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Bushfire Advice for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Road Closures and Conditions


Time of issue: 11:01 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads in the area have been reopened including:

  • Old Ledge Point Road from the intersection of Lancelin Road to Ledge Point Road.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
  • Currently there has been 110 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.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes to Bushfire Behavior


Time of issue: 10:43 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road near Ellenbrae Station in southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER 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.
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 easterly direction.
    • It is contained but not controlled.

    Because of the large size of the fire, it is currently burning slowly in multiple Easterly directions.


    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 actively fighting the fire.
    • Pastoralists, Wunggurr rangers, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, a ranger coordinator from the Kimberley Land Council and DFES firefighters are attending.

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:47 PM on 30 September 2019.
    • Currently there has been 300,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    Please note changes to Bushfire Behavior


    Time of issue: 10:34 AM
    Date of issue: 17 October 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in ROEBUCK PLAINS in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation and strengthening containment lines.
      • Pastoralist firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:28 PM on 14 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 8000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • 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 eastern part of MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of 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)

      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


      Time of issue: 10:29 AM
      Date of issue: 17 October 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Port Warrender Road, adjacent to the Kandiwal Community and near the entrance to the Mitchell River National Park, and people in the vicinity of Mitchell River National Park in the eastern part of 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 is now burning east of the Mitchell River National Park adjacent to Port Warrender 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 contained and under control.

        • The fire is contained along Port Warrender Road


        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 contacing SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.
        • Uunguu Ranger firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:07 PM on 10 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for Vasse Highway between Jarrahwood and Nannup in South West

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Vasse Highway between Jarrahwood and Nannup in the Shire of Nannup Content:

        The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
        Time of issue: 07:06 AM
        Date of issue: 17 October 2019

        Smoke Alert for Vasse Highway between Jarrahwood and Nannup in the Shire of Nannup

        The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Vasse Highway between Jarrahwood and Nannup in the Shire of Nannup

        The smoke is the result of Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns carried out yesterday. It is expected to clear by mid-morning today.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

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


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for for southern part of CUNDINUP in the SHIRE OF NANNUP in Lower South West

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for southern part of CUNDINUP in the SHIRE OF NANNUP Content:

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

        This is a new alert


        Time of issue: 06:42 AM
        Date of issue: 17 October 2019


        Smoke Alert for southern part of CUNDINUP in the SHIRE OF NANNUP

        • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people iravelling along VASSE HIGHWAY near the intersection of CUNDINUP SOUTH ROAD and surrounding areas in CUNDINUP in the SHIRE OF NANNUP.
        • The smoke is the result of a bushfire burning in the area.
        • The smoke is expected to clear later today.


        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 AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be 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 Nannup.


        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 unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

        Please note changes to Alert Level


        Time of issue: 06:05 PM
        Date of issue: 16 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as suppression efforts have been successful and fire conditions have improved..
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        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:

        • Old Ledge Point Road from the intersection of Lancelin Road to Ledge Point Road.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 110 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.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for Perth CBD through to the eastern and northern suburbs in Metro South East, Metro North East

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth CBD through to the eastern and northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

        The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
        Time of issue: 05:38 PM
        Date of issue: 16 October 2019

        Smoke Alert for Perth CBD through to the eastern and northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area

        The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth CBD through to the eastern and northern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area

        The smoke is the result of Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns carried out today and is expected to clear overnight.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

        Please note changes to Road Closures and Conditions


        Time of issue: 04:11 PM
        Date of issue: 16 October 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Lancelin Road, Old Ledge Point Road, and approximately a kilometre west of Indian Ocean Drive in the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        • The fire started near the intersection of CASSERLEY WAY and FISHER WAY in LANCELIN.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the LANCELIN townsite in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        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:

        • Old Ledge Point Road from the intersection of Lancelin Road to Ledge Point Road.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 110 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.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for eastern part of MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of 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)

        Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


        Time of issue: 04:05 PM
        Date of issue: 16 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Port Warrender Road, adjacent to the Kandiwal Community and near the entrance to the Mitchell River National Park, and people in the vicinity of Mitchell River National Park in the eastern part of 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 is now burning east of the Mitchell River National Park adjacent to Port Warrender 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 contained but not controlled.

          • The fire is contained along Port Warrender Road


          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 contacing SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:07 PM on 10 October 2019.
          • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

          Please note changes throughout


          Time of issue: 03:58 PM
          Date of issue: 16 October 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road near Ellenbrae Station in southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER 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.
          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 easterly direction.
            • It is contained but not controlled.

            Because of the large size of the fire, it is currently burning slowly in multiple directions.


