WA Bushfire Emergency Warning: Woodridge, Caraban and Wilbinga In the Shire of Gingin

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Bushfire Emergency Warning - between King Drive and Moore River, west of the Woodridge Estate in parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN
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This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.

Time of issue: 11:40 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people between King Drive and Moore River, west of the Woodridge Estate in parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

Homes west of King Drive are under threat by fire now.

The fire started near King Drive in WOODRIDGE.

WHAT TO DO:

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.

Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.

It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a west south westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

SAFEST ROUTE:
If you live in the Woodridge Estate or surrounds, leave the area via Indian Ocean Drive.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

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 Shire of Gingin.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:

Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 11:04 AM on 27 April 2019.

The Shire of Gingin is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit

www.emergency.wa.gov.au

, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dfes_wa

, Facebook:

https://facebook.com/dfeswa/

, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.



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