Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in the town of MARBLE BAR and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

There is now a Watch and Act in place for this alert

Time of issue: 04:35 PM
Date of issue: 20 December 2021

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for town of MARBLE BAR in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the town of MARBLE BAR and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded for the Marble Bar townsite.

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

The fire is burning along MARBLE BAR Road.

WHAT TO DO

Prepare your property now for ember attack.

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.

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