Bushfire advice for south-east of Pinjarra

A bushfire advice has been issued for the Shire of Murray.

A bushfire advice has been issued for the Shire of Murray.

A bushfire advice has been issued for the Shire of Murray.

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Scarp Road, 15km south-east of Pinjarra in the Shire of Murray.

There is no threat to lives or homes.

There is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire started in Teesdale State forest near the intersection of Scarp Road and Pinjarra-Williams Road.

It is burning in an easterly direction towards Scarp Road.

WHAT TO DO: 

Be extremely careful when driving through the area.

Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.

If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

No roads are 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 SHIRE OF MURRAY.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Firefighters are on the scene.

Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Parks and Wildlife is now managing the fire.

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. 

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.

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