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Bushfire Advice for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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: 10:49 AM
Date of issue: 16 September 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

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 slowly in a south easterly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

    • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
    • Surveyors Pool

    The following roads have been reopened:

    • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

    The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

    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.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • 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 Advice for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley 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 What Firefighters Are Doing section


    Time of issue: 10:01 AM 
    Date of issue: 16 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham 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 at Parry Creek near WYNDHAM.

    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 small but not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Old Halls Creek Road has been closed.Great Northern Highway is now open in the area.

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:20 AM on 14 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome Content:

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

      Please note changes to alert location and what firefighters are doing.


      Time of issue: 08:47 AM
      Date of issue: 16 September 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway from Port Smith turn off to Sandfire Roadhouse 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.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed.

        There may be smoke and fire around the Great Northern Highway.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 15 September 2018.
        • 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 Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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


        Time of issue: 08:03 AM
        Date of issue: 16 September 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road and Balgo Road in the vicinity of Balgo Community turn off in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

        • 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:45 AM on 16 September 2018.
          • 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, south of Bidyadanga and Lagrange in the Shire of Broome

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, south of Bidyadanga and Lagrange in the Shire of Broome 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: 06:38 AM
          Date of issue: 16 September 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, south of Bidyadanga and Lagrange in the Shire of Broome

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway south of Bidyadanga and Lagrange to Sandfire Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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


            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 unknown LGA.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:09 PM on 15 September 2018.
            • 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.
            More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley 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: 04:21 PM 
            Date of issue: 15 September 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham 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 at Parry Creek near WYNDHAM.

            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 small but not controlled.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

              Old Halls Creek Road has been closed.Great Northern Highway is now open in the area.

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 07:20 AM on 14 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


              Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and 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: 03:53 PM
              Date of issue: 15 September 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and 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 is burning in bushland approximately 18 kilometres east of Warmun.

              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 slowly in a westerly direction.
                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Spring Creek Track Access to the Purnululu National Park has reopened.

                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 or Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                  • Firefighters conducted backburning activities around the Warmun community and will continue to monitor the area.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 08:21 AM on 5 September 2018 and currently there has been 15,000 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 Advice for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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: 03:49 PM
                Date of issue: 15 September 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

                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 slowly in a south easterly direction.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

                  • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
                  • Surveyors Pool

                  The following roads have been reopened:

                  • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

                  The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

                  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.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
                  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                  • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                  END 

                  Bushfire Advice for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 03:46 PM
                  Date of issue: 15 September 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                  • 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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                    • There are now two separate fires burning. One to the east and another to the west of the Mungaroona Range Nature Reserve.


                    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 Town of Port Hedland.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 04:21 PM on 6 September 2018 and currently there has been 35,000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • 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 

                    Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

                    Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                    Time of issue: 11:06 AM
                    Date of issue: 15 September 2018

                    A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                    A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST KIMBERLEY. The fire is burning on the eastern side of the highway. Smoke is affecting the highway. Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

                    WHAT TO DO:

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

                    ROAD CLOSURES:

                    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.

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

                    END

                    Bushfire All Clear for northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                    Please note changes under alert level.


                    Time of issue: 11:02 AM
                    Date of issue: 15 September 2018


                    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people between Bungarun and Point Torment Road in the northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

                    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
                    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

                    WHAT TO DO:

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


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
                    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 Derby-West Kimberley.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 9 September 2018.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 10:54 AM
                    Date of issue: 15 September 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                    • 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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                      • There are now two separate fires burning. One to the east and another to the west of the Mungaroona Range Nature Reserve.


                      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 Town of Port Hedland.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 04:21 PM on 6 September 2018 and currently there has been 35,000 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                      • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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: 10:51 AM
                      Date of issue: 15 September 2018


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

                      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 slowly in a south easterly direction.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                        A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

                        • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
                        • Surveyors Pool

                        The following roads have been reopened:

                        • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

                        The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

                        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.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
                        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                        • 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 Advice for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and 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: 10:45 AM
                        Date of issue: 15 September 2018


                        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and 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 is burning in bushland approximately 18 kilometres east of Warmun.

                        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 slowly in a westerly direction.
                          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          Spring Creek Track Access to the Purnululu National Park has reopened.

                          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 or Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                            • Firefighters conducted backburning activities around the Warmun community and will continue to monitor the area.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 08:21 AM on 5 September 2018 and currently there has been 15,000 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.


                          END 

                          Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                          Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions and What Firefighters Are Doing


                          Time of issue: 04:04 PM
                          Date of issue: 14 September 2018


                          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Mabel Downs Road and Lissadell Road in WARMUN and LAKE ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK and 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 is burning in bushland approximately 18 kilometres east of Warmun.

                          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 slowly in a westerly direction.
                            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                            Spring Creek Track Access to the Purnululu National Park has reopened.

                            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 or Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                              • Firefighters conducted backburning activities around the Warmun community and will continue to monitor the area.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 08:21 AM on 5 September 2018 and currently there has been 15,000 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 Advice for northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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: 03:57 PM
                            Date of issue: 14 September 2018


                            Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between Bungarun and Point Torment Road in the northern part of BUNGARUN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

                            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                            • The fire started near the intersection of Derby-Gibb River Road and Bungarun Road in BUNGARUN.

                            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 but not controlled.


                            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 Derby-West Kimberley.


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 9 September 2018.
                            • 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 Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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: 03:55 PM
                            Date of issue: 14 September 2018


                            Bushfire ADVICE for Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Port Warrender Road on the MITCHELL PLATEAU 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 Port Warrender Road in MITCHELL PLATEAU.

                            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 slowly in a south easterly direction.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                              A number of roads and attractions have been closed including:

                              • Port Warrender Road from Mitchell Plateau airstrip to Walsh Point
                              • Surveyors Pool

                              The following roads have been reopened:

                              • Port Warrender Road from the Kalumburu turnoff to Mitchell Plateau airstrip through to the Mitchell Falls. 

                              The Mitchell Falls access road remains open.

                              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.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 12:08 PM on 3 September 2018.
                              • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                              • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                              END 

                              Bushfire Advice for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 03:49 PM
                              Date of issue: 14 September 2018


                              Bushfire ADVICE for 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                              ALERT LEVEL:

                              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 25 kilometres south of the Yandi Yarra community in PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                              • 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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
                                • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                                • There are now two separate fires burning. One to the east and another to the west of the Mungaroona Range Nature Reserve.


                                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 Town of Port Hedland.


                                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


                                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                • The fire was reported at 04:21 PM on 6 September 2018 and currently there has been 35,000 hectares burnt.
                                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                                • 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 people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley

                                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley 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 Road Closures and What Firefighters Are Doing


                                Time of issue: 02:53 PM 
                                Date of issue: 14 September 2018


                                Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham- East Kimberley

                                ALERT LEVEL: 

                                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham 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 at Parry Creek near WYNDHAM.

                                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 small but not controlled.


                                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

                                  Great Northern Highway is now open in the area.

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


                                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                  • Firefighters are on the scene.


                                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                  • The fire was reported at 07:20 AM on 14 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
                                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                                  KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                                  Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

                                  Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                                  Time of issue: 02:16 PM
                                  Date of issue: 14 September 2018

                                  A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                                  A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between March Fly Creek Bridge and Little McPhees Creek Bridge in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST KIMBERLEY. The fire is burning on the eastern side of the highway. Smoke is affecting the highway. Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

                                  WHAT TO DO:

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

                                  ROAD CLOSURES:

                                  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.

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

                                  END

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