Hazmat warning after Kwinana fire

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A HAZMAT warning for the City of Kwinana was issued after a fire broke out in an industrial building early this morning.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued a Hazmat general warning for a fire on Mason Road near the intersection of Donaldson Road.

“A fire in an industrial building is resulting in dangerous smoke in the vicinity,” the warning says.

“The fire is now contained but not yet controlled. The building contains a mixture of products that are producing toxic fumes.”

DFES said the incident was reported at 02.25am today.

People in surrounding streets, especially to the north of the Mason Road and Donaldson Road intersection may be impacted by smoke.

Roads have been closed including Donaldson Road from the Mason Road intersection and Mason Road from James Court to the Rockingham Road/Patterson Road intersection.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

There are 45 career Fire and Rescue Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters at the scene, working to control the fire.

St Johns WA, WA Police and City of Kwinana representatives are also on scene.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Pollution Response Unit will be providing technical support to DFES.

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:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

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 of Kwinana.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter, Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.

Updates will be provided when the situation changes.