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Bushfire Advice for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 11:34 AM 
Date of issue: 16 August 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Gibb River Road in the vicinity of the western part of King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started in the western part of the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is uncontained 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 SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:12 AM on 15 August 2018 and currently there has been 250 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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. 
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    Bushfire Advice for north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


    Time of issue: 11:17 AM
    Date of issue: 16 August 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Cape Leveque Road near the intersection of Middle Lagoon Road north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA 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.
    • The fire started near the intersection of Cape Leveque Road and Middle Lagoon Road in Dampier Peninsula.

    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:

      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 BROOME.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:22 PM on 15 August 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 north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:51 PM
      Date of issue: 15 August 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Cape Leveque Road near the intersection of Middle Lagoon Road north east of DAMPIER PENINSULA 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.
      • The fire started near the intersection of Cape Leveque Road and Middle Lagoon Road in Dampier Peninsula.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        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 BROOME.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:22 PM on 15 August 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 western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 Extra Information


        Time of issue: 03:44 PM 
        Date of issue: 15 August 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Gibb River Road in the vicinity of the western part of King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started in the western part of the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

        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.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is uncontained 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 SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 07:12 AM on 15 August 2018 and currently there has been 250 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • 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. 
          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          Bushfire Advice for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


          Time of issue: 09:04 AM 
          Date of issue: 15 August 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for western side of King Leopold Ranges in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Gibb River Road in the vicinity of the western part of King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the western part of the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

          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.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is uncontained 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 SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on their way.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 07:12 AM on 15 August 2018.
            • 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. 
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            Flood - Take Care for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

            Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern districts Content:

            Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


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


            Time of issue: 12:11 PM
            Date of issue: 14 August 2018

            Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern districts.

            People in Harvey River, Collie River, Preston River, Blackwood River, Busselton Coastal Rivers and South West District Rivers catchments should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

            The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Watch has been cancelled for Harvey River, Collie River, Preston River, Blackwood River, Busselton Coastal Rivers and South West District Rivers catchments.

            WHAT TO DO:  
            DFES advises you to

            • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
            • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
            • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
            • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
            IF DRIVING:
            • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
            • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
             

            ROAD CLOSURES:
            Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

            Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire. 

            FLOOD DETAILS:  
            As at 14/08/2018 11:49:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises no significant rainfall is forecast for Wednesday. With less than expected observed rainfall, minor flood levels are no longer likely, catchment conditions are wet, river levels are high and caution should still be taken around water ways.

            Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
            For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


            IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

            • For SES assistance call 132 500  
            • In a life threatening situation call 000  
            • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


            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 All Clear for the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


            Time of issue: 10:30 AM
            Date of issue: 14 August 2018


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Cape Leveque Road north of Country Downs Station and south of the Pender Bay turn off on the Dampier Peninsula in the Shire of Broome.

            • The bushfire is no longer impacting travellers in this area.
            • 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 by contacting the Shire of Broome. 


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:49 AM on 9 August 2018 and currently there has been 5000 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.
            No further updates will be issued.


            END 

            Bushfire All Clear for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER 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


            Time of issue: 04:34 PM
            Date of issue: 13 August 2018


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Elvire River and the intersection of Sophie Downs North Road in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

            • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
            • 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 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 SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:08 PM on 10 August 2018 and currently there has been 6000 hectares burnt.
            • 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 the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the DAMPIER PENINSULA 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: 04:04 PM
            Date of issue: 13 August 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Cape Leveque Road north of Country Downs Station and south of the Pender Bay turn off on the Dampier Peninsula 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.
            • The fire started near the intersection of PHILLIP RD and GUNBURRD DR in DAMPIER PENINSULA.

            WHAT TO DO:

            • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
            • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
            • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
            • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
            • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

            If driving

            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
            • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
            • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


            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 Broome. 


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:49 AM on 9 August 2018 and currently there has been 5000 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 

            Flood - Prepare for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

            Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern districts Content:


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


            Time of issue: 01:43 PM
            Date of issue: 13 August 2018

            Prepare for flooding in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern districts.


            People in the South West District Rivers catchment should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected today and tomorrow. Catchments likely to be affected include Harvey River, Collie River, Preston River, Blackwood River, Busselton Coastal Rivers and South West District Rivers.

            There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

            WHAT TO DO:  
            DFES advises you to:

            • Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
            • Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
            • Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
            • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
            • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
            • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
            • Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
            IF DRIVING:
            • Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
            • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
            • Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

            ROAD CLOSURES:
            Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

            Four wheel drive vehicles and trucks may proceed with caution.

            Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting your local Shire. 

