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Bushfire Advice for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout the alert


Time of issue: 01:32 PM
Date of issue: 23 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

  • 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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
  • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 10km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is stationary.
    • It is uncontrolled.

    • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
    • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 


    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:

    • Wallaroo Rock Road
    • Wallaroo Rock Recreation site

    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 Coolgardie.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 24,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

    Please note changes under Weather Details and What Emergency Services are Doing sections.

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


    Time of issue: 11:24 AM
    Date of issue: 23 January 2019


    Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of the Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, and Mount Barker.

    This weather is unusual for this time of year in the southwest, and is more typical of a strong winter storm. Winds and heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

    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.

    • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

    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 23/01/2019 11:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system lies just off the coast from Cape Leeuwin and will move eastwards along the western south coast during the remainder of Wednesday. This system is expected to bring areas of heavy rain and squally winds over the southwest and adjacent inland parts. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds are expected southwest of a line Harvey to Albany this morning and extending to Bremer Bay and inland to Katanning by 2:00pm. The threat of damaging winds is expected to ease from the west during Wednesday evening and clear on Thursday morning. Heavy rainfall between Busselton and Windy Harbour may lead to localised flooding. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Bunbury and Walpole, extending east to Albany this evening. Cape Naturaliste has recorded a wind gust to 104 kilometres per hour at 9:00am today. Busselton Jetty recorded a wind gust to 93 kilometres per hour at 9:37am today. Cape Leeuwin has 57mm of rain since 9am Tuesday. Margaret River has 48.6mm of rain since 9am Tuesday.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be 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 by contacting your local Shire.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Emergency services have answered more than eight calls for help since 8.30am this morning.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    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 south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south 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)

    Please note changes under Road Closures


    Time of issue: 10:47 AM
    Date of issue: 23 January 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres north of Israelite Bay in the south 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 in a north westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

      • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access)
      • Gora Tracks from/to Mt Ragged and Israelite Bay are closed
      • Balladonia Track, Wattle Camp and Cliffs Track are closed
      • All tracks leading north from Fisheries Track through to Israelite Bay and beyond are closed. This includes access to Bronze Whaler Bay, Wattle Camp and Point Culver to the ‘Cliffs”

      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 installing containment lines along the east side of Parmango Road.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 17,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in 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: 10:42 AM
      Date of issue: 23 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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 Parmango Road in BURAMINYA.
      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 moving in a northerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).

        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 and monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
        • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

        Please note changes to affected locations and under weather details.

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


        Time of issue: 09:52 AM
        Date of issue: 23 January 2019


        Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of the Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Albany, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, and Mount Barker.

        This weather is unusual for this time of year in the southwest, and is more typical of a strong winter storm. Winds and heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

        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.

        • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

        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 23/01/2019 09:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a developing low pressure system is expected to bring areas of heavy rain and squally winds as it moves over the southwest on Wednesday. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds are expected southwest of a line Harvey to Albany by this morning and extending to Bremer Bay and inland to Katanning by 2:00pm. Winds are expected to ease by Thursday. Heavy rainfall between Busselton and Windy Harbour may lead to localised flooding. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Bunbury and Walpole, extending east to Albany this evening. Cape Naturaliste has recorded a wind gust to 104 kilometres per hour at 9:00am today. Cape Leeuwin has 57mm of rain since 9am Tuesday. Margaret River has 48.6mm of rain since 9am Tuesday.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be 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 by contacting your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.
        • Emergency services have answered more than two calls for help since 8.30am this morning.
        • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


        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 south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

        Please note changes under what firefighters are doing


        Time of issue: 09:52 AM
        Date of issue: 23 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park, including the Millstream headquarters and surrounds.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Snappy Gum Drive and the main access road into Millstream Chichester Naional Park have been closed.

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

          RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

          The following sites have been closed:

          • Millstream homestead
          • Milyana campground
          • Deep Reach pool
          • Stargazers campground


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • Currently there has been 800 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the 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: 09:47 AM
          Date of issue: 23 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve 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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve

          WHAT TO DO:

            Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
            • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
            • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
            • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
            • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

            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 uncontained.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

            The following tracks are closed the public:

            • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
            • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

            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 fire.


