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Bushfire All Clear for State Forest near Gleneagle, south-east of Armadale in the CITY OF ARMADALE

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 9:08pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for State Forest near Gleneagle, south-east of Armadale in the CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife


Time of issue: 09:08 PM 
Date of issue: 20 October 2017


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  State Forest near Gleneagle, south-east of Armadale in the CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL: 

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of State Forest near Gleneagle, 15km south-east of Armadale.

  • The bushfire is contained.
  • 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: 

No roads are 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 CITY OF ARMADALE.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are mopping up and will continue to monitor the area over the weekend.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is hop-over from a prescribed burn.
  • Parks and Wildlife 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 or listen to news bulletins. 
No further updates will be issued.


No further updates will be issued.


END 

Smoke Alert Advice for Busselton and surrounds in Lower South West

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 5:09pm
Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Busselton and surrounds in the City of Busselton Content:

Time of issue:05:09 PM
Date of issue: 20 October 2017

Smoke Alert for Busselton and surrounds in the City of Busselton

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Busselton townsite and surrounding areas.

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn carried out today, 20km south-east of Busselton. It will be visible into this evening and is expected to clear by midday tomorrow (Saturday 21 October).

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 DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes

END 

Bushfire Advice for State Forest near Gleneagle, south-east of Armadale in CITY OF ARMADALE

EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:26pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for State Forest near Gleneagle, south-east of Armadale in CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife


Time of issue: 04:26 PM 
Date of issue: 20 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for State Forest near Gleneagle, south-east of Armadale in CITY OF ARMADALE

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of State Forest near Gleneagle, 15km south-east of Armadale.

  • 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 started in State Forest

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 in a westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and uncontained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Albany Highway is closed between Canning Dam Road and Jarrahdale Road.

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    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 CITY OF ARMADALE.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
    • 40 Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The cause of the fire is hop-over from a prescribed burn.
    • Parks and Wildlife 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 or listen to news bulletins. 
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:56pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 03:56 PM
    Date of issue: 20 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA, including Red Rock Point Campsite and the Eyre Bird Observatory in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

    • 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 Eyre Highway south of Madura.
    • There is thick smoke in an area bounded by Cocklebiddy Roadhouse to the west and Redrock Road to the east.

    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 out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      No roads have been closed.

      Motorists are asked to 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 Dundas.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • 8 Local Government, DFES and Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
      • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, near Lamboo Station, south west of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek

      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:52pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, near Lamboo Station, south west of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek. Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:52 PM
      Date of issue: 20 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, near Lamboo Station, south west of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the intersection of Lamboo Road, approximately 35 kilometres south west of Halls Creek.

      • 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 Great Northern Highway and Lamboo Road south west of Halls Creek.

      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 out of control and unpredictable.


        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 by contacting the Shire of Halls Creek.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:42pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

        Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions and Bushfire Behaviour sections


        Time of issue: 03:42 PM
        Date of issue: 20 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the Sandfire Roadhouse and parts of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

        • 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 fast in a westerly direction.
          • It is controlled but not contained.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          • Roads have not been closed.
          • Great Northern Highway between Sandfire and Pardoo Roadhouses has been reopened. 
          • 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 Broome.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.
          • Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters and local pastoralists are also in attendance.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 09:15 AM on 19 October 2017.
          • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:23pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas 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: 03:23 PM
          Date of issue: 20 October 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Western Turner mine site in Tom Price 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.
          • There is fire burning on the north western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

          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 in a south westerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads have been closed:

            • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
            • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
            • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
             

            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 ASHBURTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
            • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 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.
            • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for 20km east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:07pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 20km east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. 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: 03:07 PM
            Date of issue: 20 October 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for 20km east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Skull Springs Road, approximately 20 kilometres east of NULLAGINE in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

            • 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 Skull Springs Road in Nullagine.

            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 fast in a north/north westerly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed, however the fire may be impacting Skull Springs 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 East Pilbara.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • Firefighters from the Nullagine Bushfire Brigade, DFES and the Shire of East Pilbara are monitoring the fire.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 38,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
              • The Shire of East Pilbara 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 or listen to news bulletins.
              The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 12:27pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

              Please note the alert level has been downgraded to a Bushfire Advice


              Time of issue: 12:27 PM
              Date of issue: 20 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Western Turner mine site in Tom Price 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.
              • There is fire burning on the north western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

              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 in a south westerly direction.
                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                The following roads have been closed:

                • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
                • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
                • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                 

                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 ASHBURTON.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
                • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 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.
                • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END 

                Smoke Alert Advice for Perth's northern and southern suburbs in Perth Metropolitan

                EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 12:09pm
                Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth's northern and southern suburbs in the Perth Metropolitan area Content:

                Time of issue:12:09 PM
                Date of issue: 20 October 2017

                Smoke Alert for Perth's northern and southern suburbs in the Perth Metropolitan area

                The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for suburbs from Yanchep to Kwinana.

