Safe to leave Breakwater and Seatrees

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DFES says it is now safe for residents to leave Seatrees and Breakwater estates but access to return to the estates is restricted. File picture

IT is now safe to leave Breakwater and Seatrees but access into the estates for now is restricted – only access to Seatrees is possible and then only with a restricted access permit, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

People should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks and then leave south along Two Rocks Rd and Marmion Ave.

In alerts on Saturday, December 14 between 3pm and 4pm DFES also said the Two Rocks townsite had been downgraded from an emergency warning to a watch and act.

But people in Guilderton and Woodridge area are still being advised to leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Dr and use Gingin Brook Rd to get to Gingin as fire is approaching the area.

Restricted access permits (RAP) are temporarily available for Seatrees – a RAP unit has been established at Gumblossom Community Centre in Quinns Roocks.

You will need valid prooof of identity documents to get a RAP, which will be issued until 7pm today.

Due to the ever changing conditions DFES may have to temporarily stop issuing RAPs.

Two Rocks residents are experiencing disruptions to Telstra nbn voice and data services, mobile services and ADSL broadband and are unable to establish an internet connection.

Yanchep residents are experiencing disruptions to mobile services.

Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

There are now about 400 firefighters battling the bushfire, which has now burnt 11,600ha.

For more information those with internet issues can call DFES 13 3337 or if they have mobile issues listen to the ABC for updates.