Bushfire ADVICE for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Bushfire ADVICE for Hopeland in the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Saturday 9 January 2016 - 5:45 PM

bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Jarrah Road, Hopeland Road, Yangedi Road and Karnet Road, in Hopeland, in the Shire of theSerpentine-Jarrahdale.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in bushland within the alert boundary and in paddocks north of Karnup Road. 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is contained and under control. 

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed but avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• 90 volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.58pm on Friday 8 January.
• It has burnt through approximately 200 hectares.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11am Sunday 9 January unless the situation changes

 

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