The WA Department of Fire and Rescue Services is a cause for concern as the Red Gully bush fire rages toward old explosives around Wedge Island.
Mainland Wedge Island is at high risk of fire due to unexploded regulations preventing firefighters from getting into the area from the old Lancelin bombing area surrounding the settlement.
A community meeting was held with DFES at the Guilderton Country Club about putting the country at risk because the bombs below the surface are too high a risk.
DFES said the bushfire was accidental and is traveling at a speed of 3. 5 km / h north-westerly – straight to mainland Wedge Island.
The fire that has been on fire since Saturday has 7. 200 hectares of land burned and has a circumference of 50 km.
There are over 200 firefighters and emergency services on site, with at least 13 aircraft being fire retardant in the sky.
DFES thanked the residents of Ocean Farms and said they were grateful that they had evacuated themselves so the firefighters could focus on their work.
The runaway fire that burst the security lines last night is still roaring through the northern cities of Gingin and Dandaragan.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has urgently alerted residents of Ocean Farms Estate and told them to leave now.
« If the way is clear, the residents of Ocean Farms Estate must now move to a safer place. Your life will be in danger if you stay. Don’t wait and see that leaving at the last minute is fatal, ”the warning reads.
Residents are advised to travel north or south via Indian Ocean Drive.
An evacuation center has been set up at the Guilderton Country Club on Wedge Street in Guilderton.
The flame is out of control and unpredictable. Burning embers ignite point fires up to 200 meters in front of the fire front, and winds cause large amounts of ash and dust to blow over the bottom of the fire – reducing visibility of the fire highway.
The fire continues to threaten homes and farms in parts of Regan’s Ford, Red Gully, Cowalla, Moore River National Park, Nilgen, Mimegarra, Karakin, Yathroo, Orange Springs, Lancelin, and Ledge Point – including Ocean Farms and Seaview Park – in the counties of Gingin and Dandaragan.
Those at greatest risk are those bounded by Brand Highway, Nammegarra Road, Mimegarra Road, Dingo Road, Nilgen Road, and Indian Ocean Drive, K. W.. . Street, Sappers Road, Orange Springs Road, and Nabaroo Road.
If you live in these areas you are in danger and you must act immediately to survive.
This morning, Prime Minister Mark McGowan announced that the state had secured a second large air tanker to aid ground teams in fighting the fire and revealed that the plane would fly in from Victoria today.
« She is assigned to work on this fire so we can have two large air tankers working on this fire, » he said.
A number of streets have been blocked, including K’s Indian Ocean Drive. . W Road to Wedge Island Road, K. . W Road (east of Indian Ocean Drive), Nilgen Road (east of Indian Ocean Drive), Minegarra Road from Brand Highway, Orange Springs Road west of Brand Highway, Orange Springs Road at the intersection of Sappers Road, Nabaroo Road and Cowalla Road and Orange Springs Road at the intersection of Nine Mile Swamp Road.
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