            FLOOD DETAILS:  
            As at 13/08/2018 12:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises areas of flooding may develop along rivers in the South West District Rivers during Monday into Tuesday. A cold front will approach the far southwest of the State late Monday and move through the South West Land Division on Tuesday. Catchment conditions in the South West District are wet from rainfall over the past few weeks streams and rivers flowing. For the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday rainfall totals of 10 to 20 mm with isolated 35 mm are forecast across the South West District. Catchment conditions are wet and forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.

            Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
            For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

            • For SES assistance call 132 500  
            • In a life threatening situation call 000  
            • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


            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 provided when the situation changes.  

            END

            Flood - Take Care for Lower South West

            Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Lower South West districts Content:

            Please note changes throughout the alert


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


            Time of issue: 12:54 PM
            Date of issue: 13 August 2018

            Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Lower South West districts.

            People in the Lefroy Brook catchment should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.

            The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Watch has been cancelled for the Lefroy Brook catchment .

            WHAT TO DO:  
            DFES advises you to

            • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
            • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
            • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
            • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
            IF DRIVING:
            • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
            • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
             

            ROAD CLOSURES:

            Some roads may be closed



            Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au 

            FLOOD DETAILS:  
            Flooding is no longer likely along rivers in the South West Districts. While minor flood levels are not expected, catchment conditions are wet, river levels are high and caution should still be taken around water ways.

            Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
            For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:


            IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

            • For SES assistance call 132 500  
            • In a life threatening situation call 000  
            • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


            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 the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the DAMPIER PENINSULA 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 alert level and bushfire behaviour sections


            Time of issue: 11:12 AM
            Date of issue: 13 August 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Cape Leveque Road north of Country Downs Station and south of the Pender Bay turn off on the Dampier Peninsula 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.
            • The fire started near the intersection of PHILLIP RD and GUNBURRD DR in DAMPIER PENINSULA.

            WHAT TO DO:

            • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
            • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
            • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
            • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
            • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

            If driving

            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
            • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
            • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


            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 Broome. 


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:49 AM on 9 August 2018 and currently there has been 5000 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 Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER 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: 11:01 AM
            Date of issue: 13 August 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Elvire River and the intersection of Sophie Downs North Road in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER 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.

            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 fire is moving in a westerly direction.
              • It is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have 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 SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 04:08 PM on 10 August 2018 and currently there has been 6000 hectares burnt.
              • 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 in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER 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, What Firefighters are Doing and Road Closures and Conditions sections


              Time of issue: 04:47 PM
              Date of issue: 12 August 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Elvire River and the intersection of Sophie Downs North Road in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER 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.

              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 fire is moving in a westerly direction.
                • It is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have 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 SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 04:08 PM on 10 August 2018 and currently there has been 6000 hectares burnt.
                • 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 Beagle Bay Airport on the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Beagle Bay Airport on the DAMPIER PENINSULA 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: 03:36 PM
                Date of issue: 12 August 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Beagle Bay Airport on the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Beagle Bay Airport, from the northern boundary of Country Downs Station on Cape Leveque Road to the Aboriginal community of Beagle Bay on the DAMPIER PENINSULA 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.
                • The fire started near the intersection of PHILLIP RD and GUNBURRD DR in DAMPIER PENINSULA.

                WHAT TO DO:

                • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                If driving

                • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
                • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
                • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly direction.
                • 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 Broome. 


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 04:49 AM on 9 August 2018 and currently there has been 5000 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 Watch and Act for parts of ORD RIVER in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of ORD RIVER 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: 03:29 PM
                Date of issue: 12 August 2018


                Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of ORD RIVER in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Elvire River and the intersection of Sophie Downs North Road in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

                • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the winds have increased and fire is spreading fast.
                • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
                • The fire started near the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in HALLS CREEK.
                • Moving is a westerly direction towards Milba Aboriginal Community

                WHAT TO DO:

                • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                • The fire is moving in a westerly direction.
                • It is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                A number of roads have been closed including Great Northern Highway between Halls Creek and Victoria Highway. 

                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 on the scene back burning around the Milba Aboriginal Community.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 04:08 PM on 10 August 2018 and currently there has been 6000 hectares burnt.
                • 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 Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER 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 What Firefighters Are Doing section


                Time of issue: 01:07 PM
                Date of issue: 12 August 2018


                Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Great Northern Highway in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Elvire River and the intersection of Sophie Downs North Road in MUELLER RANGES and ORD RIVER in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

                • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the winds have increased and fire is spreading fast.
                • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
                • The fire started near the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in HALLS CREEK.
                • Moving is a westerly direction towards Milba Aboriginal Community

                WHAT TO DO:

                • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                • The fire is moving in a westerly direction.
                • It is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                A number of roads have been closed including Great Northern Highway between Halls Creek and Victoria Highway. 

