Source: Emergency WA
Bushfire Watch and Act - travelling on or north of Pimbee Road near Wahroonga, Marron, Edaggee, Wooramel and Meedo Stations in the northern part of WOORAMEL in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
There is no change to the previous alert
Time of issue: 01:09 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2022
Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north of Pimbee Road near Wahroonga, Marron, Edaggee, Wooramel and Meedo Stations in the northern part of WOORAMEL in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people travelling on or north of Pimbee Road near Wahroonga, Marron, Edaggee, Wooramel and Meedo Stations in the northern part of WOORAMEL in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON.
The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire behaviour is escalating.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
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.
Bushfire ADVICE for south of Pimbee Road near Wahroonga, Marron, Edaggee, Wooramel and Meedo Stations in the northern part of WOORAMEL in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON
A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people south of Pimbee Road or travelling on Meedo Road, North West Coastal Highway and in the vicinity of Wahroonga, Marron, Edaggee and Meedo Stations in the northern part of WOORAMEL in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON.
There is no threat to lives or homes.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
The fire started near WOORAMEL.
WHAT TO DO
Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
Read through your bushfire survival plan.
If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation gets worse. You can make a plan by visiting My Bushfire Plan
Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
If you are in lockdown or any form of isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, you must do whatever you need to protect your life.
If you have been personally directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 and have been advised to leave the area:
Find suitable alternative premises and wear a mask. Those in the affected area are permitted to go to suitable alternative premises without putting others at risk.
Alternative suitable premises may include a friend or relative's house, provided they have their own bedroom, preferably own bathroom, and there are not too many people in the house.
If you cannot 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.
The bushfire is moving in a north easterly and southerly direction.
It is unpredictable.
There is erratic fire behaviour in the area due to unpredictable weather, including thunderstoms. Fire intensity can increase and change direction without notice.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS
Owners or carers of livestock, pets and companion animals should activate their own animal welfare plan. During a bushfire take advice from Local Government Authorities to protect the lives of your animals while keeping yourself safe.
For more information on actions to take for each bushfire warning level, please see the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING
Firefighters are on the scene, back burning, strengthening containment lines and actively fighting the fire.
15 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Pastoralist firefighters are attending.
The fire was reported at 03:45 PM on 12 February 2022.
Currently there has been 18,000 hectares burnt.
The cause of the fire is lightning.
Shire of Carnarvon 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.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.
Source: Emergency WA