HAZMAT Fire in BALLADONG in the Shire of York

There is a HAZMAT Fire on SPICES RD in BALLADONG in the SHIRE OF YORK

A fire has started in a yard on Spices Road in BALLADONG and is resulting in dangerous smoke in the vicinity of the incident area. The yard contains a mixture of products that are producing toxic fumes.

People in the town site of YORK may be impacted by smoke

WHAT TO DO:

  • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
  • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
  • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

  • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.
  • Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City/Shire of (Name).

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:

Air support have been sent to assist ground crews. Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. 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.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • 30 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • Firefighters are on the scene and working to supress the fire.
  • The Department of Environment and Regulation Pollution Response Unit have been engaged to provide support to DFES.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.