Bushfire advice for part of southern Condingup in the Shire of Esperance

The advice is for people in the townsite of Condingup and travelling on Orleans Bay Road in Condingup in the Shire of Esperance. Photo: Sarah Makse.
The advice is for people in the townsite of Condingup and travelling on Orleans Bay Road in Condingup in the Shire of Esperance. Photo: Sarah Makse.

Update: Bushfire all clear for southern part of Condingup in the Shire of Esperance.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services have issued an all clear advice for people in the townsite of Condingup and travelling on Orleans Bay Road in Condingup in the Shire of Esperance.

The bushfire that was burning in Condingup has been contained and is under control, firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.

The danger has passed but people in the area need to remain vigilant in case the situation chances.

Roads have not been closed.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services have issued a bushfire advice for the southern part of Condingup in the Shire of Esperance.

The advice is for people in the townsite of Condingup and travelling on Orleans Bay Road in Condingup in the Shire of Esperance.

People in the area are advised there is no threat to lives or homes however there is a lot of smoke in the area.

Although there is no immediate danger people in this area need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The fire was reported near the intersection of Orleans Bay Road and Sutcliffe Street in Condingup at 10.38AM on Monday, October 21.

The fire is controlled but not contained and is burning slowly in a north-easterly direction toward the township of Condingup.

People in this area are advised to stay alert and monitor their surroundings, watching for signs of bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

They are advised to close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Residents are advised to read through their bushfire survival plan or if they do not have a plan decide what to do if the situation escalates.

Roads have not been closed and people driving through the area are advised to be extremely careful, turn on headlights and drive slowly.

If drivers cannot see clearly they are advised to pull over, keep on headlights and hazard lights and wait until the smoke clears.

Drivers should watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

People with a respiratory condition and who have been affected by smoke you should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

Currently there has been 1 hectare burnt and the cause of the fire is unknown.

The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or the Shire of Esperance.