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Bushfire Watch and Act for southern parts of ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER, including the Elleker townsite in the CITY OF ALBANY 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

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


Time of issue: 02:43 PM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER, including the Elleker townsite in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  north and south of Lower Denmark Road, including the Elleker townsite and people surrounding the Lake Powell Nature Reserve in REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes are under threat now. It is safe to leave if you leave immediately.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
  • The fire is burning on both sides of South Coast Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of the Elleker townsite and between Wilgie Road to the west and Prescottvale Road to the east down to the coast in REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • 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 REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
  • It is burning in a south south easterly direction

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south south easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • This means homes in the Elleker townsite are under imminent threat now. It is safe to leave now.


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:

  • The intersection at Marbelup North Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on Marbelup North Road.
  • South Coast Highway between George Street and Rutherford Road.

Lower Denmark Road between George Street and Rutherford Road has been reopened.

There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

Please drive with extreme caution.

More information will be issued when known.

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

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

EVACUTATION CENTRE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
    • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
  • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

RED CROSS:

People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 70 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, career firefighters are attending.
  • City of Albany are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 1500 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

Please note changes throughout

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


Time of issue: 02:28 PM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

Locations which may be affected include the Perth Metropolitan area, Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Norseman and Northam.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES advises you to:

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

  • 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 25/05/2018 10:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised showers and winds will increase during the afternoon as a deep low passes to the south of the state during Friday. At 1:30 pm, radar and satellite imagery showed showers and isolated thunderstorms over southwest parts of WA. Thunderstorms have developed to the northwest of Esperance and are moving in a southeasterly direction. A deep low pressure system southwest of WA will move eastwards and pass to the south of the state during Friday with showers and winds increasing during Friday afternoon. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible in coastal parts from Lancelin southwards to Walpole, including the Perth Metropolitan area. The threat of DAMAGING WINDS will extend inland to remaining parts of the warning area during Friday afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms currently to the northwest of Esperance may generate DAMAGING WINDS in the warning area east of Ravensthorpe this afternoon. There is a slight risk of DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES AND PROPERTY in localised coastal parts between Bunbury and Walpole. Tides between Lancelin and Walpole are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING of low-lying coastal areas. This area will extend to Albany and Hopetoun during Saturday morning. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are likely which may cause BEACH EROSION. The strongest wind gusts recorded during Friday include: Cape Leeuwin: 107 km/h, Busselton Jetty: 93 km/h, Rottnest Island: 93 km/h, Esperance Airport: 91 km/h. The passage of the low is expected to produce conditions windier than a typical cold front and is likely to produce the kind of weather that is only seen around twice a year over the SW corner of WA.


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 calling your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • Emergency services have answered more than 147 calls for help since 3.00pm yesterday.
  • The majority of calls for assistance have come from the Perth Metropolitan area, Lower South West and Great Southern.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK 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: 02:25 PM 
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded because of significant rainfall over the fire ground
  • 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 Nut Road and South Coast Highway junction in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is uncontained.
    • The fire is no longer travelling due to rainfall over the fire ground.


    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: 

    • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
    • Nut Road is closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:42 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 300 hectares burnt.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


    Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert

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


    Time of issue: 01:46 PM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Chester Pass Road, Takalarup Road, Deep Creek Road, Penn Road and Mindijup Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
    • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
    • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
    • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
    • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
    • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Takalarup Road, Palmdale Road and Moir Road including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • 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.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a south south easterly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads are closed and impassable due to fallen powerlines and trees. 

    Please drive with extreme caution.

    More information will be issued when known.

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

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

    EVACUTATION CENTRE:

    • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
      •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
    • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
    • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

    RED CROSS

    People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 20 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
    • City of Albany is also in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 2800 hectares burnt.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for southern parts of ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER, including the Elleker townsite in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

    Please note upgraded Emergency Warning Area which now includes the Elleker townsite. Please note changes throughout the alert.

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


    Time of issue: 01:36 PM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER, including the Elleker townsite in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  north and south of Lower Denmark Road, including the Elleker townsite and people surrounding the Lake Powell Nature Reserve in REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • Homes are under threat now. It is safe to leave if you leave immediately.
    • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
    • The fire is burning on both sides of South Coast Highway.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
    • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of the Elleker townsite and between Wilgie Rd to the west and Prescottvale to the east Rd down to the coast in REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • 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 REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
    • It is burning in a south south easterly direction

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a south south easterly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • This means Homes in the elleker townsite are under imminent threat now. It is safe to leave now.


    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:

    • The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.
    • South Coast Highway between George Street and Rutherford Road.

    Lower Denmark Road between George Street and Rutherford Road has been reopened.

    There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

    Please drive with extreme caution.

