Bushfire threatens Collie township

Jacinta CantatoreBunbury Herald
A bushfire Watch and Act warning is in place for people bounded by Paull Street to the west, Christie Street to the north, Airstrip Road to the east and Coalfields Road to the south in the eastern part of Collie.
Camera IconA bushfire Watch and Act warning is in place for people bounded by Paull Street to the west, Christie Street to the north, Airstrip Road to the east and Coalfields Road to the south in the eastern part of Collie. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore

A bushfire Watch and Act warning is in place near the Collie township.

The warning applies to people bounded by Paull street to the west, Christie Street to the north, Airstrip Road to the east and Coalfields Road to the south in the eastern part of Collie.

The bushfire is moving in a north-easterly direction and is not contained or controlled.

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

Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the fire started near Gibbs Road.

DFES officials said people who are not prepared or who plan to leave their home should leave if the way is clear.

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.

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

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

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