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Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of YANCHEP, including the southern parts of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

It is not safe to leave for people in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates. Please note Carabooda is not in the Emergency Warning area.


Time of issue: 08:12 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, YANCHEP, GNANGARA-MOORE RIVER STATE FOREST and YEAL NATURE RESERVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The Emergency Warning area now includes Redfield Park and Sovereign Hill Estate.
  • People in Two Rocks and north of Yanchep Beach Road are advised to leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. People in, and north of, Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north.

WHAT TO DO:

SEATREES ESTATE AND BREAKWATER ESTATE

  • It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • 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.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN SEABIRD, WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, YANCHEP, GNANGARA-MOORE RIVER STATE FOREST and YEAL NATURE RESERVE 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home 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.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of YANCHEP, including the southern parts of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the southern part of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • If people south of Yanchep Beach Road and in Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction.
  • People north of Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • 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.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction at 1 kilometre per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
    • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
    • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
  • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, if possible. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you live in Breakwater and Seatrees Estates, it is too late to leave and you must shelter in place. If you live in TWO ROCKS and north of YANCHEP BEACH ROAD, travel south via Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. If you live in or north of WOODRIDGE or GUILDERTON leave north.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads remain closed:

  • Wanneroo Road north of Pipidinny Road
  • Old Yanchep Road east of Indian Ocean Drive
  • Yanchep Beach Road east of St Andrews Drive
  • Breakwater Drive east of Mayflower Parade
  • Indian Ocean Drive south of Seabird Road
  • Gingin Brook Road at the intersection of Military Road
  • Cowalla Road south of Beermullah West Road

PARK CLOSURES:

  • Yanchep National Park.
  • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting their local council.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 280 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area.

People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates will not have power restored until at least Sunday. 

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

WATER:

There are no known water supply issues, however Water Corporation has advised mains power to bore fields that supply Two Rocks has been compromised.

For further details visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply.

PHONE:

Homes to the north east of Two Rocks are experiencing disruptions to landline and mobile phone connections.

Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

COMMUNITY MEETING:

There will be a community meeting held tomorrow (Saturday 14 December) at 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
  • Approximately 230 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Career Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service volunteers firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support is protecting crews and homes.


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website https://redcross.org.au or call the State Inquiry Centre on 1800 351 375.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire All Clear for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


Time of issue: 07:52 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Chevin Road, Brockway Road, Canning Mills Road and Springdale Road in northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE.

  • The bushfire and the mulch fire that were burning in the area have been extinguished.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads have been reopened:

  • Chevin Road at Brookton Highway
  • Chevin Road at Heath Road

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Armadale.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:55 AM on 13 December 2019.
  • The City of Armadale is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of YANCHEP, including the southern parts of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

It is not safe to leave for people in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates. Please note Carabooda is not in the Emergency Warning area.


Time of issue: 07:16 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, YANCHEP, GNANGARA-MOORE RIVER STATE FOREST and YEAL NATURE RESERVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The Emergency Warning area now includes Redfield and Sovereign Hill Estate.
  • People in Two Rocks and north of Yanchep Beach Road are advised to leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. People in, and north of, Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north.

WHAT TO DO:

SEATREES ESTATE AND BREAKWATER ESTATE

  • It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • 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.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN SEABIRD, WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, YANCHEP, GNANGARA-MOORE RIVER STATE FOREST and YEAL NATURE RESERVE 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home 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.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of YANCHEP, including the southern parts of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the southern part of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • If people south of Yanchep Beach Road and in Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction.
  • People north of Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • 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.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction at 1 kilometre per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
    • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
    • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
  • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, if possible. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you live in Breakwater and Seatrees Estates, it is too late to leave and you must shelter in place. If you live in TWO ROCKS and north of YANCHEP BEACH ROAD, travel south via Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. If you live in or north of WOODRIDGE or GUILDERTON leave north.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads remain closed:

  • Wanneroo Road north of Pipidinny Road
  • Old Yanchep Road east of Indian Ocean Drive
  • Yanchep Beach Road east of St Andrews Drive
  • Breakwater Drive east of Mayflower Road
  • Indian Ocean Drive south of Seabird Road
  • Gingin Brook Road at the intersection of Military Road
  • Cowalla Road south of Beermullah West Road

PARK CLOSURES:

  • Yanchep National Park.
  • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting their local council.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 280 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area.

