Bushfire watch and act for Nowergup

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The bushfire, which is burning on the eastern side of Wanneroo Rd in the Neerabup nature reserve, is burning towards properties on Gibbs Rd. File picture

ABOUT 8.50pm DFES said the alert level for the Nowergup bushfire had been downgraded as the fire was contained and controlled.

There is now no threat to lives or homes.

Earlier a bushfire watch and act was issued for people bounded by Karoborup Rd to the north, Gibbs Rd to the east, Nowergup Rd to the south and Wanneroo Rd to the west in Nowergup.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services alert at 6.17pm said there was a possible threat to lives and homes as a bushfire reported at 5.08pm was approaching the area and conditions were changing.

Residents are advised they need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

The bushfire, which is burning on the eastern side of Wanneroo Rd in the Neerabup nature reserve, is burning towards properties on Gibbs Rd.

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.

But if you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, you need to make final preparations now.

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

Those at home should close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

Moving in a north easterly direction the bushfire is out of control and unpredictable.
Some roads in the area may be closed.

People driving on Wanneroo and Gibbs roads need to drive with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel in the area. 

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.

Bushfire service, career fire and rescue service, volunteer fire and emergency services, volunteer fire and rescue service firefighters are attending and aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


Residents are reminded to never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires as doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


To keep up to date visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au listen to ABC radio or call 13 3337.