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Bushfire Advice for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 03:50 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area east of Frank Hann National Park and west of Peak Charles National Park and Lake Tay, bounded by Lake King-Norseman Road to the north and Cascade Road to the south in the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • 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 the area between Frank Hann National Park and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE.

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 north easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads and tracks are closed:

Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road intersection to the west and Peak Charles Road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also 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 Esperance.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 13 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:11 AM on 4 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 70,000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:47 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

If you live in Southern Gascoyne you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Mount Magnet, Cue, Paynes Find, Sandstone and Yalgoo.


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 11/12/2019 15:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed an area of developing thunderstorms in the southern Gascoyne, moving slowly eastwards. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres an hour possible in the warning area over the next several hours.


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 eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:35 PM
Date of issue: 11 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • 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.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads and tracks have been closed:

    • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead
    • Balladonia Track
    • Gora Track
    • Parmango Road between Balladonia Roadhouse and farming land north east of Esperance
    • Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Parmango 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 Esperance.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
    • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • The Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:30 PM
    Date of issue: 11 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area east of Frank Hann National Park and west of Peak Charles National Park and Lake Tay, bounded by Lake King-Norseman Road to the north and Cascade Road to the south in the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • 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 the area between Frank Hann National Park and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE.

    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 north easterly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads and tracks are closed:

    Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road intersection to the west and Peak Charles Road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also 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 Esperance.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:11 AM on 4 December 2019.
    • Currently there has been 70,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • The Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE 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: 03:25 PM
    Date of issue: 11 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Magenta Road to the west, Reserve Road to the south, Mallee Road to the east and Taylor Road, Giles Road and Nield Road to the north in MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near MAGENTA ROAD in MAGENTA.

    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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:21 PM on 6 December 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Lake Grace 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 news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET Content:

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

    Please note changes under Extra Information


    Time of issue: 03:23 PM
    Date of issue: 11 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range Drive and Red Gum Pass Road in the western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRES CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET.

    • 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 STIRLING RANGE 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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Red Gum Pass Road
      • Stirling Range Drive

       

       

      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 PLANTAGENET.

      PARK/ RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

      The western part of Stirling Range National Park west of Chester Pass Road is closed.

       

       


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are continuing to patrol containment lines and are mopping up.
      • 100 per cent of the planned containment has burnt out.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area as a result of backburning operations in the park.


      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 07:11 PM on 6 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 4000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY Content:

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

      Please note changes to alert area


      Time of issue: 03:22 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people travelling along Westdale Road, west of the Butchers Road intersection in DALE in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • The fire started near the intersection of WILLIAMSON RD and BUTCHERS RD in DALE.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
      • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Butchers Road, south of Westdale Road, south of Hobbs Road, west of York-Williams Road and north of Billabong Road in DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

      • 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 fast in a north westerly 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 SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • firefighters are attending.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:05 PM on 11 December 2019.
      • Shire of Beverley 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 news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ 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: 03:21 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Hyden-Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road intersection in parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of Hyden Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road in FORRESTANIA.

      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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following road closures and conditions apply:

      • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the East Hyden Grain Bin to the Shire of Dundas
      • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the Shire of Dundas border
      • Carstairs Road is closed in the Shire of Kondinin
      • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road is closed at Carstairs Road
      • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road is closed in the Shire of Yilgarn
      • Holland Track is 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 Kondinin.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:31 PM on 3 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 150,000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:14 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

      If you live in Southern Gascoyne you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


      Locations which may be affected include Mount Magnet, Cue, Paynes Find, Sandstone and Yalgoo.


      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 11/12/2019 15:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed an area of developing thunderstorms in the southern Gascoyne, moving slowly eastwards. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres an hour possible in the warning area over the next several hours.


