Bushfire incident at Forrestania
Western Areas Ltd (“Western Areas” or the “Company”) advises that a bush fire incident has occurred on Wednesday
afternoon (4 December 2019) in the area of the Forrestania Nickel Operation (FNO).
The incident, believed to have started from a lightning strike, resulted in the temporary suspension of operations and
activation of the FNO fire safety protocols for all personnel. The immediate fire risk to people and assets has now
passed, while the fire is still being actively monitored.
Importantly, all personnel are safe and fully accounted for, however, communications in and out of FNO are very limited at this time. Regular fly-in fly-out schedules for staff are expected to be unaffected.