People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates will not have power restored until at least Sunday. 

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

WATER:

There are no known water supply issues, however Water Corporation has advised mains power to bore fields that supply Two Rocks has been compromised.

For further details visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply.

PHONE:

Homes to the north east of Two Rocks are experiencing disruptions to landline and mobile phone connections.

Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

COMMUNITY MEETING:

There will be a community meeting held tomorrow (Saturday 14 December) at 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
  • Approximately 230 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Career Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service volunteers firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support is protecting crews and homes.


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website https://redcross.org.au or call the State Inquiry Centre on 1800 351 375.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of YANCHEP, including the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, CARABOODA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

It is not safe to leave for people in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates. Please note changes to the Emergency Warning and Watch and Act areas.


Time of issue: 06:28 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, CARABOODA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, CARABOODA, YANCHEP, GNANGARA-MOORE RIVER STATE FOREST and YEAL NATURE RESERVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The Emergency Warning area now includes Redfield and Sovereign Hill Estate.
  • People in Two Rocks and north of Yanchep Beach Road are advised to leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. People in, and north of, Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north.

WHAT TO DO:

SEATREES ESTATE AND BREAKWATER ESTATE

  • It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • 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.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN SEABIRD, WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA, CARABOODA, YANCHEP, GNANGARA-MOORE RIVER STATE FOREST and YEAL NATURE RESERVE 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home 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.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of YANCHEP, including the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the southern part of the YANCHEP townsite, and parts of EGLINTON, BRETON BAY, COWALLA, GABBADAH, KARAKIN, WANERIE, SEABIRD and LEDGE POINT in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • If people south of Yanchep Beach Road and in Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction.
  • People north of Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • 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.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction at 1 kilometre per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
    • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
    • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
  • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, if possible. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you live in Breakwater and Seatrees Estates, it is too late to leave and you must shelter in place. If you live in TWO ROCKS and north of YANCHEP BEACH ROAD, travel south via Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. If you live in or north of WOODRIDGE or GUILDERTON leave north.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads remain closed:

  • Wanneroo Road north of Pipidinny Road
  • Old Yanchep Road east of Indian Ocean Drive
  • Yanchep Beach Road east of St Andrews Drive
  • Breakwater Drive east of Mayflower Road
  • Indian Ocean Drive south of Seabird Road
  • Gingin Brook Road at the intersection of Military Road
  • Cowalla Road south of Beermullah West Road

 

  • Breakwater Drive
  • Two Rocks Road between Two Rocks and Yanchep (open ONLY for people to leave south to a safer place)
  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Wanneroo Road/Indian Ocean Drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road

PARK CLOSURES:

  • Yanchep National Park.
  • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting their local council.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 280 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

WATER:

There are no known water supply issues, however Water Corporation has advised mains power to bore fields that supply Two Rocks has been compromised.

For further details visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply.

PHONE:

Homes to the north east of Two Rocks are experiencing disruptions to landline and mobile phone connections.

Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

SCHOOLS:

The following schools and child care centres have been closed:

  • Two Rocks Primary School
  • Yanchep Beach Primary School
  • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
  • Yanchep Secondary College
  • Atlantis Beach Baptist College 
  • Cuddles Child Care Centre in Breakwater Estate

COMMUNITY MEETING:

There will be a community meeting held tomorrow (Saturday 14 December) at 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
  • Approximately 230 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Career Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service volunteers firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support is protecting crews and homes.


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website https://redcross.org.au or call the State Inquiry Centre on 1800 351 375.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of YANCHEP, including the YANCHEP townsite and parts of EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

It is no longer safe to leave for people in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates. The Emergency Warning area has been extended to include NEERGABBY, GABBADAH and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH and MUCKENBURRA, including Redfield and Sovereign Hill Estate


Time of issue: 05:06 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by McCormick Road, Seabird Road, Cowalla Road, Gingin Brook Road, Military Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Yanchep National Park, south of Two Rocks and the western coast, in GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN and SEABIRD, and parts of WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The Emergency Warning area now includes Redfield and Sovereign Hill Estate.
  • People in Two Rocks and north of Yanchep Beach Road are advised to leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. People in, and north of, Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave to the north..

