DFES issue severe fire danger alert for South West

Severe fire danger for South West

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a severe fire danger alert for parts of the lower South West region including the shire's of Collie, Dardanup, Harvey, Donnybrook-Balingup, Boyup Brook and Bridgetown-Greenbushes.

DFES have predicted 'very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire' during Friday, December 6.

Severe fire danger advice:

If a fire starts and takes hold:

  • It will be unpredictable, move very fast and difficult for firefighters to bring under control.
  • Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions.

If you live in or near bush, high fuel loads or a forested area then you are at risk and need to take action:

  • Read through your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have one decide what you will do if a fire starts.
  • If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option.
  • Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety. You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

To keep up to date with weather and fire warnings visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au or call 9395 9300 during normal office hour or www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213 (call charges apply)..