Toodyay bushfire contained after emergency situation

Toodyay bushfire contained after emergency situation A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Giles Atherton/Twitter.
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A helitac fills up at a Toodyay dam. Photo: Kaitlin Offer/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: ABC News Perth/Twitter.

Firefighters from Two Rocks arrived to help battle the Toodyay fire. Photo: Scott Cunningham/Twitter.

A number of bulldozers have been trucked in to help try and stop the Toodyay fire from spreading. Photo: Scott Cunningham/Twitter.

Toodyay Rd has now been closed at Clackline Rd. Photo: Kate Smithers/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Paddy Sweeney/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Kate Smithers/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Fr Giles Atherton/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Fr Giles Atherton/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Fr Giles Atherton/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Fr Giles Atherton/Twitter.

A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for people in the southern part of Toodyay. Photo: Rebecca O’Donovan/Twitter.

The current road closures in the Toodyay area and a rough map of where the fire is. Photo: DFES.

TweetFacebookThere is still a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing. Residentsneed to leave or get ready to actively defend.

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

There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so 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.

Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

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

Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.

Atemporary welfare centre has been set up at the Toodyay Town Hall.

A Bushfire Advice has been issued for people inan area bounded by Clackline-Toodyay Road, Hoddy Well Road, Salt Valley Road, Chitty Road and Refractory Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.

Read through your bushfire survival plan and ifyou do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

A Bushfire All Clear has been issued for people in the area south east of Great Eastern Highway, between Chitty Road and Spencers Brook Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

The danger has passed but residents need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

7:35pm:Fire crews have contained more than 60 per cent of theblaze and expect to be in full control of it by midnight.

Around 90 firefighters will continue to battle the fire in to the night.

Meanwhile one generous nearby local has taken to Twitter to offer aa pledge of support to anyone needing to househorses or livestock following the fire. She tweeted this not long ago:

@[email protected]_wa If anyone in toodyay needs to house horses or livestock you are welcome to put them on my farm I’m in gydgygannup

— Ivy (@arcybog) December 30, 2014Media spokesperson Russell Jones said the fire conditions have eased with winds around 20km/h. Mr Jones said DFES hopesto have the fire contained and controlled by midnight.

Helitacs fills at a Toodyay dam @perthnowpic.twitter苏州美甲美睫培训学校/HbGAFwr3hr

— Kaitlyn Offer (@KaitlynPST) December 30, 20146:00pm: TheDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services has issued another update as follows. The direction of the fire has changed fromsouth easterley toeasterley.

A Bushfire Emergency Warning remains for people in the southern part of Toodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

The fire is burningalong both sides of Salt Valley Road and homes on the road are under threat. Any residents in the areaare in danger and need to act immediately to survive.

The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable and is moving slowlyin an easterlydirection.Burning embers are likely to be blown around nearby homes and spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.

It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly, you need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly, you need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.

Approximately 150 firefighters from all fire services are actively fighting the fire and protecting assets in the area andfirefighters and DFES personnel have been deployed from the metropolitan area to assist. There is also aerial support in the form of several helitacs and water bombers helping ground crews.

A number of roads have been closed includingToodyay Road between Lovers Lane and Lloyd Crossing,Clackline-Toodyay Road at Eadine Road andSalt Valley Road at Chitty Road.

Western Power advises that the bushfire has affected the electricity supply for customers in the Shire of Toodyay.The most affected areas are Toodyay, Hoddys Well and Morangup.

ABushfire Watch and Acthas been issued for people in an area bounded by Clackline-Toodyay Road, Hoddy Well Road, Salt Valley Road, Chitty Road and Refractory Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing and residents in the areaneed to leave or get ready to actively defend their homes.

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so 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.Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

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

ABushfire Advicehas been issued for people in the area south east of Great Eastern Highway, between Chitty Road and Spencers Brook Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.

5.35pm: Morethan 200homes are without power in the Toodyay area according to Western Power.

A spokesperson for DFES said two structures and around 140 hectares of land has been burnt so far however it has not been confirmed if the burnt structures were homes or sheds.