WHAT TO DO:

SEATREES ESTATE AND BREAKWATER ESTATE

  • It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • 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.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

GUILDERTON, TWO ROCKS, WOODRIDGE, NEERGABBY, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN SEABIRD, WANERIE, BRETON BAY, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and YANCHEP

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
  • Go to a room in your home 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.
  • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of YANCHEP, including the YANCHEP townsite and parts of EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Yanchep townsite and in parts of EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • If people south of Yanchep Beach Road and in Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction..

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • 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.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
    • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
    • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
  • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, if possible. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you live in Breakwater and Seatrees Estates, it is too late to leave and you must shelter in place. If you live in TWO ROCKS and north of YANCHEP BEACH ROAD, travel south via Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. If you live in Woodridge or Guilderton leave north via Indian Ocean Drive towards Gingin..


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads remain closed:

  • Breakwater Drive
  • Two Rocks Road between Two Rocks and Yanchep (open ONLY for people to leave south to a safer place)
  • Yanchep Beach Road
  • Old Yanchep Road
  • Wanneroo Road/Indian Ocean Drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road

PARK CLOSURES:

  • Yanchep National Park.
  • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Wanneroo.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that approximately 260 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

WATER:

There are no known water supply issues, however Water Corporation has advised mains power to bore fields that supply Two Rocks has been compromised.

For further details visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply.

PHONE:

Homes to the north east of Two Rocks are experiencing disruptions to landline and mobile phone connections.

Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

SCHOOLS:

The following schools and child care centres have been closed:

  • Two Rocks Primary School
  • Yanchep Beach Primary School
  • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
  • Yanchep Secondary College
  • Atlantis Beach Baptist College 
  • Cuddles Child Care Centre in Breakwater Estate

COMMUNITY MEETING:

There will be a community meeting held tomorrow (Saturday 14 December) at 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
  • Approximately 230 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Career Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service volunteers firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support is protecting crews and homes.


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au or at an evacuation centre.  


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire All Clear for parts of ROLEYSTONE, CANNING MILLS and MARTIN in the CITIES OF ARMADALE, GOSNELLS and KALAMUNDA

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

Please note changes under Alert Levels and throughout


Time of issue: 05:03 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Chevin Road, Brockway Road, Canning Mills Road and Springdale Road in northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the bushfire has been extinguished.
  • A mulch fire in the vicinity has been contained and controlled however it will continue to produce a significant amount of smoke for at least the next 24 hours.

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.


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of ROLEYSTONE, CANNING MILLS and MARTIN in the CITIES OF ARMADALE, GOSNELLS and KALAMUNDA

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Canning Road, Brookton Highway, Tyers Road, Story Brook Lane, Douglas Road and the southern parts of Korung National Park in parts of ROLEYSTONE, CANNING MILLS and MARTIN in the CITIES OF ARMADALE, GOSNELLS and KALAMUNDA.

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

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads have been reopened:

  • Chevin Road at Brookton Highway
  • Chevin Road at Heath Road

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Armadale.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Approximately 25 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • State Emergency Service personnel are also assisting at the scene.


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:55 AM on 13 December 2019.
  • The City of Armadale is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF MENZIES Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Time of issue: 04:48 PM
Date of issue: 13 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve, east of Bullfinch-Evanston Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES.

  • 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 in the Mount Manning Nature Reserve.
  • It is burning in a westerly direction..

WHAT TO DO:

    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 uncontained and uncontrolled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF MENZIES.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 12 December 2019.
    • Currently there has been 670 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Smoke Alert Advice for Wellington National Park including Potters Gorge Campground and Wellington Dam in South West

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    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Wellington National Park including Potters Gorge Campground and Wellington Dam in the Shire of Collie Content:

    The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


    Time of issue: 04:40 PM
    Date of issue: 13 December 2019

    Smoke Alert for Wellington National Park including Potters Gorge Campground and Wellington Dam in the Shire of Collie

    The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Wellington National Park including Potters Gorge Campground and Wellington Dam and for people travelling along Wellington Dam Road, Lennard Drive and Tom Jones Drive

    Potters Gorge Campground is now closed to the public.

    The smoke is from previously unburnt pockets of fuel within a prescribed burn that was ignited on 13 November 2019. The areas currently burning are within the boundaries of the prescribed burn.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
    • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
    • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
    • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


    Time of issue: 03:42 PM
    Date of issue: 13 December 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Albany Highway near the intersection of Kinsella Road in MOUNT COOKE in the SHIRE OF WANDERING.

