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Bushfire Advice for east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:52am
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)

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour, what firefighters are doing and road closures sections


Time of issue: 10:52 AM
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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END 

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

    Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:28am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE 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 changes under Bushfire Behaviour and throughout


    Time of issue: 10:28 AM
    Date of issue: 18 October 2017


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along South Coast Highway, Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road in KALGAN in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • 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 between Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, 3 kilometres north of South Coast Highway.

    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 and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • Four Kalgan Bushfire Brigade firefighters are attending.


      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.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for north of South Coast Highway, near Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, in Kalgan in the City of Albany

      Tue, 17/10/2017 - 5:10pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE 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)


      Time of issue: 05:10 PM
      Date of issue: 17 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for north of South Coast Highway, near Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, in Kalgan in the City of Albany

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along South Coast Highway, Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road in Kalgan in the City of Albany.

      • 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 between Churchlane Road and Deep Creek Road, 3 kilometres north of South Coast Highway.

      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.
        • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from north westerly to westerly at 10pm.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
        • 20 Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are attending.
        • Firefighters from Kalgan Bushfire Brigade, Napier Bushfire Brigade, King River Bushfire Brigade and Highway Bushfire Brigade are in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • City of Albany is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire All Clear for the Wakathuni community, south east of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Tue, 17/10/2017 - 4:07pm
        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 the Wakathuni Community is no longer under threat and minor changes throughout


        Time of issue: 04:07 PM
        Date of issue: 17 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 ALL CLEAR for  the Wakathuni community, south east of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Wakathuni community, south east of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

          • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
          • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • Remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

          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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END 

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

          Tue, 17/10/2017 - 4:03pm
          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 there is currently a lot of smoke in the area


          Time of issue: 04:03 PM
          Date of issue: 17 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:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
            • 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, Parks & Wildlife 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 LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            Tue, 17/10/2017 - 3:59pm
            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)


            Time of issue: 03:59 PM
            Date of issue: 17 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.
            • It is stationary

            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:

              Laverton-Leonora Road has been reopened, however speed restrictions are 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 actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
              • 7 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and DFES firefighters are attending.


              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 east of NULLAGINE in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

              Tue, 17/10/2017 - 3:52pm
              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)


              Time of issue: 03:52 PM
              Date of issue: 17 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for east of NULLAGINE in the 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 south easterly direction.


                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 East Pilbara.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                Tue, 17/10/2017 - 12:01pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                Please note there is currently a lot of smoke in the area


                Time of issue: 12:01 PM
                Date of issue: 17 October 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in 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:

                  • The bushfire is moving in a southerly direction towards the coast.


                  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 actively fighting the fire.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
                  • 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 TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                  Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:37am
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                  There are minor changes throughout the alert


                  Time of issue: 10:37 AM
                  Date of issue: 17 October 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community 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 and the Wakathuni community 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:

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


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    No roads have 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 Ashburton.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                    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.


                    END 

                    Bushfire All Clear for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                    Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:23am
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for east of KUNUNURRA in 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 Alert Level section


                    Time of issue: 10:23 AM
                    Date of issue: 17 October 2017


                    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                    • The bushfire is no longer impacting people travelling in this area.
                    • 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 in the area.

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                    • The bushfire is moving in an southerly direction.
                    • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible area.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    No roads have been closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20,000 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.
                    No further updates will be issued.


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                    Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:20am
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                    Please note changes under Road Closures section


                    Time of issue: 10:20 AM
                    Date of issue: 17 October 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in 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.
                    • It is burning in a south easterly direction towards 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.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Laverton-Leonora Road has been reopened. Road restrictions are in place and motorists are reminded to observe the speed restrictions.

                      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 actively fighting the fire.


                      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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                      Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:09am
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in 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


                      Time of issue: 10:09 AM
                      Date of issue: 17 October 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in 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.

                      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 in a southerly direction towards the coast.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        No roads have 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 Dundas.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are on their way.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
                        • 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 All Clear for the southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

                        Tue, 17/10/2017 - 9:00am
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

                        Please note changes to Alert Level


                        Time of issue: 09:00 AM
                        Date of issue: 17 October 2017


                        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  the southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along the North West Coast Highway between ROEBOURNE town site and Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

                        • The bushfire that was burning in the southern part of Roebourne 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:

                        No roads have been closed.

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

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


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 04:17 PM on 15 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 500 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.
                        No further updates will be issued.