    More information will be issued when known.

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

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

    EVACUTATION CENTRE:

    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
      • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
    • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
    • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

    RED CROSS:

    People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 40 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, career firefighters are attending.
    • City of Albany are also in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 1500 hectares burnt.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY 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 Alert Level, What firefighters are doing and Bushfire behaviour sections


    Time of issue: 01:28 PM 
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as due to changes in fire behaviour and weather conditions
    • 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 park

    WHAT TO DO: 

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained but not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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

      Additional information: 

      • People impacted by the Albany fires or looking for loved ones can register at https//register.redcross.org.au
      • Stirling Range National Park is closed east of Chester Pass Roa


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
      • 70 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 17,800 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
      • 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. 
      More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      No change to previous alert. A community meeting will be held at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at 1pm today

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


      Time of issue: 12:42 PM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Chester Pass Road, Takalarup Road, Deep Creek Road, Penn Road and Mindijup Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Takalarup Road, Palmdale Road and Moir Road including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • 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.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a south south easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads are closed and impassable due to fallen powerlines and trees. 

      Please drive with extreme caution.

      More information will be issued when known.

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

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

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

      RED CROSS

      People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

      COMMUNITY MEETING

      Date: Friday 25 May 2018
      Location: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 50-70 Barker Road, Centennial Park
      Time: 1pm


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 20 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
      • City of Albany is also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 2800 hectares burnt.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for southern part of REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      No changes to previous alert. A community meeting will be held at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at 1pm today

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


      Time of issue: 12:28 PM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond-Hay River Road, Down Road South, South Coast Highway and Redmond West Road in REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Homes are under threat now.
      • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
      • It is burning in a south south easterly direction and may impact people north of South Coast Highway.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Howell Road South, Lower Denmark Road, Rutherford Road and South Coast Highway in REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • 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 REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
      • It is burning in a south south easterly direction and may impact people in Elleker and surrounds

      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 south south easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


      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:

      • The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.
      • South Coast Highway between George Street and Rutherford Road.

      Lower Denmark Road between George Street and Rutherford Road has been reopened.

      There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

      Please drive with extreme caution.

      More information will be issued when known.

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

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

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

      RED CROSS:

      People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

      COMMUNITY MEETING

      Date: Friday 25 May 2018
      Location: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Road, Centennial Park
      TIme: 1pm


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 40 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, career firefighters are attending.
      • City of Albany are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 1500 hectares burnt.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY 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: 11:46 AM 
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Thompson and Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to changes in fire behaviour.
      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

      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 south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as due to changes in fire behaviour
      • 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 park

      WHAT TO DO: 

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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

        Additional information: 

        • People impacted by the Albany fires or looking for loved ones can register at https//register.redcross.org.au
        • Stirling Range National Park is closed east of Chester Pass Roa


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
        • 40 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
        • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
        • 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. 
        Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


        Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

        Please note changes throughout

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


        Time of issue: 11:40 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

        Locations which may be affected include the Perth Metropolitan area, Albany, Bunbury, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin and Northam.

        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 25/05/2018 10:54:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised showers and winds will increase during the afternoon as a deep low passes to the south of the state during Friday. At 10:30 am, radar and satellite imagery showed showers and isolated thunderstorms over southwest parts of WA. A deep low pressure system southwest of WA will move eastwards and pass to the south of the state during Friday with showers and winds increasing again during Friday afternoon. Damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property are possible in coastal parts from Lancelin southwards to Walpole, including the Perth metropolitan area. The threat of damaging winds will extend inland to remaining parts of the warning area during Friday afternoon and evening. There is a slight risk of dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property in localised coastal parts between Bunbury and Walpole. Tides between Lancelin and Walpole are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. This area will extend to Albany and Hopetoun during Saturday morning. Damaging surf conditions are likely which may cause beach erosion. The passage of the low is expected to produce conditions windier than a typical cold front and is likely to produce the kind of weather that is only seen around twice a year over the SW corner of WA.


        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 calling your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • Emergency services have answered more than 140 calls for help since 3.00pm.
        • The majority of calls for assistance have come from the Perth Metropolitan area, Lower South West and Great Southern.
        • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Watch and Act for southern part of REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

        A community meeting will be held at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at 1pm today

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


        Time of issue: 11:32 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond-Hay River Road, Down Road South, South Coast Highway and Redmond West Road in REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY 

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • Homes are under threat now.
        • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
        • It is burning in a south south easterly direction and may impact people north of South Coast Highway.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
        • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
        • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
        • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
        • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
        • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
        • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
        • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern part of REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Howell Road South, Lower Denmark Road, Rutherford Road and South Coast Highway in REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

        • 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 REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.
        • It is burning in a south south easterly direction and may impact people in Elleker and surrounds

        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 south south easterly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


        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:

        • The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.
        • South Coast Highway between George Street and Rutherford Road.
        • Lower Denmark Road between George Street and Rutherford Road.

