The Fire Department and Emergency Services issued an emergency warning for people traveling along Quininup Road after a structural fire was reported on Tilly Road in the town of Busselton.
The incident is unrelated to the current emergency warning for Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park south of Redgate Road, west of Bussell Highway, then Vlam Road and Caves Road, and north of Reserve Road .
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING is in place for those traveling along Quininup Road in the town of Busselton.
- You are in danger and must act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
- The fire started near Quininup Road.
- The bushfire is moving rapidly in a southerly direction.
- It is neither contained nor controlled.
Access to Caves Road is possible via Quininup Road and Tily Road.
- If the way is clear, move to a safer place now.
- Don’t wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
- Close all windows and doors and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but allow water to flow through the system if possible.
- If you cannot leave, you must prepare to take shelter in your home.
- Go to a room in your home that is away from the fireplace and make sure you can easily escape.
- Choose a room with two outlets and water such as a kitchen or laundry room.
- If you are not at home, it is too dangerous to go back.
If you are in lockdown or in any form of isolation or quarantine for COVID-19, you need to do whatever you need to do to protect your life.
If you have been personally asked 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. People in the affected area are allowed to move to suitable alternative premises without endangering others.
- Alternative suitable premises may include a friend or relative’s house, provided they have their own bedroom, preferably their own bathroom, and there are not too many people in the room. House.
- If you cannot return to your quarantine location within an hour, call WA Police on 131 444 to let them know you had to leave due to an emergency.
- Regardless of your location, continue to follow COVID-19 precautions and maintain an appropriate physical distance.
CLOSURE OF ROADS AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area, reduce their speed and drive carefully due to the smoke. Traffic information may also be available from Main Roads WA by visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or contacting your local government authority.
WHAT FIRE FIGHTERS DO:
- Firefighters are on site.
- several firefighters from the Parks and Wildlife Service and the local government are present.
- Air support was sent to help the ground crews.
During a power outage, your home phone, computer, or other electronic device connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery-powered radio in your emergency kit.
Updates will be posted hourly unless the situation changes.