            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 actively fighting the fire.
            • Pastoralists, Wunggurr rangers, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, a ranger coordinator from the Kimberley Land Council and DFES firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:47 PM on 30 September 2019.
            • Currently there has been 300,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

            Please note changes throughout


            Time of issue: 03:44 PM
            Date of issue: 16 October 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in ROEBUCK PLAINS in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation and strengthening containment lines.
              • Pastoralist firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 02:28 PM on 14 October 2019.
              • Currently there has been 8000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
              • 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 parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

              Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour


              Time of issue: 03:21 PM
              Date of issue: 16 October 2019


              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Lancelin Road, Old Ledge Point Road, and approximately a kilometre west of Indian Ocean Drive in the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

              • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
              • The fire started near the intersection of CASSERLEY WAY and FISHER WAY in LANCELIN.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
              • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
              • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
              • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the LANCELIN townsite in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
              • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
              • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
              • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
              • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


              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:

              • The intersection of Lancelin Road and Old Ledge Point Road

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
              • Currently there has been 110 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.
              • DFES is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
              Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

              Please note changes to Extra Information


              Time of issue: 01:38 PM
              Date of issue: 16 October 2019


              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Lancelin Road, Old Ledge Point Road, and approximately a kilometre west of Indian Ocean Drive in the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

              • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
              • The fire started near the intersection of CASSERLEY WAY and FISHER WAY in LANCELIN.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
              • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
              • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
              • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the LANCELIN townsite in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
              • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
              • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
              • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
              • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving in a north direction.
              • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.


              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:

              • The intersection of Lancelin Road and Old Ledge Point Road

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
              • Currently there has been 110 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.
              • DFES is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
              Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for eastern part of MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of 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)

              Please note changes under bushfire location and Extra Information


              Time of issue: 12:52 PM
              Date of issue: 16 October 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Port Warrender Road, adjacent to the Kandiwal Community and near the entrance to the Mitchell River National Park, and people in the vicinity of Mitchell River National Park in the eastern part of 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 is now burning east of the Mitchell River National Park adjacent to Port Warrender 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.


                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 contacing SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 05:07 PM on 10 October 2019.
                • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • DFES is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

                Please note this alert has been upgraded to a Watch and Act


                Time of issue: 12:22 PM
                Date of issue: 16 October 2019


                Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Lancelin Road, Old Ledge Point Road, and approximately a kilometre west of Indian Ocean Drive in the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

                • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                • The fire started near the intersection of CASSERLEY WAY and FISHER WAY in LANCELIN.
                WHAT TO DO:
                • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
                • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
                • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


                Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the LANCELIN townsite in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                WHAT TO DO:
                • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving in a north direction.
                • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.


                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:

                • The intersection of Lancelin Road and Old Ledge Point Road

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
                • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
                Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

                Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing


                Time of issue: 11:15 AM
                Date of issue: 16 October 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in ROEBUCK PLAINS in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north-easterly 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 SHIRE OF BROOME.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                  • Pastoralist firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 02:28 PM on 14 October 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 5500 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
                  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                  END

                  Smoke Alert Advice for Sawyers Valley, Mundaring and surrounding areas in Metro South East, Metro North East

                  Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Sawyers Valley, Mundaring and surrounding areas in the Shire of Mundaring Content:

                  The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
                  Time of issue: 11:05 AM
                  Date of issue: 16 October 2019

                  Smoke Alert for Sawyers Valley, Mundaring and surrounding areas in the Shire of Mundaring

                  The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Sawyers Valley, Mundaring and surrounding areas, including Great Eastern Highway in the Shire of Mundaring.

                  The smoke is the result of Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns and is expected to clear tomorrow.

                  WHAT TO DO:

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

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

                  Please note changes throughout


                  Time of issue: 10:46 AM
                  Date of issue: 16 October 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of LANCELIN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the southern part LANCELIN township in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  WHAT TO DO:
                  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north north easterly direction.
                  • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  All roads are open now.

                  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 Gingin.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                  • 25 Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 15 October 2019.
                  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                  Please note changes throughout


                  Time of issue: 10:44 AM
                  Date of issue: 16 October 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Kalumburu Road, between the Gibb River Road turnoff and the Drysdale River Homestead, and travelling along Gibb River Road between Kalumburu Road and the Ellenbrae Station access road, in southern parts of DRYSDALE RIVER 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.
                  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 contained but not controlled.

                    Because of the large size of the fire, it is currently burning slowly in multiple directions.


                    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.
                    • Pastoralists, Wunggurr rangers, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, a ranger coordinator from the Kimberley Land Council and DFES firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 01:47 PM on 30 September 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 300,000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

                    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
                    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                    END

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