Bushfire all clear: Western part of Forest Grove area

UPDATE 3.30PM:

The bushfire has been contained and is under control.

The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

EARLIER:

Emergency WA has issued a bushfire watch & act warning to people bounded by Caves Road, Forest Grove Road, Harrison Road and Calgardup Road in Forest Grove.

The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

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

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.