Bushfire emergency warning for Bedfordale: threat to lives and homes

Bushfire emergency warning for Bedfordale: threat to lives and homes

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The view of the Bedfordale fire from Beazley Rise in Mount Richon. Photograph - Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for for Rails Crescent, Wongan Close, Burns Drive, Coolibbarra Drive and Harwood Pass in the eastern part of Bedfordale in the City of Armadale tonight. A bushfire watch and act has been issued for people within the vicinity of Linton Street, Dalley Street Road east of South Western Highway.

The fire is unpredictable and out of control.

Lives and homes in Rails Crescent, Wongan Close, Burns Drive, Coolibbara Drive and Harwood Pass south of Mitchell Street, east of South Western Highway and north of Thomas Road in the eastern part of Bedfordale and the City of Armadale are potentially under threat.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

The fire started near the intersection of Admiral Road and Albany Highway in Bedfordale. The cause of the fire is uknown.

Fire crews are currently attending.

 

What do?

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

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

If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected.

If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

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.

 

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 CITY OF ARMADALE.
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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.