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Bushfire Advice for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM 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: 03:58 PM
Date of issue: 14 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.

  • The fire is stationary


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 NORTHAM.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • Shire of Northam are in attendance


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
  • Currently there has been approximately 50 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 03:57 PM
Date of issue: 14 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 Halls Creek.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU 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: 03:54 PM
    Date of issue: 14 December 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU.

    • 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 on the southern side of Great Central Road and is burning towards the 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:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
      • 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 SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      Please note changes under Extra Information section


      Time of issue: 03:50 PM
      Date of issue: 14 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The bushfire is burning south of the Solomon airstrip.
      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 southerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Hamersley 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 ASHBURTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
      • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
      • Currently there has been 80,000 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 the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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 What Firefighters Are Doing


      Time of issue: 03:02 PM
      Date of issue: 14 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in KARIJINI National 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.
        • 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 not contained but moderate in behaviour.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        Roads leading to Karijini Eco Reatreat are closed. The following roads are closed:

        • Weano Road from the Karijini Eco Retreat turn-off to and including Weano Recreation Area.
        • Banjima West Road from Karijini Drive turn-off to Karijini Eco Retreat.
        • Banjima North Road from the junction on Banjima West Road to the Joffre Gorge/Knox Gorge turn-off.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation and mopping up.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:47 AM on 11 December 2018.
        • Currently there has been 10,200 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

        Please note changes to alert level, bushfire behaviour and extra informaiton


        Time of issue: 01:40 PM
        Date of issue: 14 December 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained but not controlled.

        The fire is stationary.


        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 NORTHAM.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
        • Shire of Northam are in attendance


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
        • Currently there has been approximately 50 hectares burnt.
        • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Watch and Act for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

        This is a new alert


        Time of issue: 12:16 PM
        Date of issue: 14 December 2018


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        It is safe to leave south on Spencers Brook Road towards York.


        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 NORTHAM.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
        • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
        • Shire of Northam are in attendance


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
        • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

        Please note changes under Road Closures sections


        Time of issue: 12:03 PM
        Date of issue: 14 December 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The bushfire is burning south of the Solomon airstrip.
        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 southerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Hamersley 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 ASHBURTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
        • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
        • Currently there has been 20000 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 SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

        Please note updated information under Alert Level section


        Time of issue: 11:25 AM
        Date of issue: 14 December 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The bushfire is burning south of the Solomon airstrip.
        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 southerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
        • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
        • Currently there has been 20000 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 Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU 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: 11:03 AM
        Date of issue: 14 December 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU.

        • 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 on the southern side of Great Central Road and is burning towards the 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:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
          • 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 Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 10:08 AM
          Date of issue: 14 December 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

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

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 Halls Creek.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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 Road Closures


            Time of issue: 09:28 AM
            Date of issue: 14 December 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started in KARIJINI National 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.
              • 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 not contained but moderate in behaviour.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
              Roads leading to Karijini Eco Reatreat are closed. The following roads are closed:

              • Weano Road from the Karijini Eco Retreat turn-off to and including Weano Recreation Area.
              • Banjima West Road from Karijini Drive turn-off to Karijini Eco Retreat.
              • Banjima North Road from the junction on Banjima West Road to the Joffre Gorge/Knox Gorge turn-off.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, undertaking back-burning.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service and the Tom Price Bushfire Brigade 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 07:47 AM on 11 December 2018.
              • Currently there has been 10,200 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

              Please note changes to Alert Area and What To Do


              Time of issue: 05:03 PM
              Date of issue: 13 December 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

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

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 Halls Creek.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
                • DFES is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Smoke Alert Advice for Manjimup and Pemberton in Lower South West

                Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Manjimup and Pemberton in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

                Time of issue:04:46 PM
                Date of issue: 13 December 2018

                Smoke Alert for Manjimup and Pemberton in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

                The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for people in the vicinity of Manjimup and Pemberton in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

                The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out by DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service 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 DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

                END

                Bushfire Advice for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                Please note changes throughout


                Time of issue: 03:54 PM
                Date of issue: 13 December 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire started in KARIJINI National 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.
                  • 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 not contained but moderate in behaviour.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                  The following road is closed:

                  • Weano Road from the Karijini Eco Retreat turnoff to and including Weano Recreation Area.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


                  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 07:47 AM on 11 December 2018.
                  • Currently there has been 10,200 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for SOLOMON MINE SITE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                  Please note changes throughout the alert


                  Time of issue: 03:54 PM
                  Date of issue: 13 December 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD, HAMERSLEY ROAD near SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The bushfire is burning near the Solomon Mine site.
                  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 southerly direction.
                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Some roads may be closed.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                  • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
                  • Currently there has been 20000 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 Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU 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: 03:32 PM
                  Date of issue: 13 December 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU.

                  • 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 on the southern side of Great Central Road and is burning towards the 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:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
                    • 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 Billiluna Community, Balgo access road and Tanami Road part of TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Billiluna Community, Balgo access road and Tanami Road part of TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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


                    Time of issue: 12:20 PM
                    Date of issue: 13 December 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Billiluna Community, Balgo access road and Tanami Road part of TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between Billiluna Community and Balgo access road on Tanami Road part of TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for SOLOMON MINESITE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINESITE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                    Please note changes throughout the alert


                    Time of issue: 11:41 AM
                    Date of issue: 13 December 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINESITE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD, HAMERSLEY ROAD and NANUTARRA-MUNJINA ROAD near SOLOMON MINESITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                    • The bushfire is burning near the Solomon Minesite.
                    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 southerly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                    • Bush Fire Service, mine site staff and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
                    • Currently there has been 15000 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 Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU Content:

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

                    Please note changes in Alert Level section


                    Time of issue: 10:40 AM
                    Date of issue: 13 December 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU.

                    • 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 on the southern side of Great Central Road and is burning towards the 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:

                      • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
                      • 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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