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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)

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour

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: 10:24 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.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

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.
  • 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 All Clear for 6km south-west of QUINNINUP in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 6km south-west of QUINNINUP in 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: 10:21 AM 
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  6km south-west of QUINNINUP in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

ALERT LEVEL: 

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wheatley Coast Road, 6km south-west of Quinninup.

  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under 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 SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, 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 

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)

Please note changes to road closures, bushfire conditions and throughout

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: 10:21 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


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 Advice for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:21 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern and western part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

  • 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 GREAT NORTHERN HWY in HALLS CREEK
  • People driving on Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu National Park) are asked to avoid the area or exercise caution as the fire is burning in close proximity.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 HALLS CREEK.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and backburning.
    • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 18 May 2018 and currently there has been 21,000 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 10:18 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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 GIBB RIVER-WYNDHAM RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY.
    • The fire is burning adjacent to Great Northern Highway on the southern side. It is burning in close proximity to the highway and smoke is affecting 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:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • East Gibb River Road Bushfire Brigade firefighters are in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:51 AM on 24 May 2018.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire All Clear for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP Content:

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


      Time of issue: 10:14 AM 
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people within the vicinity of 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, bounded by Dennis Rd, Governor Broome Road east towards Milyeannup Coast Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

      • The bushfire has been contained and is under control. This was helped by significant rainfall overnight.
      • Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the area
      • 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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under 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 SHIRE OF NANNUP.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring and patrolling the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The cause of the fire is escape from a 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. 
      No further updates will be issued.


      No further updates will be issued.


      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: 10:11 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.


        Bushfire All Clear for 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite 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.

        Please note change under Advice level section


        Time of issue: 09:44 AM 
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Dingup Road, 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP. .

        • The bushfire has been contained and is under control.
        • 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is controlled and contained.


        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 monitoring the area for the rest of the day..


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:54 PM on 23 May 2018 and currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • 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 

        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: 09:31 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.
        • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

        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 southerly 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.
        • 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 All Clear for Topanup State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Topanup State Forest 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.

        The alert level has been downgraded


        Time of issue: 09:27 AM 
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Topanup State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Topanup State Forest, north of Perup Road and south-east of Duncton Road.

        • The bushfire has been contained and is under control.
        • Firefighters will continue to monitor the area
        • 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.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:30 PM on 23 May 2018.
        • 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 

        Bushfire All Clear for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully 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: 09:17 AM 
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Lake Muir National Park west of Rocky Gully and south of Muir Highway in the Shire of Manjimup.

        • The bushfire that was burning in in Lake Muir National Park is no longer actively burning.
        • 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and 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 SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 520 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. 
        No further updates will be issued.


        No further updates will be issued.


        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)

        Please note changes to emergency alert area

        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: 09:03 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.

        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.

        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 southerly 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 Link Road 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


        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.
        • 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 Advice for northern part of TORNDIRRUP National Park in CITY OF ALBANY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TORNDIRRUP National Park in 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: 08:41 AM 
        Date of issue: 25 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TORNDIRRUP National Park in CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Barrass Road near Torndirrup National Park in the City of Albany.

        • 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 FRENCHMAN BAY RD and BOOLGANA CT in TORNDIRRUP.

        WHAT TO DO: 

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained but not controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

        • Sharp Point Road within Torndirrup National Park has been closed.
        • Bibbulmun Track has been closed between Frenchman Bay Road and Sandpatch including the shelters along the 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 23 May 2018 and currently there has been 300 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. 
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today 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: 08:37 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, and parts of South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker and Perth.

        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 08:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system will move eastwards to the south of the State, with winds increasing again during this afternoon and evening. Strong northerly winds through the Esperance to Israelite Bay area will ease during the morning. A deep low pressure system southwest of WA will move eastwards to the south of the State, with winds increasing again during this afternoon and evening, mainly over the lower west and western south coasts. Radar and satellite imagery shows cold squally showers and thunderstorm on the west coast south of Lancelin. Damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property are occurring over the eastern parts (in the Esperance to Israelite Bay area) of the warning area and should ease during the morning. Damaging winds over the coastal parts from Lancelin to Walpole, will extend to areas west of Lancelin to Katanning to Bremer Bay during the evening. Dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property are possible near the west coast between Busselton and Albany during Friday evening. 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. Showers and thunderstorms likely to produce moderate to heavy rainfall during Friday. 24-hour rainfall totals to 9am Saturday are generally expected to be between 10 and 25 millimetres between Lancelin and Albany.


        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 110 calls for help since 3.00pm.
        • The majority of calls for assistance have come from the Perth Metropolitan area, Busselton and Bunbury and through the Wheat Belt.
        • 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 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: 08:25 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.


          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)

          Please note changes to alert area

          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: 08:24 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.
          • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

          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 southerly 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.
          • 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 southern part of REDMOND, MARBELUP and ELLEKER in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

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

          Please note changes to alert area, road closures and throughout

          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: 08:18 AM
          Date of issue: 25 May 2018


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL and ELLEKER 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, MARBELUP, MCKAIL 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.
          • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

          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.

          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 southerly 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 Link Road 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


          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.
          • 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 the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the 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.

          Please note changes under Bushfire behaviour and What firefighters are doing sections


          Time of issue: 08:17 AM 
          Date of issue: 25 May 2018


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to rainfall.
          • 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 near the intersection of Nut Rd and South Coast Highway

          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.
          • It is 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: 

          • 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 on the scene assessing the fire ground and establishing containment lines.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • 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.


          Bushfire Advice for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

          Please note this alert has been downgraded. There are changes throughout the alert.


          Time of issue: 08:16 AM
          Date of issue: 25 May 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Quaranup Road, Frenchman Bay Road, Salmon Holes Road and the peninsula at GOODE BEACH AND FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained and controlled
          • 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 LA PEROUSE ROAD in GOODE BEACH.

          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:

          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 Albany.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:43 AM on 25 May 2018 and currently there has been approximately 1 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.
          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Bushfire Watch and Act for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the 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: 06:41 AM 
          Date of issue: 25 May 2018


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to rainfall.
          • 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 near the intersection of Nut Rd and South Coast Highway

          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.
          • 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: 

          • 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 on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • 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.


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