Alert upgraded: Bushfire emergency warning issued for Toodyay

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A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets and travelling on Racecourse Road in the vicinity of the Toodyay Racecourse.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) have upgraded thealert level as the fire, which started near the intersection of Toodyay Road, is approaching the Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets.

It is moving fast in a north easterly direction.

Firefighters are on the scene but there is a threat to lives and homes.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive.

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.

Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.

Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.

Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

If you are not at home, it's too dangerous to return.

A bushfire watch and act has also been issued for people south of Folewood Road, east of Sandplain Road, and north and west of Toodyay Road, including Majestic Height and Majestic Waters in Toodyay.

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

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

Leave the area via Folewood Road to the north.

Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

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

If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

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

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

  • Roads have not been closed.
  • 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.

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