviour *

 

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

Timeof issue: 3.35pm

Date of issue: 20 July 2014

Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres south east of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 30 kilometres south east of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.

• 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 started in the vicinity of Spillway Creek near Lake Argyle Road and Victoria Highway and is burning towards Lake Argyle Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving slowly at 50 metres per hour in a north westerly direction .

• It is out of control.

WHAT TO DO:

• 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.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

DFES staff are monitoring 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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