    • The bushfire that was burning has been extinguished.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WANDERING.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day..


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:14 PM on 11 December 2019.
    • Currently there has been 12 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for parts of MOUNT LAWLEY, HIGHGATE, MAYLANDS and BURSWOOD in the CITIES OF STIRLING, PERTH, BAYSWATER, and VINCENT

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOUNT LAWLEY, HIGHGATE, MAYLANDS and BURSWOOD in the CITIES OF STIRLING, PERTH, BAYSWATER, and VINCENT Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

    Please note changes to the Warning Area and Bushfire Behaviour section


    Time of issue: 03:39 PM
    Date of issue: 13 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOUNT LAWLEY, HIGHGATE, MAYLANDS and BURSWOOD in the CITIES OF STIRLING, PERTH, BAYSWATER, and VINCENT

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by East Parade to the west, Guildford Road to the north, Peninsula Road and Swanbank Road to the east and Graham Farmer Freeway to the south, including Belmont Park in parts of MOUNT LAWLEY, HIGHGATE, MAYLANDS and BURSWOOD in the CITIES OF STIRLING, PERTH, BAYSWATER, and VINCENT.

    • 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 VICTORIA PARK DR and SAINTLY ENT in BURSWOOD.

    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:

    • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
    • It is contained but not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR the City of Stirling, City of Perth, City of Bayswater or City of Vincent. 


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
    Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:52 AM on 13 December 2019.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:34 PM
    Date of issue: 13 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • 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.

    WHAT TO DO:

      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:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads and tracks have been closed:

      • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead
      • Balladonia Track
      • Gora Track
      • Parmango Road between Balladonia Roadhouse and farming land north east of Esperance
      • Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Parmango Road

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Esperance.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
      • Currently there has been 23,000 hectares hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY Content:

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


      Time of issue: 03:33 PM
      Date of issue: 13 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of Westdale Road, east of Luptons Road and west of Butchers Road to the intersection of Vallentine Road in DALE in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

      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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area regularly.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:05 PM on 11 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been approximately 150 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • Shire of Beverley is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY, and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE

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      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY, and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE Content:

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

      This alert combines previous alerts for the areas including North Cascade, Norseman, Forrestania and Varley


      Time of issue: 03:29 PM
      Date of issue: 13 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY, and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hyden-Norseman Road to the North, Peak Charles National Park to the East, Cascades Road to the South and, Newdegate-Ravensthorpe Road and Hyden-Lake King Road to the West in the FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire is burning in scrub and bushland throughout the area.

      WHAT TO DO:

        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.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        A number of roads have been closed including:

        • Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road intersection to the west and Peak Charles Road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also closed.
        • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the East Hyden Grain Bin to the Shire of Dundas 
        • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the Shire of Dundas border
        • Carstairs Road
        • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road at Carstairs Road
        • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road in the Shire of Yilgarn
        • Holland Track 

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • Currently there has been 245,000 hectares hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of YANCHEP, including the YANCHEP townsite, parts of EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO, and BRETON BAY, GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, SEABIRD, parts of NEERGABBY, parts of WILBINGA, parts of YEAL, parts of BEERMULLAH, parts of...

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for TWO ROCKS, BREAKWATER ESTATE, SEATREES ESTATE, parts of YANCHEP, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        Two Rocks and Breakwater and Seatrees Estates remain under Emergency Warning. It is no longer safe to leave for people in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates. The Emergency Warning area has been extended to include parts of Woodridge and Guilderton.


        Time of issue: 03:24 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for TWO ROCKS, BREAKWATER ESTATE, SEATREES ESTATE, parts of YANCHEP, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Guilderton Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east, Yanchep Beach Road to the south, and the western coast, in TWO ROCKS, BREAKWATER ESTATE, SEATREES ESTATE, parts of YANCHEP, including Yanchep National Park, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • The Emergency Warning area has been extended as homes in Woodridge are now under threat. Conditions are changing and weather is unpredictable..
        • People in Two Rocks and north of Yanchep Beach Road are advised to leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. People in Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave north, and then head east to Indian Ocean Drive towards Gingin.

        WHAT TO DO:

        SEATREES ESTATE AND BREAKWATER ESTATE

        • It’s too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
        • You need to shelter in your home in a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
        • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
        • 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.
        • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.

