Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Emergency Warning - in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and bounded by Mammoth Cave Road to the north, Caves Road and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park boundary to the east, Grace Road and Bridle Trail to the south and the coast to the west in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

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

Please note changes to the Community Meeting section. A community update live stream will take place at 5:30pm. People who live in the advice and all clear areas are allowed to return to their properties. Bussell Highway remains closed due to heavy smoke in the area. People are asked to avoid non-essential travel to the fire affected areas.

Time of issue: 01:06 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2021

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and bounded by Mammoth Cave Road to the north, Caves Road and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park boundary to the east, Grace Road and Bridle Trail to the south and the coast to the west in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

The fire started near the intersection of CAVES RD and CALGARDUP RD in BORANUP.

WHAT TO DO

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.

Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.

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

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.

Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

If you are not at home, it's too dangerous to return.

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