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Bushfire Advice for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to 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 - Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse will reopen at 5:15pm today (Tuesday 18 September). There will be smoke over the road and drivers are asked to exercise caution.


Time of issue: 05:11 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse 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:

    • 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 between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse will reopen to traffic in both directions at 5:15pm today (Tuesday 18 September). 

    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 building containment lines.
    • DFES staff, Bush Fire Brigade and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service frefighters are in attendance. SES volunteers are also assisting. 


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 15 September 2018.
    • 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 Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 04:25 PM
    Date of issue: 18 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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 is burning approximately eight kilometres west of the El Questro turnoff from Gibb River-Wyndham Road.
    • The fire is burning on the northern side of Gibb River-Wyndham Road.

    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 unpredictable.
      • The fire is travelling in a westerly direction.


      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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Approximately four Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 18 September 2018.
      • 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 Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

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      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 04:17 PM
      Date of issue: 18 September 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE 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.

      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.


        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 by contacting the Shire of Halls Creek.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:45 AM on 16 September 2018.
        • 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 people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

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        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 04:14 PM
        Date of issue: 18 September 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse 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:

          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following road has been closed;

          • Great Northern Highway remains closed in both directions from Roebuck Plains Roadhouse to Sandfire Roadhouse due to a bushfire burning in the area.


           

          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 building containment lines.
          • DFES staff, Bush Fire Brigade and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service frefighters are in attendance. SES volunteers are also assisting. 


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 15 September 2018.
          • 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 All Clear for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

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          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 04:14 PM
          Date of issue: 18 September 2018


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, south of the Frog Hollow Community turn off, near FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY also known as WURRERANGINY in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

          • 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 in the area.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

          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 for the rest of the day.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:42 PM on 16 September 2018.
          • 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.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 04:08 PM
          Date of issue: 18 September 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

          • 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

          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 easterly direction.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

            • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
            • Surveyors Pool

            The following roads have been reopened:

            • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

            The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

            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 Wyndham-East Kimberley. 


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • 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 Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 04:05 PM
            Date of issue: 18 September 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

            • 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 is burning in bushland approximately 18 kilometres east of Warmun.

            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 unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Spring Creek Track Access to the Purnululu National Park has 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 Halls Creek or Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                • Firefighters have conducted backburning activities between Mistake Creek and the Warmun community and will continue to monitor the area.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 08:21 AM on 5 September 2018 and currently there has been 15,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • 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 Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO 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: 12:07 PM
              Date of issue: 18 September 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

              • 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 is burning approximately eight kilometres west of the El Questro turnoff from Gibb River-Wyndham Road.
              • The fire is burning on the northern side of Gibb River-Wyndham Road.

              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 unpredictable.
                • The fire is travelling in a westerly direction.


                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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene.
                • Approximately four Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 18 September 2018.
                • 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 

                Park Closure Advice for northern part of Purnululu National Park in Kimberley

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                Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for northern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:


                Time of issue: 11:26 AM
                Date of issue: 18 September 2018

                Park Closure for northern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

                The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises that the northern part of Purnululu National Park will be closed from tomorrow morning due to a bushfire in the area.

                Areas to the north of Threeways Junction in Purnululu National Park will be closed from Wednesday 19 September until further notice.

                WHAT TO DO:  

                People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage. People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
                The department will provide an update if the situation changes or when sites have been re-opened.
                For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

                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 Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 11:06 AM
                Date of issue: 18 September 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                • 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

                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 easterly direction.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

                  • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
                  • Surveyors Pool

                  The following roads have been reopened:

                  • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

                  The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

                  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 Wyndham-East Kimberley. 


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
                  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                  • 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 

                  Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 11:05 AM
                  Date of issue: 18 September 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                  • 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 is burning in bushland approximately 18 kilometres east of Warmun.