            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 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 500 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 09:47 AM
            Date of issue: 23 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Dales Gorge recreation area in the north-eastern part of Karijini National Park.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

              • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
              • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
              • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              The following roads have been closed:

              • The access road to Dales Gorge
              • Banjima East Road at the turnoff to Karijini Drive
              • Banjima North Road from Joffre Gorge turnoff, eastwards to the intersection of Banjima East Road

               

               

              RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

              The following recreation sites have been closed:

              • Karijini Visitor Centre
              • Dales Gorge recreation area, including Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool
              • Kalamina Gorge


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 3550 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for north eastern part of NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

              Please note changes in Alert Level, What Firefighters are Doing and Road Closures sections


              Time of issue: 09:42 AM
              Date of issue: 23 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Nilgen Road, Bottlebrush Road, Callistemon Loop and Dingo Road in NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

              • 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 CALLISTEMON LOOP and BOTTLEBRUSH RD in NILGEN.
              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:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Nilgen Road between Bottlebrush Road and Dingo Road has been re-opened.

              Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to firefighters working in the area.

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
              • 5 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 11:40 AM on 22 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 70 hectares burnt.
              • Shire of Gingin is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Cyclone Blue Alert for Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay but not including Derby

              Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay but not including Derby in the Kimberley Content:

              The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
              Time of issue: 09:41 AM
              Date of issue: 23 January 2019


              Cyclone BLUE ALERT for Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay but not including Derby in the Kimberley

              COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
              A BLUE ALERT is current for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay including Cockatoo Island, Koolan Island but not including Derby in the Kimberley.
              Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

              WHAT TO DO:
              DFES advises:

              • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
              • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
              • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.


              CYCLONE DETAILS:
              As at 23 January 2019 08:53 AM:

              The Bureau of Meteorology advises a tropical low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday. Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. If the system moves slower than forecast and take a more southerly track, closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

              Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are not expected during Wednesday but may develop during Thursday morning between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, not including Derby, if the system moves closer to the coast.

              Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible, particularly about the northwest Kimberley coast

              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

              CYCLONE WARNING:

              Cyclone Warning is declared for the northwest Kimberley coast for a developing tropical low.


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.

              IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

              • For SES assistance call 132 500
              • In a life threatening situation call 000
              • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
              • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

              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 - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

              Please note changes under the Weather Situation section

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


              Time of issue: 05:16 AM
              Date of issue: 23 January 2019


              Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

              If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Augusta, Dunsborough, Harvey, Jerramungup and Walpole.

              This weather is unusual for this time of year in the southwest, and is more typical of a strong winter storm. Winds and heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

              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 23/01/2019 04:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a developing low pressure system is expected to bring areas of heavy rain and squally winds as it moves over the southwest on Wednesday. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds are expected between Busselton and Augusta, extending to southwest of a line Harvey to Albany by 08:00am this morning and extending to Bremer Bay and inland to Katanning by 02:00pm this afternoon. Winds are expected to ease by Thursday. Heavy rainfall between Busselton and Windy Harbour may lead to localised flooding. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Bunbury and Walpole. Cape Naturaliste has recorded a wind gust to 94 km/hr at 9:04 pm Tuesday. Cape Leeuwin has 57mm of rain since 9am Tuesday. Margaret River has 48.6mm of rain since 9am Tuesday.


              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 by contacting 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 - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

              Please note changes under Alert Level and Weather Situation sections

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


              Time of issue: 11:38 PM
              Date of issue: 22 January 2019


              Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

              If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of Great Southern districts. you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Augusta, Dunsborough, Harvey, Jerramungup and Walpole.

              This weather is unusual for this time of year in the southwest, and is more typical of a strong winter storm. Winds and heavy rain may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

              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 22/01/2019 22:58:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A developing low pressure system is expected to bring areas of heavy rain and squally winds as it moves over the southwest on Wednesday. Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 kilometres per hour with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause damage to homes and property. Damaging winds may develop around 02:00am Wednesday morning between Busselton and Augusta, extending to southwest of a line Harvey to Albany by 08:00am Wednesday morning and extending to Bremer Bay and inland to Katanning by 02:00pm Wednesday afternoon. There is some uncertainty on the location of the low and the extent of damaging winds is dependent on the location of the low. If the low develops further to the north the warning area may be extended as far north as Mandurah. Winds are expected to ease by Thursday. Heavy rainfall between Busselton and Windy Harbour may lead to localised flooding. Damaging surf conditions are likely which could cause significant beach erosion between Bunbury and Walpole. Cape Naturaliste has recorded a wind gust to 94 km/hr at 9:04 pm Tuesday.