                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 on the scene back burning around the Milba Aboriginal Community.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:55 PM on 5 August 2018 and currently there has been 6000 hectares burnt.
                • 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 

                Flood - Prepare for Lower South West

                Category: Flood Alert Summary: Prepare for flooding in parts of the Lower South West districts Content:


                Please ignore previous notification in relation to being prepared to evacuate that was issued in error


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


                Time of issue: 12:28 PM
                Date of issue: 12 August 2018

                Prepare for flooding in parts of the Lower South West districts.


                People in the Lefroy Brook catchment should prepare for possible flooding expected today and over the coming days. This includes people along Lefroy Brook, north and south of Vasse Highway.

                There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

                WHAT TO DO:  
                DFES advises you to:

                • Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
                • Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
                • Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
                • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
                • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
                • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
                • Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
                IF DRIVING:
                • Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
                • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
                • Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

                ROAD CLOSURES:

                Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.



                Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au 

                FLOOD DETAILS:  

                Stream rises have been recorded in response to rainfall since Wednesday last week. Rainfall combined with current catchment conditions may cause significant stream rises with areas of flooding possible.

                Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
                For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                • DFES is working closely with Local Government.


                IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

                • For SES assistance call 132 500  
                • In a life threatening situation call 000  
                • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


                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 provided when the situation changes.  

                END

                Flood - Prepare for

                Category: Flood Alert Summary: People in parts of Pemberton, Eastbrook and Channybearup, south of the Big Brook Dam in the Shire of Manjimup in the Lower South West should PREPARE TO EVACUATE due to flooding Content:


                This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.  


                Time of issue: 11:46 AM
                Date of issue: 12 August 2018

                People in parts of Pemberton, Eastbrook and Channybearup, south of the Big Brook Dam in the Shire of Manjimup in the Lower South West should PREPARE TO EVACUATE due to flooding.

                The Bureau of Meteorology advises rapid flooding is likely in the the Lefroy Brook River catchment today.

                People in this area should prepare to evacuate.

                WHAT TO DO:
                DFES advises you to:

                • Know where you will go. This may be to family and friends away from the area or to your nearest temporary evacuation centre.
                • Tell other people of your plan and where will go.
                • Pack an emergency kit, including warm clothes, valuables, important papers, canned food and water in waterproof bags.
                • Make sure everyone in your family is wearing strong shoes and suitable clothing.
                • Disconnect power, water and gas supplies.
                • Raise furniture, clothing and valuables on to beds, tables and into your roof space if possible.
                • Secure loose objects and outdoor equipment.
                • Relocate chemicals and poisons safely.
                • Create sandbags by filling pillow cases with sand and be ready to place them in toilets and over drains to prevent sewerage backflow.
                • Move vehicles to higher, safer ground.
                • Make sure your neighbours have received this warning.

                Prepare for flooding in parts of the districts.


                People in should prepare for possible Minor flooding expected .

                There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.

                WHAT TO DO:  
                DFES advises you to:

                • Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
                • Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
                • Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
                • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
                • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
                • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
                • Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
                IF DRIVING:
                • Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
                • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
                • Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

                ROAD CLOSURES:
                Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

                Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

                FLOOD DETAILS:  
                As at 02/08/2018 10:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises advises areas of flooding may develop along water courses in the South West District during Friday overnight into Saturday. A cold front will move over the South West Land Division later on Friday and during Saturday, although it is not expected to be as strong as Wednesday's front. Catchments in the South West are seasonally wet for this time of year. Stream rises have been recorded in response to rainfall since Wednesday .The cold front expected will bring rainfall totals of 15 to 25 mm across the Central West, Lower West, Central Wheat Belt and South West Districts from Dongara, extending south to Albany and along the South Coast to Esperance. Some isolated falls of 40 mm possible. The forecast rainfall combined with current catchment conditions may cause significant stream rises with areas of flooding possible along watercourses in the South West District.

                Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au
                For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

                • For SES assistance call 132 500  
                • In a life threatening situation call 000  
                • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood        


                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 provided when the situation changes.  

                END

                Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Mount Hardman in the Shire of Derby in Kimberley

                Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Mount Hardman in the Shire of Derby Content:

                The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

                Time of issue: 11:38 AM
                Date of issue: 12 August 2018

                A Smoke Alert has been issued for Mount Hardman in the Shire of Derby

                A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near Mt Hardman and surrounding areas in the Shire of Derby. Smoke from a bushfire on the Quambun Station is affecting the Great Northern Highway 70km west of Fitzroy Crossing. 

                WHAT TO DO:

                • 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:

                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.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:
                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.
                More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.

                END

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