5:05pm: Western Power have advised the media that the bushfire power is affecting the electricity supply in Toodyay and some areas have lost power.

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the southern part of Toodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

[email protected]_wa are yet to confirm any property loss from the #toodyay fire. Reports are at least two sheds have been lost. #perthnews

— Calla Wahlquist (@callapilla) December 30, 20144:54pm: A number of bulldozers have been trucked in to help stop the fire spreading andalso said fire fighters from Two Rocks have just arrived to help fight the blaze.

Bull dozers trucked in for #Toodyay fire to help try and stop bush fire. Emergency warning in place @9NewsPerthpic.twitter苏州美甲美睫培训学校/RghOEDo2Ws

— Scott Cunningham (@cunninghamscott) December 30, 20144:46pm:TheDepartment of Fire and Emergency Services has issued another update as follows.

A Bushfire Emergency Warning remains for people in the southern part of Toodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

The fire is burningalong both sides of Salt Valley Road and homes on the road are under threat. Any residents in the areaare in danger and need to act immediately to survive.

The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable and is movingfastin a south easterlydirection.Burning embers are likely to be blown around nearby homes and spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.

It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly, you need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly, you need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.

This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.

Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

A Bushfire Watch and Act has been issued for people in an area bounded by Clackline-Toodyay Road, Hoddy Well Road, Salt Valley Road, Chitty Road and Refractory Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing and residents in the areaneed to leave or get ready to actively defend their homes.

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so 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.Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.

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

ABushfire Advicehas been issued for people in the area south east of Great Eastern Highway, between Chitty Road and Spencers Brook Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.

4:25pm: The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has told the ABC that a number of properties have been lost in thein Toodyay blaze, but hasn’t been able to confirm reports so far.

#WA RT @720perth: We’re hearing reports property has been lost at Toodyay #fire but @dfes_wa still waiting to confirm this

— ABC Emergency (@ABCemergency) December 30, 20143:45pm: Here’s the latest update from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

A Bushfire Emergency Warningremains in placefor people inthe southern part ofToodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

The fire is burningalong Salt Valley Road and homes on the road are under threat. Any residents in the areaare in danger and need to act immediately to survive.

It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly, you need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.

Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.

You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.

The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable and is movingfastin a south easterlydirection.Burning embers are likely to be blown around nearby homes.

Firefighters and Police close off Salt Valley Rd near Toodyay as fire sweeps town. @9NewsPerthpic.twitter苏州美甲美睫培训学校/cENF7CtYDt

— Paddy Sweeney (@SweeneyPaddy) December 30, 20143:20pm: Police and emergency servicesare urging motorists to please avoid the area near the fire.

FIRE – Near Toodyay Rd, Hoddys Well. Please avoid the area.

— WA Police Traffic (@WAPoliceTraffic) December 30, 20143:08pm:Thefire is now burning along Salt Valley Rd, withapproximately 100 firefighters are actively fighting the fireandprotecting assets in the area.

2:30pm: A bushfire emergency warning has been issued forpeople inthe southern part ofToodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplain Road in the Shire of Toodyay.

Homes inSalt Valley Roadwill be under threat by fire in 20 minutes and residents in the area are in danger and need to actimmediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

Firefighters are actively fighting the fire whichis burning in bushland west of Salt Valley Road andis burning towardsSalt Valley Road.

The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable and ismovingfastin a northwesterlydirection.Burning embers are likely to be blown around homes in the area. The fire was reported at 1.37pm today.

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of Toodyay in the Shire of Toodyay http://t.co/hyQcJmXCCs

— DFES (@dfes_wa) December 30, 2014What to doIt is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.Place of last resortIf you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.

This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

Safer placeIf you are outside the area,a temporary welfare centre has been set up at the Toodyay Town Hall.

Road closuresAvoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.Further road closure information may also be available fromMain Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting their website.

Keep up to date Visit the DFES website, call 13 DFES on13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or click back to the Avon Valley Advocate’s website for the latest updates.

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