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Kwinana Freeway re-opened as bushfire warning downgraded for Atwell and Success in City of Cockburn

Kwinana Freeway re-opened as bushfire warning downgraded for Atwell and Success in City of Cockburn

UPDATE: The bushfire emergency warning issued for Wellard and Success in Perth’s south has been downgraded to advice.

The fire is now contained and under control.

Kwinana Freeway remains closed in both directions between Armadale Road and Russell Road. Motorists are being urged to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

DFES WARNING

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Lydon Boulevard, Hawkesbury Retreat and St Claire Gardens, to the east of the Kwinana Freeway in parts of ATWELL in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire near Lydon Boulevard has been contained to and mostly extinguished within Freshwater Reserve. The spot fires near Malata Crescent, on the western side of Kwinana Freeway, and on the Railway Reserve on the Kwinana Freeway have also been extinguished..
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of ST CLAIRE GDNS and PARADISE GR in ATWELL.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.