Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in the vicinity of Mulligans Lagoon Road in KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY
The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 02:07 PM
Date of issue: 30 November 2021

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for areas to the east of Mulligans Lagoon Road in KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the vicinity of Mulligans Lagoon Road in KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

The fire started in KUNUNURRA.

WHAT TO DO

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.

If you are in an area subject to COVID-19 restrictions, put your bushfire plan into action now and continue to follow precautions to minimise spread of the virus.

If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and plan to leave:

Leave now, find alternative suitable premises and wear a mask.

If you are unable to return to your quarantine location within one hour, telephone WA Police on 131 444 to advise them you have had to leave due to an emergency.

Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR

The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING

Firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION

The fire was reported at 11:09 AM on 27 November 2021.

Currently there has been 1000 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is lightning.

Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.


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