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Firefighters respond to Dawesville scrub fire

Fire crews are on the scene of a large scrub fire in Dawesville.

The blaze is burning near Estuary Road and Thisbe Drive and is now contained and under control.

There is no threat to lives and homes.

LATEST DFES ALERT:

Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of DAWESVILLE in the CITY OF MANDURAH
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Thisbe Drive and Estuary Road in the northern part of DAWESVILLE in the CITY OF MANDURAH.
• There is no threat to lives or homes.
• 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 started near the intersection of THISBE DRIVE and ESTUARY ROAD in DAWESVILLE.

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.
If driving
• 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 cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• It is contained and under control.
• Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south easterly to south westerly at 1pm.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Thisbe Drive remains closed.
Estuary Road has reopened.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF MANDURAH.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

• Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
• 30 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
• City of Mandurah are also in attendance.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The fire was reported at 09:05 AM on 17 January 2017 and currently there has been 1.8 hectares burnt.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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One comment

  1. I think a little larger and more dangerous than stated, with Elvis the water attack helicopter on hand and two fixed wing aircraft also attending, their firefighting equipment busy for approx one hour. Cause not known, but in the last 2 weeks we have had a burnt out car on the road by the entrance to Pleasnt Grove and a bush fire at the entrance to Country Club Drive, a little suspicious I would think !

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