Bushfire advice warning for parts of Leschenault in Shire of Harvey

Fire fighters were on scene between Old Coast Road and Marine Drive in Leschenault. Photos by Matt Murray.

Fire fighters were on scene between Old Coast Road and Marine Drive in Leschenault. Photos by Matt Murray.

A fire was reported at 8.43am on Tuesday December 7 near the intersection of Windward Road in Leschenault.

As a result a bushfire advice warning has been issued for the area around Marine Drive and Old Coast Road, Windward Road, Heritage Close, Talia Court and Roberts Road.

There is no threat to lives or homes but people are being asked to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services released an alert at 2pm to say Old Coast Road was not longer closed.

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. You can make a plan by visiting My Bushfire Plan

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.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

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 visiting the Main Roads Travel Map, calling 138 138 or by contacting your Local Government Authority.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.

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 08:43 AM on 7 December 2021.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit Emergency WA, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, 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.