Source: Emergency WA

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for people in an area bounded by Government Road, Old Northam Road, Lilydale Road and Needham Road in parts of WOOROLOO, CHIDLOW and GIDGEGANNUP in the SHIRE OF MUNDARING and CITY OF SWAN. This includes people in Warrigal Estate.

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

Homes in Warrigal Estate are under threat by fire now.

The fire started near the intersection of OLD NORTHAM RD and GOVERNMENT RD in BEECHINA.

WHAT TO DO

For people in Warrigal Estate it's too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.

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

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.

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

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

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

For people in the emergency warning area, outside of the Warrigal Estate

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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