              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 by contacting 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

              Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in Kimberley

              Category: Other Alert Summary: Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in the Kimberley Content:

              Please note changes to weather details

              Time of issue:  09:06 PM
              Date of issue:  22 January 2019

              Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in the Kimberley

              ALERT LEVEL
              A Cyclone Advice is current for people between Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in the Kimberley

              If you live between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in the Kimberley you need to prepare your home and family for a possible cyclone, with the development of a tropical low off the Western Australian coast. 

              Remember that preparing your home and property is your responsibility.

              WHAT TO DO:  

              Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

              • Review your family cyclone plan and make sure everyone knows what to do.
              • Prepare your home inside and out.
              • Organise an emergency kit with a portable battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
              • Know the community cyclone alert system and the steps that must be taken for each alert.

               

              DETAILS:

              As at 8:00pm on Tuesday 22 January, the Bureau of Meteorology advises a developing tropical low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday. Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. If the system tracks closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

              Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

              Location: within 110 kilometres of 12.0 degrees South 125.9 degrees East, estimated to be 270 kilometres north northwest of Kalumburu and 415 kilometres north northeast of Kuri Bay.

              Movement: south southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.

              Hazards: Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are not expected to develop between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday but may develop during Thursday afternoon if the system moves closer to the coast. Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

              Community alerts will be issued by DFES if the cyclone comes closer. There are four stages of alerts; Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear:
              • BLUE ALERT means prepare for dangerous weather.
              • YELLOW ALERT means take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.
              • RED ALERT means go to shelter immediately.
              • ALL CLEAR means that wind and storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

              IMPORTANT NUMBERS:  

              • For State Emergency Service (SES) assistance call 132 500.
              • In a life-threatening situation call 000.
              • For weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

              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 south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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


              Time of issue: 06:21 PM
              Date of issue: 22 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park, including the Millstream headquarters and surrounds.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

                • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Snappy Gum Drive and the main access road into Millstream Chichester Naional Park have been closed.

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

                RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

                The following sites have been closed:

                • Millstream homestead
                • Milyana campground
                • Deep Reach pool
                • Stargazers campground


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • Currently there has been 300 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in Kimberley

                Category: Other Alert Summary: Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in the Kimberley Content:

                This is a new alert

                Time of issue:  04:51 PM
                Date of issue:  22 January 2019

                Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in the Kimberley

                ALERT LEVEL
                A Cyclone Advice is current for people between Kuri Bay to Beagle Bay, excluding Derby in the Kimberley

                If you live between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in the Kimberley you need to prepare your home and family for a possible cyclone, with the development of a tropical low off the Western Australian coast. 

                Remember that preparing your home and property is your responsibility.

                WHAT TO DO:  

                Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

                • Review your family cyclone plan and make sure everyone knows what to do.
                • Prepare your home inside and out.
                • Organise an emergency kit with a portable battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
                • Know the community cyclone alert system and the steps that must be taken for each alert.

                 

                DETAILS:

                As at 2:52pm on Tuesday 22 January, the Bureau of Meteorology advises a developing tropical low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday. Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. If the system tracks closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

                Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

                Location: within 110 kilometres of 11.3 degrees South 125.9 degrees East, estimated to be 345 kilometres north northwest of Kalumburu and 490 kilometres north northeast of Kuri Bay.

                Movement: southwest at 16 kilometres per hour.

