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

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:53am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway near Sandfire Roadhouse in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:53 AM
Date of issue: 19 October 2017


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

ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on their way.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:34am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

    Please note change to the alert level


    Time of issue: 09:34 AM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Yandeyarra Community in the Town of Port Hedland.

    • The bushfire that was burning near Great Northern Highway in the Yandeyarra community has been extinguished.
    • 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:

    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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 1,000 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.
    • Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

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

    Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:33am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

    Please note changes under what firefighters are doing, road conditions and cause


    Time of issue: 08:33 AM
    Date of issue: 19 October 2017


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      No roads have been closed.

      Motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Thu, 19/10/2017 - 7:50am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 07:50 AM
      Date of issue: 19 October 2017


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

      There is a lot of smoke in the area.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads have been closed:

      • Nanutarra-MunjinaRoad between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road
      • Mine Road to Nanutarra Road

      Smoke is impacting these roads.

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 16 000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Thu, 19/10/2017 - 5:48am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 05:48 AM
      Date of issue: 19 October 2017


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

      There is a lot of smoke in the area.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads have been closed:

      • Nanutarra-MunjinaRoad between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road
      • Mine Road to Nanutarra Road

      Smoke is impacting these roads.

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 16 000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:55am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


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


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

      There is a lot of smoke in the area.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads have been closed:

      • Nanutarra-MunjinaRoad between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road
      • Mine Road to Nanutarra Road

      Smoke is impacting these roads.

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been 16 000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:50am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 01:50 AM
      Date of issue: 19 October 2017


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Rio Tinto mine site in Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.There is also a separate fire burning on the corner of Nanutarra Road and Bingarn Road..

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

       

      There is a separate fire burning on the corner of NANUTARRA Road and BINGARN ROAD.

      There is a lot of smoke in the area.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads have been closed:

      • Nanutarra-MunjinaRoad between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road
      • Mine Road to Nanutarra Road

      Smoke is impacting these roads.

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:42pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      Please note changes under BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR and ROAD CLOSURE sections


      Time of issue: 11:42 PM
      Date of issue: 18 October 2017


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      Bushfire ADVICE for Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Rio Tinto mine site in Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.There is also a separate fire burning on the corner of Nanutarra Road and Bingarn Road..

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

       

      There is a separate fire burning on the corner of NANUTARRA Road and BINGARN ROAD.

      There is a lot of smoke in the area.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads have been closed:

      • Nanutarra-MunjinaRoad between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road
      • Mine Road to Nanutarra Road

      Smoke is impacting these roads.

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Wed, 18/10/2017 - 9:35pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Please note changes under BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR section Time of issue: Date of issue: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner mine site west of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      Please note changes under BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR section


      Time of issue: 09:35 PM
      Date of issue: 18 October 2017


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire is burning to the west of the Tom Price townsite
      • It is burning towards the Western Turner mine site.

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • 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 is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site
      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible 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 contained but not controlled.
        • There is a smoke alert for the corner of Bingham Road and Nanutarra Road. Please avoid this area.
        • The fire is moving in a north westerly direction in inaccessible terrain.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        The following road has been closed:

        • Nanutarra-Munjina Road between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road

         

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
        • 20 firefighters are attending.
          • Firefighters are continuing with back burning operations
          • The Shire of Ashburton are in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 16,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Wed, 18/10/2017 - 6:50pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Watch and Act issued for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

        Please note changes under WHAT FIRE FIGHTERS ARE DOING section


        Time of issue: 06:50 PM
        Date of issue: 18 October 2017


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner Mine site west of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        • The fire is burning to the west of the Tom Price townsite
        • It is burning towards the Western Turner Mine site.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

        • 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 is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site
        • The fire is burning in an inaccessible 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 contained but not controlled.
          • The fire is moving in a north westerly direction in inaccessible terrain.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following road has been closed:

          • Nanutarra-Munjina Road between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road

           

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
          • 20 firefighters are attending.
            • Firefighters are continuing with back burning operations
            • The Shire of Ashburton are in attendance.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 16,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:43pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner Minesite west of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

          Please note change to Road Closures


          Time of issue: 04:43 PM
          Date of issue: 18 October 2017


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Western Turner Minesite west of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has broken containment lines.
          • 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 to the west of the Tom Price townsite
          • It is burning towards the Western Turner Minesite.

