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Bushfire warning areas for Yanchep, Gingin and Chittering

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Firefighters are battling three bushfires in the north-eastern outskirts of the metropolitan area – with residents needing to be aware warning areas have moved further into Yanchep and Yeal this afternoon [14 January 2024].

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is managing the fires including the Bambun, Muchea, Yanchep and Yeal bushfire, which was reported at 12.02pm yesterday and so far has burnt 2287ha.

Today [14 January 2024] at 12.53pm the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) briefly upgraded the alert to an emergency warning put in place for people bounded by Tuart Rd to the north, High Hill Rd to the east, Daviesia Rd to the south, and Water Rd and Banksia Rd to the west in parts of Yanchep and Yeal.

Then at 1.32pm DFES downgraded the alert to a watch and act while putting a bushfire advice in place for people bounded by Tuart Rd to the north, Banksia Rd, Water Rd, and Shrike Rd to the east, Tomar Rd to the south, and Old Yanchep Rd and Indian Ocean Dr to the west in parts of Carabooda, Pinjar, Wilbinga, Yanchep and Yeal in the City of Wanneroo and shires of Gingin and Chittering.

A bushfire advice is also in place for people bounded by the intersection of Stygia Rd and Banksia Rd with a line across to Bambun Rd to the north, Brand Hwy to the east, Tuart Rd to the south, and Banksia Rd to the west in parts of Bambun, Breera and Yeal in the Shire of Gingin.

A map above accessible on Emergency WA website this afternoon shows the warning areas associated with the three bushfires, which include the Gingin-Bindoon bushfire and the Chittering and Lower Chittering bushfire.

At 1.25pm today [14 January 2024] there was still an emergency warning for the Gingin-Bindoon bushfire, which is affecting parts of Bindoon, Lennard Brook, Mooliabeenee and Moondah in the shires of Gingin and Chittering.

Coonabidgee was added to the watch and act list at 2.31pm.

The map also shows an advice for a bushfire at the Pinjar end of the Gnangara-Moore River state forest, which was started by lightning, according to the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

DBCA is managing the Gnangara-Moore River state forest bushfire.

This article appeared on Yanchep News Online on 14 January 2024.

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