                Hazards: Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are not expected to develop between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday but may develop during Thursday afternoon if the system moves closer to the coast. Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

                Community alerts will be issued by DFES if the cyclone comes closer. There are four stages of alerts; Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear:
                • BLUE ALERT means prepare for dangerous weather.
                • YELLOW ALERT means take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.
                • RED ALERT means go to shelter immediately.
                • ALL CLEAR means that wind and storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

                IMPORTANT NUMBERS:  

                • For State Emergency Service (SES) assistance call 132 500.
                • In a life-threatening situation call 000.
                • For weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

                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 north eastern part of NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

                Please note change to Alert Level


                Time of issue: 04:32 PM
                Date of issue: 22 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Nilgen Road, Bottlebrush Road, Callistemon Loop and Dingo Road in NILGEN in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

                • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and controlled.
                • 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 CALLISTEMON LOOP and BOTTLEBRUSH RD in NILGEN.
                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:

                • Nilgen Road bewteen Bottlebrush Road and Dingo Road

                 

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
                • 50 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 11:40 AM on 22 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 70 hectares burnt.
                • Shire of Gingin 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

                Cyclone Advice for Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in Kimberley

                Category: Other Alert Summary: Cyclone Advice for between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in the Kimberley Content:

                This is a new alert

                Time of issue:  04:08 PM
                Date of issue:  22 January 2019

                Cyclone Advice for between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in the Kimberley

                ALERT LEVEL
                A Cyclone Advice is current for people between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in the Kimberley

                If you live between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay, excluding Derby, in the Kimberley you need to prepare your home and family for a possible cyclone, with the development of a tropical low off the Western Australian coast. 

                Remember that preparing your home and property is your responsibility.

                WHAT TO DO:  

                Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA advises you to:  

                • Review your family cyclone plan and make sure everyone knows what to do.
                • Prepare your home inside and out.
                • Organise an emergency kit with a portable battery-operated radio, torch, spare batteries and a first aid kit.
                • Know the community cyclone alert system and the steps that must be taken for each alert.

                 

                DETAILS:

                As at 2:52pm on Tuesday 22 January, the Bureau of Meteorology advises a developing tropical low is forecast to develop into a tropical cyclone during Thursday. Conditions are favourable for intensification as it continues to move southwest over water later in the week, parallel to the coast. If the system tracks closer to the coast, gales may develop along the northwest Kimberley coast.

                Intensity: Tropical Low, sustained winds near the centre of 35 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 85 kilometres per hour.

                Location: within 110 kilometres of 11.3 degrees South 125.9 degrees East, estimated to be 345 kilometres north northwest of Kalumburu and 490 kilometres north northeast of Kuri Bay.

                Movement: southwest at 16 kilometres per hour.

                Hazards: Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are not expected to develop between Kuri Bay and Beagle Bay for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday but may develop during Thursday afternoon if the system moves closer to the coast. Squally thunderstorms are expected. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

                Community alerts will be issued by DFES if the cyclone comes closer. There are four stages of alerts; Blue, Yellow, Red and All Clear:
                • BLUE ALERT means prepare for dangerous weather.
                • YELLOW ALERT means take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.
                • RED ALERT means go to shelter immediately.
                • ALL CLEAR means that wind and storm surge dangers have passed but you need to take care to avoid the dangers caused by damage.

                IMPORTANT NUMBERS:  

                • For State Emergency Service (SES) assistance call 132 500.
                • In a life-threatening situation call 000.
                • For weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

                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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


                Time of issue: 03:47 PM
                Date of issue: 22 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                • 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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
                • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
                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 southerly direction.
                  • It is uncontrolled.

                  • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
                  • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 


                  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:

                  • Wallaroo Rock Road
                  • Wallaroo Rock Recreation site

                  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 Coolgardie.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 23,000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 03:29 PM
                  Date of issue: 22 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Dales Gorge recreation area in the north-eastern part of Karijini National Park.

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

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

                    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    The following roads have been closed:

                    • The access road to Dales Gorge
                    • Banjima East Road at the turnoff to Karijini Drive
                    • Banjima North Road from Joffre Gorge turnoff, eastwards to the intersection of Banjima East Road

                     

                     

                    RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

                    The following recreation sites have been closed:

                    • Karijini Visitor Centre
                    • Dales Gorge recreation area, including Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool
                    • Kalamina Gorge


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 3550 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the 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: 03:22 PM
                    Date of issue: 22 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve 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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
                      • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
                      • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
                      • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
                      • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

                      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 uncontained.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

                      The following tracks are closed the public:

                      • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
                      • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

                      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 fire.


                      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 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 500 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.


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