Source: Emergency WA

Bushfire Watch and Act - in WHIM CREEK and WHIM CREEK COPPER MINE.
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

This is a new alert for WHIM CREEK in the CITY OF KARRATHA

Time of issue: 06:34 PM
Date of issue: 18 December 2021

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for WHIM CREEK and the WHIM CREEK COPPER MINE in the CITY OF KARRATHA

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in WHIM CREEK and WHIM CREEK COPPER MINE. .

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

The fire started near the intersection of SHERLOCK and [FCAD_NearestCrossSt] in SHERLOCK.

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.

DFES Bushfires