The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
There is no change to the previous alert
Time of issue: 09:47 AM
Date of issue: 23 January 2019
Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Dales Gorge recreation area in the north-eastern part of Karijini National Park.
- There is no threat to lives or homes.
- Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
- The fire started in Yampire Gorge.
WHAT TO DO:
- Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
- Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
- Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
- It is out of control and unpredictable.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
The following roads have been closed:
- The access road to Dales Gorge
- Banjima East Road at the turnoff to Karijini Drive
- Banjima North Road from Joffre Gorge turnoff, eastwards to the intersection of Banjima East Road
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
The following recreation sites have been closed:
- Karijini Visitor Centre
- Dales Gorge recreation area, including Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool
- Kalamina Gorge
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.
- The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
- Currently there has been 3550 hectares burnt.
- The cause of the fire is lightning.
- Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.