Bushfire advice remains for Northcliffe
Bushfire advice remains for Northcliffe

A bushfire advice remains in place for the eastern part of Northcliffe in the Shire of Manjimup.

There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.

The incident was reported on Friday 28 February and is a flare up from a previous fire. Approximately 5ha have been burnt.

The Shire of Manjimup is managing the fire.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that although there is no immediate danger people in the area need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

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Smoke is visible 8km east of Northcliffe near Muirillip Road and Shelley Road.

The bushfire is contained and under control.


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.

No roads are closed.

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

Eight volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters from Northcliffe are on the scene. Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling the area.


Fire in Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

A bushfire also remains in place for people in Kangaroo Gully and Bridgetown Gardens Estate in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes.

The bushfire is contained and controlled. As it was burning in pine plantations, there are still a number of smouldering tree stumps which is causing smoke to remain in the area.

The fire started on Tweed Road approximately 7km south east of Bridgetown.

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The West Australian

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