Bushfire watch and act for Neerabup

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Flynn Dr and some other roads in Neerabup are closed due to a bushfire, which DFES says poses a threat to lives and homes. File picture

A BUSHFIRE watch and act has been issued for people north of Flynn Dr, east of Mather Dr, south of Old Yanchep Rd and west of Ziatas Rd in the eastern part of  Neerabup.

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

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said the bushfire was reported at 4.50pm on Sunday, February 11.

Thirty career, volunteer fire and rescue service and bush fire service firefighters are on the scene.

DFES said in an alert at 5.45pm that the fire started near the intersection of Flynn Dr and Mather Dr in Neerabup.

The alert advised residents:

  • 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.

The bushfire is out of control, unpredictable and burning in inaccessible terrain.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including Flynn Dr.

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 by contacting the City of Wanneroo.

For more information 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.

DFES said updates would be issued every two hours unless the situation changed.