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Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:40am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


Time of issue: 03:40 AM
Date of issue: 20 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
  • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads have been closed:

  • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
  • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
  • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
  • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 1:45am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


Time of issue: 01:45 AM
Date of issue: 20 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
  • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads have been closed:

  • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
  • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
  • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
  • 32 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.
  • Local Government are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:39pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 11:39 PM
Date of issue: 19 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
  • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads have been closed:

  • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
  • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
  • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
  • 25 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:01pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 10:01 PM
Date of issue: 19 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
  • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

 

  • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads have been closed:

  • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
  • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
  • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
  • 25 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:02pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note changes under Road Closure section


Time of issue: 09:02 PM
Date of issue: 19 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the Sandfire Roadhouse and parts of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

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

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Great Northern Highway between Wallal Downs access road and Anna Plains access road has been reopened. 

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters and local pastoralists are also in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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 Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:29pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

    Please note changes to Extra Information and What Firefighters are Doing sections.


    Time of issue: 08:29 PM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
    • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

     

    • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads have been closed:

    • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
    • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
    • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
    • 25 career, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services and Rio Tinto Emergency Response Teams firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 30,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 6:32pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

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


    Time of issue: 06:32 PM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
    • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

     

    • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads have been closed:

    • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Bingarn Road
    • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.
    • Nameless Valley Road from Nanutarra-Munjina Road to Mine Road.

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, protecting assets and patrolling the area.
    • 14 firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 24 000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 4:26pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

    Please note change of warning area. The warning for Tom Price has been upgraded to Watch and Act.


    Time of issue: 04:26 PM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in TOM PRICE and surrounding areas, including the Western Turner mine site, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
    • There is fire burning toward the western side of the Tom Price town site. There is also fire activity south of the Western Turner mine site.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a various direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Fire to the west of Tom Price is burning in a south easterly direction towards the town.
    • Fire near the Western Turner mine site is burning in a south westerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads have been closed:

    • Nanutarra-Munjina Road, from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Hamersley-Mount Bruce Road
    • Bingarn Road, from Nanutarra Road to Tom Price.

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
    • 20 firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 24 000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:56pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

    Please note changes to ALERT LEVEL


    Time of issue: 03:56 PM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in and around LAVERTON-LEONORA ROAD 20 kilometres east of Laverton .

    • The bushfire that started near the intersection of LAVERTON-LEONORA ROAD and WINDARRA MINE ROAD has been contained and is under control.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day and night
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 Laverton.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:05 AM on 15 October 2017.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • The Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for Camp 145 and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:55pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Camp 145 and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

    Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information


    Time of issue: 03:55 PM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Camp 145 and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or operating near Camp 145 and surrounding areas, and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

    • 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 Great Northern Highway and Hillside-Woodstock Road in Hillside.

    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 southerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
      • Private emergency services officers, Town of Port Hedland firefighters and Port Hedland Bushfire Briagde firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:12 AM on 19 October 2017 and currently there has been 200 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:52pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 03:52 PM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the Sandfire Roadhouse and parts of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a 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.
      The following road is closed:

      • Great Northern Highway between Wallal Downs access road and Anna Plains access 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 BROOME.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters and local pastoralists are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • 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 east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:42pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 03:42 PM
      Date of issue: 19 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Skull Springs Road, approximately 35 kilometres east of NULLAGINE in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • 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 Skull Springs Road in Nullagine.

      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 fast in a north/north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed, however the fire may be impacting Skull Springs 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 East Pilbara.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
        • Firefighters from the Nullagine Bushfire Brigade and the Shire of East Pilbara are monitoring the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 25,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:40pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 03:40 PM
        Date of issue: 19 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA, including Red Rock Point Campsite and the Eyre Bird Observatory in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the Eyre Highway south of Madura.
        • There is thick smoke in an area bounded by Cocklebiddy Roadhouse to the west and Redrock Road to the east.

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          No roads have been closed.

