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Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NOWERGUP in CITY OF WANNEROO

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

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 07:06 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NOWERGUP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Karoborup Road to the north, Gibbs Road to the east, Nowergup Road to the south and Wanneroo Road to the west in NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning on the eastern side of Wanneroo Road in the Neerabup Nature Reserve.
  • It is burning towards properties on Gibbs Road.
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:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • It is moving in a north easterly direction


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following vehicle control points are in place:

  • Control point at the intersection of Karoborup Road and Wanneroo Road is stopping southbound traffic along Wanneroo Road
  • Control point at the intersection of Gibbs Road and Wanneroo Road is stopping northbound traffic along Wanneroo Road

 

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:08 PM on 3 February 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • City of Wanneroo is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


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Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley, Pilbara

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under Weather Details section

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


Time of issue: 06:49 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara

If you live in parts of the Kimberley and North Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Fitzroy Crossing.

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 03/02/2019 18:38:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed a line of storms extending between Halls Creek and Telfer, moving northwest at around 35 kilometres per hour. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Halls Creek Airport reported a wind gust of 98 kilometres per hour at 5:06pm.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NOWERGUP in CITY OF WANNEROO

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

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

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


Time of issue: 06:17 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NOWERGUP in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Karoborup Road to the north, Gibbs Road to the east, Nowergup Road to the south and Wanneroo Road to the west in NOWERGUP in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning on the eastern side of Wanneroo Road in the Neerabup Nature Reserve.
  • It is burning towards properties on Gibbs Road.
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:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • It is moving in a north easterly direction


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

People driving on Wanneroo Road and Gibbs Road need to drive with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel in the area. 

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 WANNEROO.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:08 PM on 3 February 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley, Pilbara

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara Content:

This is a new alert

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


Time of issue: 05:34 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara

If you live in parts of the Kimberley and North Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Halls Creek, Kununurra, Lake Argyle and Warmun.

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 03/02/2019 17:13:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite and radar imagery showed a line of storms currently over Halls Creek, moving northwest at around 25 kilometres per hour. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Halls Creek Airport reported a wind gust of 98 kilometres per hour at 5:06pm.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.


IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

Please note changes to alert area and Road Closures


Time of issue: 05:21 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Papalia Court, Ridgeview Way, Wellesley Road North, Marriott Road and Forrest Highway in WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • 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 in a north westerly direction at 300 metres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Wellesley Road North from Forrest Highway to Marriott Road
  • Treasure Road from Forrest Highway to Wellesley Road North
  • Rosamel Road from Forrest Highway to Marriott 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 SHIRE OF HARVEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • .

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:39 PM on 3 February 2019.
  • Currently there has been 55 hectares 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.


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

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:59 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Chesterfield Road, Alumina Road, Crompton Road and Day Road in southern parts of EAST ROCKINGHAM in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

  • 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:

All roads are now open.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 07:49 AM on 2 February 2019.
  • 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.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Treasure Road and Plantation Outlook in the northern part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

Please note upgrade to Emergency Warning and Road Closures

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


Time of issue: 03:56 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Treasure Road and Plantation Outlook in the northern part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Treasure Road and Plantation Outlook and Wellesley Road North in the northern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Please leave in a westerley direction on Treasure Road towards Forrest 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 northern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Papalia Crescent, Ridgeview Way Marriot Road, Campbell Road and Forrest Highway in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire is spreading quickly..
  • 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.
  • It is burning towards Binningup.
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 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.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Wellesley Road North
  • Treasure Road
  • Plantation Outlook

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 HARVEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:39 PM on 3 February 2019.
  • 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 hour unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire Advice for VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 03:30 PM
Date of issue: 03 February 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Victoria Rock Road in the vicinity of VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

  • 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 Victoria Rock, 68 kilometres west of Widgiemoolth. The fire is burning on both sides of Victoria Rock Road.
  • There is some smoke in the area.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
    • 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 mostly controlled and contained, except on eastern side (uncontrolled and uncontained).


    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:

    • Victoria Rock Road in both directions
    • Holland Track

     

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

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

    Park and Recreational Area Closures:

    The following conservation parks have been closed:

    • Goldfields Woodlands Conservation Park
    • Victoria Rock Conservation Park 

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:35 PM on 27 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 34,000 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.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:27 PM
    Date of issue: 03 February 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near Parmango Road in BURAMINYA.
    • The fire is burning away from farmland.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

      Direction of fire may change this afternoon due to wind changes


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

      It is anticipated that the fire will impact Parmango Road.  Will notify if this occurs.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 50000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:23 PM
      Date of issue: 03 February 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres north of Israelite Bay in the south eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 25,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

        Please note the warning area has been extended north to include Papalia Crescent and Ridgeview Way


        Time of issue: 03:20 PM
        Date of issue: 03 February 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Papalia Crescent, Ridgeview Way Marriot Road, Campbell Road and Forrest Highway in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

        • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire is spreading quickly..
        • 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.
        • It is burning towards Binningup.
        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 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.
        A number of roads have been closed including:

        •  Wellesley Road North
        • Treasure 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 SHIRE OF HARVEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:39 PM on 3 February 2019.
        • 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 the south-western part of Millstream Chichester National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

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

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:00 PM
        Date of issue: 03 February 2019


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

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

        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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Kanjenjie Road (the main access road into the park) and Snappy Gum Drive remain closed.

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


           

          RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

          The following sites remain closed:

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:23 PM on 30 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 1100 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for northern part of Wellesley in SHIRE OF HARVEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of Wellesley in SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

          N/A This is a new alert


          Time of issue: 02:42 PM
          Date of issue: 03 February 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of Wellesley in SHIRE OF HARVEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Treasure Road, Marriot Road, Campbell Road and Forrest Highway in the northern part of Wellesley in SHIRE OF HARVEY.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • 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

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