        TWO ROCKS, PARTS OF YANCHEP, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE

        • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
        • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
        • Go to a room in your home 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.
        • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of YANCHEP, including the YANCHEP townsite, parts of EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO, and BRETON BAY, GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, SEABIRD, parts of NEERGABBY, parts of WILBINGA, parts of YEAL, parts of BEERMULLAH, parts of MUCKENBURRA and parts of WOODRIDGE in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Yanchep Beach Road to the north, the coast to the west, Pipidinny Road to the south and Wanneroo Road to the east in parts of YANCHEP and parts of EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO, for people in an area bounded by Guilderton Road to the south, Indian Ocean Drive to the east, Seabird Road and McCormick Street to the north, including Seabird townsite, and the western coast in BRETON BAY, GUILDERTON, GABBADAH and SEABIRD in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and for people in an area bounded by Military Road, Gingin Brook Road and Indian Ocean Drive in parts of NEERGABBY, WILBINGA, YEAL, BEERMULLAH, MUCKENBURRA and WOODRIDGE in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • If people south of Yanchep Beach Road and in Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction. If people north of Woodridge and Guilderton plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • 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.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
          • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
          • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
        • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, if possible. 

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        If you live in Breakwater and Seatrees Estates, it is too late to leave and you must shelter in place. If you live in TWO ROCKS and north of YANCHEP BEACH ROAD, travel south via Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. If you live in Woodridge or Guilderton leave north via Indian Ocean Drive towards Gingin..


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        A number of roads remain closed:

        • Breakwater Drive
        • Two Rocks Road between Two Rocks and Yanchep (open ONLY for people to leave south to a safer place)
        • Yanchep Beach Road
        • Old Yanchep Road
        • Wanneroo Road/Indian Ocean Drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road

        PARK CLOSURES:

        • Yanchep National Park.
        • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Wanneroo.

        POWER:

        Western Power has advised that approximately 260 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area.

        For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

        WATER:

        There are no known water supply issues, however Water Corporation has advised mains power to bore fields that supply Two Rocks has been compromised.

        For further details visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply.

        PHONE:

        Homes to the north east of Two Rocks are experiencing disruptions to landline and mobile phone connections.

        Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

        SCHOOLS:

        The following schools and child care centres have been closed:

        • Two Rocks Primary School
        • Yanchep Beach Primary School
        • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
        • Yanchep Secondary College
        • Atlantis Beach Baptist College 
        • Cuddles Child Care Centre in Breakwater Estate

        COMMUNITY MEETING:

        There will be a community meeting will be held tomorrow (Saturday 14 December) at 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
        • Approximately 230 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Career Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service volunteers firefighters are attending.
        • Aerial support is protecting crews and homes.


        DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
        Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 5,000 hectares burnt.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

        Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

        If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au or at an evacuation centre.  


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for eastern part of FORTESCUE and the southern part of MILLSTREAM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of FORTESCUE and the southern part of MILLSTREAM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:16 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of FORTESCUE and the southern part of MILLSTREAM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along MILLSTREAM ROAD and in the vicinity of the MILLSTREAM STATION AIRPORT and the MILLSTREAM HOMESTEAD in the eastern part of FORTESCUE and the southern part of MILLSTREAM in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

        • 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.

        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:

        • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change to northerly at 4pm.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on their way.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:18 AM on 13 December 2019.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:15 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Magenta Road to the west, Reserve Road to the south, Mallee Road to the east and Taylor Road, Giles Road and Nield Road to the north in MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • 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 MAGENTA ROAD in MAGENTA.

        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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is stationary.
        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and strengthening containment lines.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:21 PM on 6 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 2,600 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Shire of Lake Grace is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire All Clear for the southern part of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)


        Time of issue: 03:10 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Crossing Falls Road, Fish Farm Road and Bells Springs Road in the southern part of KUNUNURRA in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

        • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day/night.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:40 PM on 12 December 2019.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        No further updates will be issued.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:05 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along NANUTARRA ROAD and in the vicinity of NANUTARRA ROADHOUSE in parts of NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

        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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be closed.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:22 AM on 13 December 2019.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of ROLEYSTONE, CANNING MILLS and MARTIN in the CITIES OF ARMADALE, GOSNELLS and KALAMUNDA

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        Please note changes under the Advice area, Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing


        Time of issue: 03:04 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in CITY OF ARMADALE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Chevin Road, Brockway Road, Canning Mills Road and Springdale Road in northern parts of ROLEYSTONE in the CITY OF ARMADALE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • 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.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROLEYSTONE, CANNING MILLS and MARTIN in the CITIES OF ARMADALE, GOSNELLS and KALAMUNDA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Canning Road, Brookton Highway, Tyers Road, Story Brook Lane, Douglas Road and the southern parts of Korung National Park in parts of ROLEYSTONE, CANNING MILLS and MARTIN in the CITIES OF ARMADALE, GOSNELLS and KALAMUNDA.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

        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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


        The bushfire is contained and controlled however firefighters are continuing to work on a nearby mulch fire.