                Smoke will be visible until early morning tomorrow. The smoke is the result of a number of prescribed burns being carried out today.

                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 DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

                The next update will be issued when the situation changes

                END 

                Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 12:00pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                Please note changes under fire direction and what firefighters are doing sections


                Time of issue: 12:00 PM
                Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
                • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price.
                • There is fire burning on the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

                WHAT TO DO:

                • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
                • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
                • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                The following roads have been closed:

                • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
                • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
                • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                 

                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 ASHBURTON.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
                • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 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.
                • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:43am
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

                Please note changes under Road Closures


                Time of issue: 11:43 AM
                Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the Sandfire Roadhouse and parts of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                • 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 fast in a westerly direction.
                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  • Roads have not been closed.
                  • Great Northern Highway between Sandfire and Pardoo Roadhouses has been reopened. 

                  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 Broome.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters and local pastoralists are also in attendance.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 09:15 AM on 19 October 2017.
                  • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                  END 

                  Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:08am
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 11:08 AM
                  Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA, including Red Rock Point Campsite and the Eyre Bird Observatory in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                  • 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 Eyre Highway south of Madura.
                  • There is thick smoke in an area bounded by Cocklebiddy Roadhouse to the west and Redrock Road to the east.

                  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 out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    No roads have been closed.

                    Motorists are asked to 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 Dundas.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
                    • 8 Local Government, DFES and Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
                    • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for 20km east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:58am
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 20km east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

                    Please note changes under warning area, extra information and what firefighters are doing sections


                    Time of issue: 10:58 AM
                    Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for 20km east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Skull Springs Road, approximately 20 kilometres east of NULLAGINE in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

                    • 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 Skull Springs Road in Nullagine.

                    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 fast in a north/north westerly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed, however the fire may be impacting Skull Springs 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 East Pilbara.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                      • Firefighters from the Nullagine Bushfire Brigade, DFES and the Shire of East Pilbara are monitoring the fire.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 38,000 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
                      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                      • The Shire of East Pilbara 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, near Lamboo Station, south west of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek

                      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:26am
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, near Lamboo Station, south west of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

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


                      Time of issue: 10:26 AM
                      Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, near Lamboo Station, south west of Halls Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the intersection of Lamboo Road, approximately 35 kilometres south west of Halls Creek.

                      • 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 Great Northern Highway and Lamboo Road south west of Halls Creek.

                      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 out of control and unpredictable.


                        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 by contacting the Shire of Halls Creek.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                        END 

                        Bushfire All Clear for Camp 145 and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:02am
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Camp 145 and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 10:02 AM
                        Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Camp 145 and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or near Camp 145 and surrounding areas, and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                        • The bushfire that was burning has 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.


                        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 by contacting the Town of Port Hedland.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 09:12 AM on 19 October 2017 and currently there has been 70 hectares burnt.
                        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                        • The Town of Port Hedland 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                        No further updates will be issued.


                        END 

                        Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 9:43am
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas 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: 09:43 AM
                        Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
                        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                        • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price.
                        • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

                        WHAT TO DO:

                        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
                        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
                        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
                        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                        • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        The following roads have been closed:

                        • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
                        • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
                        • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

                        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                         

                        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 ASHBURTON.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
                        • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 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.
                        • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                        Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


                        END 

                        Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 8:26am
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

                        Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions


                        Time of issue: 08:26 AM
                        Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the Sandfire Roadhouse and parts of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                        • 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 fast in a westerly direction.
                          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

                          • Great Northern Highway is closed between Pardoo Roadhouse and Roebuck Plains Roadhouse, however local traffic is permitted to travel between Broome and Bidyadanga. 

                          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 Broome.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are on the scene.
                          • Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters and local pastoralists are also in attendance.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 09:15 AM on 19 October 2017.
                          • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                          END 

                          Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 7:45am
                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas 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: 07:45 AM
                          Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
                          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                          • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
                          • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

                          WHAT TO DO:

                          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
                          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
                          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

                          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
                          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                          • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          The following roads have been closed:

                          • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
                          • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
                          • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

                          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                           

                          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 ASHBURTON.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
                          • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 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.
                          • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                          Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


                          END 

                          Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 5:38am
                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas 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: 05:38 AM
                          Date of issue: 20 October 2017


                          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
                          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                          • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
                          • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

                          WHAT TO DO:

                          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
                          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
                          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

                          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
                          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                          • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          The following roads have been closed:

                          • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
                          • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
                          • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

                          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                           

                          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 ASHBURTON.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
                          • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 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.
                          • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                          Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


                          END 

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