        There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

        Please drive with extreme caution.

        More information will be issued when known.

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

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

        EVACUTATION CENTRE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
          • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

        RED CROSS:

        People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

        COMMUNITY MEETING

        Date: Friday 25 May 2018
        Location: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Road, Centennial Park
        TIme: 1pm


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 40 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, career firefighters are attending.
        • City of Albany are also in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 1500 hectares burnt.
        • City of Albany is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

        A community meeting will be held at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre at 1pm today

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


        Time of issue: 11:25 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Chester Pass Road, Takalarup Road, Deep Creek Road, Penn Road and Mindijup Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
        • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
        • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
        • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
        • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
        • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
        • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
        • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Takalarup Road, Palmdale Road and Moir Road including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

        • 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.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving fast in a south south easterly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads are closed and impassable due to fallen powerlines and trees. 

        Please drive with extreme caution.

        More information will be issued when known.

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

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

        EVACUTATION CENTRE:

        • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
          •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

        RED CROSS

        People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

        COMMUNITY MEETING

        Date: Friday 25 May 2018
        Location: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 50-70 Barker Road, Centennial Park
        Time: 1pm


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 20 Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • City of Albany is also in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 2800 hectares burnt.
        • City of Albany is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Smoke Alert All Clear for A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern part of WILLYUNG in the CITY OF ALBANY. in Great Southern

        Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern part of WILLYUNG in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

        Please note changes throughout the alert

        Time of issue: 11:05 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern part of WILLYUNG in the CITY OF ALBANY.

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for people in or near Willyung and surrounding areas in the City of Albany. 

        WHAT TO DO:

        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
        • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

         

        ROAD CLOSURES:

        No roads are 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.

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

        END

        Bushfire Advice for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

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


        Time of issue: 10:55 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of South Western Highway, south of Alcock Road, west of Edwards Road and north of Coalfields Highway in eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

        • 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 COALFIELDS RD and SOUTH WESTERN HIGHWAY in ROELANDS.

        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:

        No roads are closed.

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

        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 HARVEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring and patrolling the area.
        • Bush Fire Service and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are also in attendance. 


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
        • Shire of Dardanup 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 All Clear for southern part of YALLINGUP in CITY OF BUSSELTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of YALLINGUP in CITY OF BUSSELTON 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: 10:42 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern part of YALLINGUP in CITY OF BUSSELTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people on or near Butterfly Road, Dell Retreat, Wildwood Road, Millbrook Road and Abbey Farm Road in Yallingup in the City of Busselton.

        • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are no longer on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:38 PM on 24 May 2018.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • City of Busselton 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 eastern parts of MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET 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: 10:41 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Barrow Road to the north, Steicke Road to the east, Porongurup Road to the south and Duck Road to the West in MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET.

        • 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 BEVAN RD and PORONGURUP RD in MOUNT BARKER.
        • The fire is burning on both sides of Bevan 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 fast in a easterly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • The wind is currently moving in a north-easterly direction. 


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:14 PM on 24 May 2018.
        • The Shire of Plantagenet 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 All Clear for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER 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: 10:33 AM
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Scott River Road to the east, Sunshine Avenue to the south, Blackwood River to the west and Marsh Road to the north in parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

        • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed, however please take care with speed restictions in place along Brockman Highway between Wall Road (west) and Courtenay Road (east). 

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area 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 Augusta-Margaret River.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are no longer on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018 and currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

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


        Time of issue: 10:30 AM 
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded because of significant rainfall over the fire ground
        • 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 Nut Road and South Coast Highway junction in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

        WHAT TO DO: 

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is uncontained.
          • The fire is no longer travelling due to rainfall over the fire ground.


          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: 

          • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
          • Nut Road is closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:42 PM on 24 May 2018 and currently there has been 300 hectares burnt.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


          Bushfire All Clear for southern part of CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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


          Time of issue: 10:30 AM
          Date of issue: 25 May 2018


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern part of CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people east of Cullalla Road, south of Barn Road, west of Bindoon-Moora Road and north of Mooliabeenee Road in CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day.


          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.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END 

          Bushfire All Clear for 9km north-east of QUINNINUP in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 9km north-east of QUINNINUP in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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


          Time of issue: 10:27 AM 
          Date of issue: 25 May 2018


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  9km north-east of QUINNINUP in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Tamm Road, 9km north-east of Quinninup in the Shire of Manjimup.

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

          WHAT TO DO: 

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Roads have not been closed.

          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 MANJIMUP.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


          No further updates will be issued.


          END 

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