Bushfire advice for parts of Capel

A bushfire advice has been issued for Capel. Stock image.
A bushfire advice has been issued for Capel. Stock image.

UPDATE 4.10pm Bushfire all clear 

An all clear advice is in place for people in an area bounded by Berkshire Street, Goodward Road, Properjohn Road and Railway Reserve in Capel.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the situation.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS

Roads have not been 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Capel.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • The fire was reported at 01:36 PM on 2 December 2020.
  • Currently there has been 2 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • Shire of Capel is managing the fire.

Bushfire advice issued at 1.36pm

A bushfire advice is in place for people in an area bounded by Berkshire Street, Goodward Road, Properjohn Road and Railway Reserve in Capel.

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 Properjohn Road and West Road in Capel.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR

The bushfire is stationary.

It is a small controllable fire.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS

Roads have not been 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Capel.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING

Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.

EXTRA INFORMATION

The fire was reported at 1.36pm on December 2, 2020.

Currently there has been two hectares hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.