Emergency warning for Roleystone fire downgraded

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said there was a possible threat to lives and homes.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said there was a possible threat to lives and homes.

A BUSHFIRE emergency warning for a fire in Roleystone in the City of Armadale has been downgraded to a watch and act.

The alert affects people in Chevin Road, Brockway Road, Canning Mills Road and Heath Road in Roleystone, in the City of Armadale.

Emergency warning for Two Rocks fire

The bushfire is contained and controlled however firefighters are continuing to work on a nearby mulch fire.

Chevin Road is closed at Brookton Highway and Heath Road.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

WHAT TO DO

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

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.

For up-to-the-minute information visit emergency.wa.gov.au