                  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 unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Spring Creek Track Access to the Purnululu National Park has 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 Halls Creek or Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                      • Firefighters have conducted backburning activities between Mistake Creek and the Warmun community and will continue to monitor the area.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 08:21 AM on 5 September 2018 and currently there has been 15,000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • 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 people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                    EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to 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 WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING section


                    Time of issue: 10:57 AM
                    Date of issue: 18 September 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse 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:

                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      The following road has been closed;

                      • Great Northern Highway remains closed in both directions from Roebuck Plains Roadhouse to Sandfire Roadhouse due to a bushfire burning in the area.


                       

                      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 building containment lines.
                      • DFES staff, Bush Fire Brigade and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service frefighters are in attendance. SES volunteers are also assisting. 


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 15 September 2018.
                      • 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 Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:56 AM
                      Date of issue: 18 September 2018


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, south of the Frog Hollow Community turn off, near FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY also known as WURRERANGINY in the SHIRE 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 is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway, south of the Frog Hollow Community turn off.

                      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 unpredictable.
                        • The fire is travelling slowly.


                        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:

                        • The fire was reported at 05:42 PM on 16 September 2018.
                        • 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 

                        Bushfire Advice for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:53 AM
                        Date of issue: 18 September 2018


                        Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE 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.

                        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.


                          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 by contacting the Shire of Halls Creek.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 05:45 AM on 16 September 2018.
                          • 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 people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

                          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Content:

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

                          Please note changes under Alert Level


                          Time of issue: 09:55 AM 
                          Date of issue: 18 September 2018


                          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

                          ALERT LEVEL: 

                          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

                          • The bushfire that was burning has been contained and is under control.
                          • 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 07:20 AM on 14 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
                          • 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 or listen to news bulletins. 
                          No further updates will be issued.


                          No further updates will be issued.


                          END 

                          Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff 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: 05:21 PM
                          Date of issue: 17 September 2018


                          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway south of the FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY turnoff in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, south of the Frog Hollow Community turn off, near FROG HOLLOW COMMUNITY also known as WURRERANGINY in the SHIRE 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 is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway, south of the Frog Hollow Community turn off.

                          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 unpredictable.
                            • The fire is travelling slowly.


                            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:

                            • The fire was reported at 05:42 PM on 16 September 2018.
                            • 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 Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                            EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 04:04 PM
                            Date of issue: 17 September 2018


                            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                            • 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 is burning in bushland approximately 18 kilometres east of Warmun.

                            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 unpredictable.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                              Spring Creek Track Access to the Purnululu National Park has 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 Halls Creek or Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                                • Firefighters have conducted backburning activities between Mistake Creek and the Warmun community and will continue to monitor the area.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 08:21 AM on 5 September 2018 and currently there has been 15,000 hectares burnt.
                              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                              • 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 Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                              EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 03:59 PM
                              Date of issue: 17 September 2018


                              Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                              ALERT LEVEL:

                              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE 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.

                              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.


                                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 HALLS CREEK.


                                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                • The fire was reported at 05:45 AM on 16 September 2018.
                                • 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 people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome.

                                EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to 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 WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING section


                                Time of issue: 03:55 PM
                                Date of issue: 17 September 2018


                                Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome.

                                ALERT LEVEL:

                                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse 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:

                                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                                  The following road has been closed;

                                  • Great Northern Highway is closed in both directions from Roebuck Plains Roadhouse to Sandfire Roadhouse due to a bushfire burning in the area.


                                   

                                  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 BROOME.


                                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


                                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                  • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 15 September 2018.
                                  • 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 Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                                  EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

                                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 03:55 PM
                                  Date of issue: 17 September 2018


                                  Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                                  ALERT LEVEL:

                                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                                  • 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

                                  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 easterly direction.


                                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                                    A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

                                    • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
                                    • Surveyors Pool

                                    The following roads have been reopened:

                                    • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

                                    The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

                                    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 Wyndham-East Kimberley. 


                                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                    • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
                                    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                                    • 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 

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