                        END 

                        After Storm: Cancellation for Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern

                        Tue, 17/10/2017 - 12:31am
                        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern Content:

                        Please note changes under Weather Details

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


                        Time of issue: 12:31 AM
                        Date of issue: 17 October 2017

                        Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Great Southern

                        As at 16/10/2017 23:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning Cancellation Severe Weather Warning for people in South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan and Great Southern regions has been cancelled.

                        A low pressure system has passed to the south of the State.Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should: * Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways. * Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris. * Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.; * Assess your home, car and property for damage.; * If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs. * If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500. No further warnings will be issued for this event.

                        WHAT TO DO:

                        Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

                        • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
                        • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
                        • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
                        • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
                        • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
                        • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
                        • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


                        WEATHER DETAILS:

                        At 16/10/2017 23:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system is passing to the south of the State. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the the southwest of the State for the remainder of Monday. Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damange to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday. Ocean Reef weather station recorded a gust to 100 kilometres per hour at 4:10pm WST Monday. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust to 94 kilometres per hour at 3:45pm WST Monday. Perth Airport recorded a gust to 91 kilometres per hour at 4:08pm.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                        • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                        • Emergency services have answered more than ten calls for help since 11am this morning.


                        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                        END

                        Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

                        Mon, 16/10/2017 - 5:03pm
                        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

                        Please note changes under Weather Details and What Emergency Services Are Doing sections

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


                        Time of issue: 05:03 PM
                        Date of issue: 16 October 2017


                        Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

                        If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

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

                        This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

                        WHAT TO DO:

                        DFES advises you to:

                        • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                        • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                        • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                        • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                        • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                        IF DRIVING:
                        • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                        • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                        • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                        • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                        • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

                        People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                        WEATHER DETAILS:

                        At 16/10/2017 16:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system is passing to the south of the State. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the the southwest of the State for the remainder of Monday. Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damange to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday. Ocean Reef weather station recorded a gust to 100 kilometres per hour at 4:10pm WST Monday. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust to 94 kilometres per hour at 3:45pm WST Monday. Perth Airport recorded a gust to 91 kilometres per hour at 4:08pm.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                        • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                        • Emergency services have answered more than ten calls for help since 11am this morning.


                        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                        END

                        Bushfire Advice for the southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

                        Mon, 16/10/2017 - 4:41pm
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

                        Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


                        Time of issue: 04:41 PM
                        Date of issue: 16 October 2017


                        Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the North West Coast Highway between ROEBOURNE town site and Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

                        • 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 POINT SAMSON-ROEBOURNE ROAD in ROEBOURNE.

                        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:

                          No roads have been closed.

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

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


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 04:17 PM on 15 October 2017.
                          • 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 east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                          Mon, 16/10/2017 - 4:36pm
                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA 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: 04:36 PM
                          Date of issue: 16 October 2017


                          Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in 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 between Victoria Highway and west of the Northern Territory border.

                          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.
                            • The bushfire is moving in an easterly direction.
                            • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible area.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                            No roads have been closed.

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

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


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20,000 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 

                            Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

                            Mon, 16/10/2017 - 4:34pm
                            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

                            Please note changes under Weather Details and What Emergency Services Are Doing sections

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


                            Time of issue: 04:34 PM
                            Date of issue: 16 October 2017


                            Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

                            If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

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

                            This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

                            WHAT TO DO:

                            DFES advises you to:

                            • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                            • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                            • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                            • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                            • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                            IF DRIVING:
                            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                            • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

                            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                            WEATHER DETAILS:

                            At 16/10/2017 16:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A low pressure system is passing to the south of the State. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the the southwest of the State for the remainder of Monday. Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damange to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday. Ocean Reef weather station recorded a gust to 100 kilometres per hour at 4:10pm WST Monday. Rottnest Island recorded a wind gust to 94 kilometres per hour at 3:45pm WST Monday. Perth Airport recorded a gust to 91 kilometres per hour at 4:08pm.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                            • DFES is monitoring the situation.
                            • Emergency services have answered more than ten calls for help since 11am this morning.


                            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                            END

                            Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                            Mon, 16/10/2017 - 4:07pm
                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in 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


                            Time of issue: 04:07 PM
                            Date of issue: 16 October 2017


                            Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in 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.

                            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 in a southerly direction towards the coast.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                              No roads have 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 Dundas.


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are on their way.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017.
                              • 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 eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                              Mon, 16/10/2017 - 4:04pm
                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in 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: 04:04 PM
                              Date of issue: 16 October 2017


                              Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in 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.
                              • It is burning in a south easterly direction towards 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.


                                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                                • Laverton-Leonora Road is closed between the Laverton Town Site and the Murrin Murrin Mine 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 by contacting the Shire of Laverton.


                                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


                                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 

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