A fire danger advice for coastal parts of the Pilbara has been upgraded to severe today.
The Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded the fire danger rating for today from very high to severe for coastal parts of the Pilbara - including the Shire of Exmouth - because of a change in weather conditions.
These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services says that 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 with high fuel loads then you are at risk and need to act.
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 find out what the Fire Danger Rating means to you visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au or call 9395 9300 during normal office hours.
Check the Fire Danger Rating for your area by visiting www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213 (call charges apply).