      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 Watch and Act for parts of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

      This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 03:07 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Old Yanchep Road and Indian Ocean Drive in Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • The fire started near the intersection of INDIAN OCEAN DR and YANCHEP BEACH RD in YANCHEP

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
      • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
      • 50 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for eastern part of DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY Content:

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

      This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 02:25 PM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Williamson Road, Butchers Road, Westdale Road and Billabong Roads in DALE in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • The fire started near the intersection of WILLIAMSON RD and BUTCHERS RD in DALE.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
      • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in York-Williams Road, Westdale Road and Butchers Roads in the eastern part of DALE in SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

      • 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 fast in a north westerly 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 SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:05 PM on 11 December 2019.
      • 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 news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Park Closure Advice for Gnangara and Pinjar off-road vehicle areas in Metro North East

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Gnangara and Pinjar off-road vehicle areas in the Cities of Swan and Wanneroo Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:53 AM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019

      Park Closure for Gnangara and Pinjar off-road vehicle areas in the Cities of Swan and Wanneroo

      The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Park Closure for Gnangara and Pinjar off-road vehicle areas in the Cities of Swan and Wanneroo.

      The areas are closed from Wednesday, 11 December to Monday, 16 December due to forecast severe fire danger. 

      WHAT TO DO:

      • People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.
      • People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
      • For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call the Parks and Wildlife Service Swan Coastal office on 9303 7700, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 10:49 AM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area east of Frank Hann National Park and west of Peak Charles National Park and Lake Tay, bounded by Lake King-Norseman Road to the north and Cascade Road to the south in the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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 the area between Frank Hann National Park and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE.

      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 north easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads and tracks are closed:

      Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road intersection to the west and Peak Charles Road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also 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 Esperance.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:11 AM on 4 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 70,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • The Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 10:46 AM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The following roads and tracks have been closed:

        • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead
        • Balladonia Track
        • Gora Track
        • Parmango Road between Balladonia Roadhouse and farming land north east of Esperance
        • Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Parmango 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 Esperance.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
        • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • The Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ 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: 10:40 AM
        Date of issue: 11 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Hyden-Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road intersection in parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the intersection of Hyden Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road in FORRESTANIA.

        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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The following road closures and conditions apply:

        • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the East Hyden Grain Bin to the Shire of Dundas
        • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the Shire of Dundas border
        • Carstairs Road is closed in the Shire of Kondinin
        • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road is closed at Carstairs Road
        • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road is closed in the Shire of Yilgarn
        • Holland Track is 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 Kondinin.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 06:31 PM on 3 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 150,000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire All Clear for NAMBEELUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for NAMBEELUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY Content:

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

        Please note changes to the alert level


        Time of issue: 10:39 AM
        Date of issue: 11 December 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for NAMBEELUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people NAMBEELUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.

        • The bushfire that was burning in NAMBEELUP has been extinguished.
        • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day..
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:18 AM on 5 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been approximately 100 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • The Shire of Murray 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 news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        No further updates will be issued.


        END

        Park Closure Advice for Serpentine National Park in Metro South East, Metro South Coastal

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Serpentine National Park in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Content:

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


        Time of issue: 10:37 AM
        Date of issue: 11 December 2019

        Park Closure for Serpentine National Park in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

        The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Park Closure for Serpentine National Park in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

        Serpentine National Park will be closed from Saturday 14 December until Monday 16 December due to forecast severe fire danger.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.
        • People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
        • For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call the local Parks and Wildlife Service office on 9290 6100, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

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


        Time of issue: 10:37 AM
        Date of issue: 11 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Magenta Road to the west, Reserve Road to the south, Mallee Road to the east and Taylor Road, Giles Road and Nield Road to the north in MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near MAGENTA ROAD in MAGENTA.

        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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:21 PM on 6 December 2019.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Shire of Lake Grace 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 news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Park Closure Advice for Avon Valley National Park in Metro North East, Midwest-Gascoyne

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Avon Valley National Park in the Shire of Toodyay and City of Swan Content:

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


        Time of issue: 10:36 AM
        Date of issue: 11 December 2019

        Park Closure for Avon Valley National Park in the Shire of Toodyay and City of Swan

        The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Park Closure for Avon Valley National Park in the Shire of Toodyay and City of Swan.

        The park will be closed from Wednesday, 11 December to Monday, 16 December due to forecast severe fire danger.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.
        • People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
        • For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call the Parks and Wildlife Service Mundaring Office on 9290 6100, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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


        Time of issue: 10:12 AM
        Date of issue: 11 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Thomas Road, Patterson Road, Medina Avenue, Calista Avenue and Wellard Road in southern part of KWINANA BEACH in CITY OF KWINANA.

        • 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 THOMAS RD and ROCKINGHAM RD in KWINANA BEACH.

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
          • firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


          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 09:00 AM on 11 December 2019.
          • 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 news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

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