20 January 2019
TO: Media Contacts
Bushfire emergency update
Allanson residents who have been evacuated during today’s bushfire emergency are able to return to their homes now that the incident has been contained.
The temporary evacuation centre at Roche Park Recreation Centre has now been closed.
A bushfire WATCH and ACT notice remains in place while firefighters and emergency personnel continue to work through the night.
Non-residents are asked to avoid the area if at all possible.
Incident Controller Julian Martin requested that people avoid the fire-affected areas.
“While it may be tempting to take a look, there are still workers in the field and damaged trees and services that may put onlookers at risk,” Mr Martin said.
Shire President Sarah Stanley thanked all people involved in swiftly containing the incident, including emergency workers and volunteers as well as support provided by government agencies and surrounding shires.
For updated information, refer to: www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#