          WHAT TO DO:

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


          Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite and the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

          • 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 is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site
          • The fire is burning in an inaccessible 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 contained but not controlled.
            • The fire is moving in a north westerly direction in inaccessible terrain.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
            The following road has been closed:

            • Nanutarra-Munjina Road between Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road and Nameless Valley Road

             

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
            • 16 firefighters are attending.
              • Earthmoving machinery is continuing to install control lines.
              • The Shire of Ashburton are in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 16,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

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

            Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:16pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert. Please note there is still a lot of smoke in the area.


            Time of issue: 04:16 PM
            Date of issue: 18 October 2017


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

            ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              No roads have been closed. Eyre Highway remains open, but drive carefully due to thick smoke.

              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 Dundas.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.
              • 8 Local Government, DFES and Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
              • The cause of the fire is accidental.
              • DFES is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:11pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

              Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information


              Time of issue: 04:11 PM
              Date of issue: 18 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 25,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:08pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                Please note changes to alert area, road closures and bushfire behaviour sections


                Time of issue: 04:08 PM
                Date of issue: 18 October 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Western Turner Minesite, the Tom Price townsite and the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                • 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 is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site
                • The fire is burning in an inaccessible 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 contained but not controlled.
                  • The fire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction in inaccessible terrain.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                  The following road has been closed:

                  • Nanutarra-Munjina Road between the Paraburdoo townsite and Nameless Valley Road

                   

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                  • 16 firefighters are attending.
                    • Earthmoving machinery is continuing to install control lines.
                    • The Shire of Ashburton are in attendance.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 16,000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END 

                  Bushfire All Clear for north of South Coast Highway, near Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, in KALGAN in the CITY OF ALBANY

                  Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:07pm
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north of South Coast Highway, near Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, in KALGAN in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

                  Please note change to Alert Level


                  Time of issue: 04:07 PM
                  Date of issue: 18 October 2017


                  Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  north of South Coast Highway, near Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, in KALGAN in the CITY OF ALBANY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along South Coast Highway, Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road in KALGAN in the CITY OF ALBANY.

                  • The bushfire that was burning north of South Coast Highway, near Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, in KALGAN in the CITY OF ALBANY has been extinguised.
                  • Firefighters are monitoring 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 potential smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  • No road closures.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 02:24 PM on 17 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately four hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
                  • The 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.
                  No further updates will be issued.


                  END 

                  Bushfire Advice for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                  Wed, 18/10/2017 - 3:44pm
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 03:44 PM
                  Date of issue: 18 October 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                  ALERT LEVEL:

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

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire started near the intersection of LAVERTON-LEONORA ROAD and WINDARRA MINE ROAD in LAVERTON.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is contained.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Laverton-Leonora Road has been reopened. Speed restrictions are no longer in place.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for the YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                    Wed, 18/10/2017 - 1:30pm
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 01:30 PM
                    Date of issue: 18 October 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for the YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Yandeyarra Community .

                    • 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 along GREAT NORTHERN HWY in the YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY

                    WHAT TO DO:

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

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                    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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on the scene.
                    • 4 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                    • Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

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

                    Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:06am
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                    Please note changes to bushfire behaviour. There is still a lot of smoke in the area.


                    Time of issue: 11:06 AM
                    Date of issue: 18 October 2017


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

                    ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      If driving

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

                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      No roads have been closed. Eyre Highway remains open, but drive carefully due to thick smoke.

                      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 Dundas.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are on the scene.
                      • 8 Local Government, DFES and Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters are attending.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
                      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
                      • DFES is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:04am
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                      There is no change to the previous alert


                      Time of issue: 11:04 AM
                      Date of issue: 18 October 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                      • The fire is burning south of the Rio Tinto mine site
                      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible 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.

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                        • It is contained but not controlled.
                        • The fire is moving slowly in a southerly direction in inaccessible terrain.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        No roads have been closed.

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


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                        • 16 firefighters are attending.
                          • Earthmoving machinery is continuing to install control lines.
                          • The Shire of Ashburton are in attendance.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 16,000 hectares burnt.
                        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                        • DFES is managing the fire.


                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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                        Bushfire Advice for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                        Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:00am
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

                        Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information section


                        Time of issue: 11:00 AM
                        Date of issue: 18 October 2017


                        Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                        ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

                        WHAT TO DO:

                          If driving

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

                          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 16 October 2017 and currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
                          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                          • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


                          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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