        Embers from the mulch fire may be blown around the area.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        A number of roads have been closed including:

        • Chevin Road at Brookton Highway
        • Chevin Road at Heath Road

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Armadale.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • Approximately 50 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


        DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
        Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:55 AM on 13 December 2019.
        • The City of Armadale is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for BRETON BAY, GUILDERTON, GABBADAH and SEABIRD in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for TWO ROCKS, BREAKWATER ESTATE, SEATREES ESTATE, northern parts of YANCHEP, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

        Two Rocks and Breakwater and Seatrees Estates remain under Emergency Warning. The Emergency Warning area has been extended to Woodridge and Guilderton.


        Time of issue: 02:12 PM
        Date of issue: 13 December 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for TWO ROCKS, BREAKWATER ESTATE, SEATREES ESTATE, northern parts of YANCHEP, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Guilderton Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east, Yanchep Beach Road to the south, and the western coast, in TWO ROCKS, BREAKWATER ESTATE, SEATREES ESTATE, northern parts of YANCHEP, WILBINGA, CARABAN, GUILDERTON and WOODRIDGE in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • The Emergency Warning area has been increased as homes in Woodridge are under threat..
        • People in Two Rocks and north of Yanchep Beach Road are advised to leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road.
        • People in Breakwater and Seatrees Estates can leave in an easterly direction along Breakwater Drive and then go north or south on Indian Ocean Drive. People in Woodridge and Guilderton are to leave north via Indian Ocean Drive towards Gingin..

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
        • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
        • Go to a room in your home 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.
        • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of YANCHEP and EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Yanchep Beach Road to the north, the coast to the west, Pipidinny Road to the south and Wanneroo Road to the east in parts of YANCHEP and EGLINTON in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • If people south of Yanchep Beach Road and in Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • 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.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for BRETON BAY, GUILDERTON, GABBADAH and SEABIRD in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Guilderton Road to the south, Indian Ocean Drive to the east, Seabird Road and McCormick Street to the north, including Seabird townsite, and the western coast in BRETON BAY, GUILDERTON, GABBADAH and SEABIRD in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

        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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        • The fire is moving in a south westerly direction. 


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
          • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
          • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
        • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, if possible. 

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        If you live in Breakwater and Seatree Estates, leave in an easterly direction along Breakwater Drive and then go north or south on Indian Ocean Drive. If you live in TWO ROCKS and north of YANCHEP BEACH ROAD, travel south via Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue. If you live in Woodbridge or Guilderton leave north via Indian Ocean Drive towards Gingin..


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        A number of roads remain closed:

        • Breakwater Drive
        • Two Rocks Road between Two Rocks and Yanchep (open ONLY for people to leave south to a safer place)
        • Yanchep Beach Road
        • Old Yanchep Road
        • Wanneroo Road/Indian Ocean Drive from Breakwater Drive to Pipidinny Road

        PARK CLOSURES:

        • Yanchep National Park.
        • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

        Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Wanneroo.

        POWER:

        Western Power has advised that approximately 260 customers have been impacted by outages from the fire in the area.

        For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.

        WATER:

        There are no known water supply issues, however Water Corporation has advised mains power to bore fields that supply Two Rocks has been compromised.

        For further details visit www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply.

        PHONE:

        Homes to the north east of Two Rocks are experiencing disruptions to landline and mobile phone connections.

        Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

        SCHOOLS:

        The following schools and child care centres have been closed:

        • Two Rocks Primary School
        • Yanchep Beach Primary School
        • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
        • Yanchep Secondary College
        • Atlantis Beach Baptist College 
        • Cuddles Child Care Centre in Breakwater Estate


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
        • Approximately 160 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


        DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
        Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 4,400 hectares burnt.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

        Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

        If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au or at an evacuation centre.  


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


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