          Motorists are asked to 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 Dundas.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
          • 8 Local Government, DFES and Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
          • 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 Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:07pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

          Please note changes under road closures and what firefighters are doing sections


          Time of issue: 02:07 PM
          Date of issue: 19 October 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near the Sandfire Roadhouse and parts of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving fast in a 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.
            The following road is closed:

            • Great Northern Highway between Wallal Downs access road and Anna Plains access 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 BROOME.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters and local pastoralists are also in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • 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 TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:57pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

            Please note changes under Advice Alert


            Time of issue: 01:57 PM
            Date of issue: 19 October 2017


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
            • It is burning towards Western Turner mine site. The fire is burning in an inaccessible area.

            WHAT TO DO:

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


            Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Rio Tinto mine site in Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON..

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • It is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site. There is a separate fire burning on the corner of NANUTARRA Road and BINGARN ROAD.

            WHAT TO DO:

            • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
            • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
            • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
            • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
            • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads have been closed:

            • Nanutarra-Munjina Road from Bingarn Road to Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road, including Nameless Valley Road
            • Smoke is impacting these roads.

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
            • 20 firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 24 000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • 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.
            Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:54am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

            Please note changes under Road Closures and throughout


            Time of issue: 11:54 AM
            Date of issue: 19 October 2017


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
            • It is burning towards Western Turner mine site. The fire is burning in an inaccessible area.

            WHAT TO DO:

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


            Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Rio Tinto mine site in Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON..

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • It is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site. There is a separate fire burning on the corner of NANUTARRA Road and BINGARN ROAD. This fire is burning in a north westerly direction.

            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 south westerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads have been closed:

            • Nanutarra-Munjina Road from Bingarn Road to Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road, including Nameless Valley Road
            • Smoke is impacting these roads.

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
            • 20 firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 24 000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • 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.
            Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:43am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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


            Time of issue: 10:43 AM
            Date of issue: 19 October 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 20 kilometres east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON .

            • 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 LAVERTON-LEONORA ROAD and WINDARRA MINE ROAD in LAVERTON.

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control but there is still a lot of smoke in the area.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              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 Laverton.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 11:05 AM on 15 October 2017.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • The Shire of Laverton 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 east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:14am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

              Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information


              Time of issue: 10:14 AM
              Date of issue: 19 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Skull Springs Road, approximately 35 kilometres east of NULLAGINE in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

              • 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 Skull Springs Road in Nullagine.

              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 fast in a north/north westerly direction.
                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed, however the fire may be impacting Skull Springs 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 East Pilbara.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                • Firefighters from the Nullagine Bushfire Brigade and the Shire of East Pilbara are monitoring the fire.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 25,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
                • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:00am
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                Please note changes under Road Closures section


                Time of issue: 10:00 AM
                Date of issue: 19 October 2017


                Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE and people travelling along Nanutarra-Munjina Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
                • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                • The fire started near the intersection of Nanutarra Road and Nameless Valley Road near Tom Price
                • It is burning towards Western Turner mine site. The fire is burning in an inaccessible area.

                WHAT TO DO:

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


                Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Rio Tinto mine site in Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON..

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • It is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site. There is a separate fire burning on the corner of NANUTARRA Road and BINGARN ROAD. This fire is burning in a north westerly direction.

                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 westerly direction.
                • It is out of control and unpredictable.

                There is a lot of smoke in the area.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                The following roads have been closed:

                • Nanutarra-MunjinaRoad from Bingarn Road to Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road, including Nameless Valley Road
                • Mine Road to Nanutarra Road

                Smoke is impacting these roads.

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on 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 SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                • 20 firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 16 000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • 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.
                Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for Camp 145 and surrounding areas, and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:54am
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Camp 145 and surrounding areas, and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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


                Time of issue: 09:54 AM
                Date of issue: 19 October 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for Camp 145 and surrounding areas, and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or operating near Camp 145 and surrounding areas, and Great Northern Highway, in HILLSIDE in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                • 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 Great Northern Highway and Hillside-Woodstock Road in Hillside.

                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:

                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 Town of Port Hedland.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                  • Private emergency services officers, Town of Port Hedland firefighters and Port Hedland Bushfire Briagde firefighters are on the scene.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 09:12 AM on 19 October 2017.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • The Town of Port Hedland 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.


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