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Bushfire All Clear for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 9:03am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:03 AM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

  • The bushfire that was burning in Newman Horse Yard Lease has been contained and is under control.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.
  • People are asked to avoid going to the Newman Horse Yards. 


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day..
  • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.
  • Firefighter have saved multiple structures. .


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END 

Storm - Get Ready for Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

Sun, 17/12/2017 - 5:07am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: damaging winds in Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West Content:

Please note change to the alert level.

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


Time of issue: 05:07 AM
Date of issue: 17 December 2017

Get ready now for damaging winds in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

If you live in South West and parts of Lower West and South Coastal districts you need to get ready now for the damaging winds coming this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Perth.

This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 17/12/2017 04:25:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the state from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole Sunday afternoon before extending throughout the warning area during Sunday evening.Damaging surf conditions are likely, which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.Higher than normal tides may cause flooding in low-lying coastal areas for a period during Sunday evening.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Storm - Prepare for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 11:14pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Prepare now for damaging winds in parts of Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:14 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2017

Prepare now for damaging winds in parts of Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West and South Coastal districts this includes Perth metropolitan area and surrounds you need to get ready now for the damaging winds coming tomorrow afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Perth.

This weather pattern is unusual for this time of year and is more representative of winter weather.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car.
  • Clear gutters and downpipes so they do not overflow after heavy rain.
  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home or work like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.
  • Prepare an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
  • Organise an emergency plan, including a plan to evacuate for your family and pets in case your home becomes flooded.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 16/12/2017 22:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the state from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole Sunday afternoon before extending throughout the warning area during Sunday evening.Damaging surf conditions are likely, which could cause significant beach erosion between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.Higher than normal tides may cause flooding in low-lying coastal areas for a period during Sunday evening.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 6:08pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

Please note changes under alert level. The fire has been downgraded due to a change in bushfire behavior. People are asked to avoid the Newman Horse Yards.


Time of issue: 06:08 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of COLLEY RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY in NEWMAN.

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.
  • People are asked to avoid going to the Newman Horse Yards. 

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.
  • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
  • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.
  • Firefighter have saved multiple structures. .


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Advice for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 5:57pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

Please note changes under alert level. The fire has been downgraded due to a change in bushfire behavior.


Time of issue: 05:57 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of COLLEY RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY in NEWMAN.

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.
  • People are asked to go to the Newman Horse Yards. 

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.
  • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
  • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.
  • Firefighter have saved multiple structures. .


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:59pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

Please note changes under alert level. The fire has been downgraded due to a change in bushfire behavior.


Time of issue: 04:59 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire behavior has decreased.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near the intersection of COLLEY RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY in NEWMAN.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction at 2 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Flames are 10 to 15 metres high.
  • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire.
  • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Storm - Prepare for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:57pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: thunderstorms in Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:57 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2017

Prepare now for thunderstorms in parts of Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern, Lower South West

If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West and South Coastal districts this includes Perth metropolitan area and surrounds you need to get ready now for the thunderstorms coming tomorrow afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Perth, Walpole and Yanchep.

This is unusual weather that could cause damage to homes and make travel dangerous.

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

  • Trim branches around your home to prevent them falling on your roof or car.
  • Clear gutters and downpipes so they do not overflow after heavy rain.
  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home or work like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury.
  • Prepare an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
  • Organise an emergency plan, including a plan to evacuate for your family and pets in case your home becomes flooded.


WEATHER DETAILS:

Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep slow-moving low pressure system is expected to pass close to the southwest corner of the state from late Sunday night through to early Monday afternoon. An associated cold front will affect coastal parts of the South West district during Sunday afternoon and extend over the South West Land Division during Monday.Showers and thunderstorms may cause DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY initially southwest of a line from Margaret River to Walpole Sunday afternoon before extending throughout the warning area during Sunday evening.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely, which could cause SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION between Cape Naturaliste and Albany during Sunday afternoon before extending northwards to Perth by Sunday evening.HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES may cause FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS for a period during Sunday evening.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000

After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:45pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:45 PM
Date of issue: 16 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire was reported near the EYRE HWY in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.
  • It is burning approximately 7 kilometres south southwest of the Balladonia Roadhouse. It is not expected to impact the highway.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on their way.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Dundas 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 

    Rubbish Fire All Clear for Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in Perth Metropolitan

    Sat, 16/12/2017 - 4:17pm
    Category: Other Alert Summary: Rubbish Fire All Clear for Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in the CITY OF STIRLING Content:

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

    Time of issue: 04:17 PM
    Date of issue: 16 December 2017

    Rubbish Fire All Clear for Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in the CITY OF STIRLING

    ALERT LEVEL
    A Rubbish Fire All Clear is current for people in Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in the CITY OF STIRLING.

    The rubbish fire at the Balcatta Recycling Centre in the CITY OF STIRLING has been extinguished. 

    People in the area will no longer be impacted by smoke or fumes. 

    DETAILS:

    • The fire has been extinguished.  
    • Facility staff will monitor the area overnight. 

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Approximately 25 career firefighters attended the incident.
    • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Pollution Response Team also attended. 

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

    The next update will be issued when the situation changes, No further updates will be provided.

    END 

    Bushfire Emergency Warning for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

    Sat, 16/12/2017 - 3:57pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

    Note changes throughout.

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


    Time of issue: 03:57 PM
    Date of issue: 16 December 2017


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Newman Horse Yard Lease, in NEWMAN, in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in and near the Newman Horse Yard Lease, north of Newman townsite, in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • Homes in the area are under threat now.
    • The fire is burning towards the Newman Horse Yard Leases, behind the Newman Horse Race Track.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
    • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
    • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
    • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
    • 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 at 2 kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Flames are 10 to 15 metres high.
    • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire.
    • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:54 PM on 16 December 2017.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Sat, 16/12/2017 - 3:18pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:18 PM 
    Date of issue: 16 December 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Le Grand National Park as smoke from a bushfire on Mondrain Island is impacting the park.

    • 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 on Mondrain Island

    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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 05:38 AM on 12 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 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.


      Rubbish Fire alert Advice for Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in Perth Metropolitan

      Sat, 16/12/2017 - 12:44pm
      Category: Other Alert Summary: Rubbish Fire alert for Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in the CITY OF STIRLING Content:

      Time of issue: 12:44 PM
      Date of issue: 16 December 2017

      Rubbish Fire alert for Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in the CITY OF STIRLING

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Rubbish Fire alert is current for people in or near Balcatta, Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen in the CITY OF STIRLING

      There is a rubbish fire at the Balcatta Recycling Centre, on Balcatta Road, in Balcatta in the CITY OF STIRLING. 

      Smoke and fumes from the fire is blowing in a north north easterly direction, accross Hamersley, Balga and Girrawheen. 

      WHAT TO DO:  

      Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

      • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. 
      • Air conditioners should be switched off. 
      • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
      • People with medical concerns should contact their doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. 

      • The fire is contained, but not under control. 
      • The fire is no longer issuing heavy smoke.

      ROAD CLOSURES:

      • No roads are closed.

      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Approximately 25 career firefighters are on the scene, working to bring the fire under control. 
      • Facility owners are assisting firefighters with heavy machinery.
      • The City of Stirling is also in attendance. 
      • Environmental Protection Services will attend the incident to conduct testing and monitoring. 

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.

      The next update will be issued when the situation changes

      END 

      Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Sat, 16/12/2017 - 9:25am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 09:25 AM 
      Date of issue: 16 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Le Grand National Park as smoke from a bushfire on Mondrain Island is impacting the park.

      • 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 on Mondrain Island

      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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:38 AM on 12 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 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.


        Bushfire Advice for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Fri, 15/12/2017 - 3:56pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


        Time of issue: 03:56 PM 
        Date of issue: 15 December 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Mondrain Island in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Le Grand National Park as smoke from a bushfire on Mondrain Island is impacting the park.

        • 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 on Mondrain Island

        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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:38 AM on 12 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 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.


          Bushfire All Clear for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          Wed, 13/12/2017 - 10:48pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

          Please note this alert has been downgraded


          Time of issue: 10:48 PM
          Date of issue: 13 December 2017


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Patterson Road and Office Road in the northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

          • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
          • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night
          • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

          • Office Road between Patterson Road and Ocean Street has been reopened.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:58 PM on 13 December 2017.
          • 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.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END 

          After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

          Wed, 13/12/2017 - 8:39pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: @@Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

          Please note changes to alert level

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


          Time of issue: 08:39 PM
          Date of issue: 13 December 2017

          Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

          As at 13/12/2017 20:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the South Interior District has been cancelled.

          The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

          To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          At 13/12/2017 20:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Thunderstorms are still occurring through eastern parts of the Interior of WA, however they are no longer expected to be severe.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

          Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

          • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
          • In a life threatening situation call 000

          After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END

          Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

          Wed, 13/12/2017 - 7:00pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

          Please note changes under alert area

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


          Time of issue: 07:00 PM
          Date of issue: 13 December 2017


          Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

          If you live in in the South Interior District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

          Locations which may be affected include Giles.

          This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

          • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
          • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
          • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
          • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
          • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
          IF DRIVING:
          • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
          • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
          • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
          • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

          People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          At 13/12/2017 18:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area until around 8pm WST. After this time, severe thunderstorms are expected to ease and contract east of the WA Border.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

          Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

          • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
          • In a life threatening situation call 000

          After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          Wed, 13/12/2017 - 6:54pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Road Closures sections


          Time of issue: 06:54 PM
          Date of issue: 13 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Patterson Road and Office Road in the northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of Patterson Road and Office Road in East Rockingham.
          • The fire is burning on the eastern side of Patterson Road.

          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:

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

          • Office Road between Patterson Road and Ocean Street.

          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 City of Rockingham.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and patrolling the area.
          • Approximately 65 career, Bush Fire Service and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:58 PM on 13 December 2017.
          • 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 

          Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

          Wed, 13/12/2017 - 4:47pm
          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

          Please note changes under alert area

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


          Time of issue: 04:47 PM
          Date of issue: 13 December 2017


          Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

          If you live in in the South Interior District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

          Locations which may be affected include Giles and Warburton.

          This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

          WHAT TO DO:

          DFES advises you to:

          • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
          • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
          • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
          • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
          • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
          IF DRIVING:
          • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
          • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
          • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
          • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

          People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          At 13/12/2017 15:55:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area this afternoon and continue into this evening.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

          Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

          • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
          • In a life threatening situation call 000

          After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          Wed, 13/12/2017 - 3:43pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM 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: 03:43 PM
          Date of issue: 13 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Patterson Road and Office Road in the northern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of Patterson Road and Office Road in East Rockingham.
          • The fire is burning on the eastern side of Patterson Road.

          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 out of control and unpredictable.
          • The fire is moving at a moderate speed in a north easterly direction.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Office Road between Patterson Road and Mandurah 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 City of Rockingham.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
          • Approximately 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:58 PM on 13 December 2017.
          • 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 

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