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Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 10:25am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 10:25 AM 
Date of issue: 11 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, 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.
  • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

    A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

    • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
    • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


    Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    Mon, 11/12/2017 - 8:57am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 08:57 AM 
    Date of issue: 11 December 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, 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.
    • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

    WHAT TO DO: 

      If driving

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

      A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

      • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
      • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire All Clear for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

      Mon, 11/12/2017 - 3:48am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace Content:

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

      Please note changes throughout


      Time of issue: 03:48 AM
      Date of issue: 11 December 2017


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, 14 Mile Road and Newdegate-Pingrup Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

      • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
      • 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.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      No roads are 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 Lake Grace.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:27 AM on 10 December 2017 and currently there has been 23 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • Shire of Lake Grace 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 All Clear for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

      Sun, 10/12/2017 - 7:46pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace Content:

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

      Please note changes throughout


      Time of issue: 07:46 PM
      Date of issue: 10 December 2017


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, 14 Mile Road and Newdegate-Pingrup Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

      • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      .


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:27 AM on 10 December 2017 and currently there has been 23 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • Shire of Lake Grace 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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Sun, 10/12/2017 - 5:06pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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 Alert Level


      Time of issue: 05:06 PM 
      Date of issue: 10 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, 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.
      • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

      WHAT TO DO: 

        If driving

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

        A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

        • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
        • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


        Bushfire All Clear for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 4:59pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

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

        Please note changes to alert levels


        Time of issue: 04:59 PM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Morton Road, Mallee Hill Road, Burngup Road South and Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is under control.
        • 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 Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace
        • The fire is burning on the western side of Holland Track Road.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, 14 Mile Road and Newdegate-Pingrup Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

        • The bushfire that was burning in the area is now contained and is under control.
        • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:27 AM on 10 December 2017 and currently there has been 23 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Lake Grace 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 

        After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 4:45pm
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

        Please note changes to alert type

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


        Time of issue: 04:45 PM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017

        Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

        As at 10/12/2017 16:01:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for people in Gascoyne, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

        Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

        To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


        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.


        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 Midwest-Gascoyne

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 3:46pm
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

        Please note changes under weather situation section

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


        Time of issue: 03:46 PM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017


        Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

        If you live in Central West and parts of Gascoyne and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Geraldton, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Northampton, Paynes Find and Yalgoo.

        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:

        Bureau of Meteorology advised Thunderstorms are already active over eastern parts of the area and are expected to develop through remaining parts during the remainder of the afternoon and evening.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area.Storms could cause damage to homes and property.If storms develop they are likely to be more intense than usual and dangerous weather conditions may occur in some parts of the warning area.


        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.


        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 south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 2:55pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

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

        Please note changes under Road Closure section


        Time of issue: 02:55 PM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Morton Road, Mallee Hill Road, Burngup Road South and Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        • The fire started near the intersection of Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace.
        • The fire is burning on the western side of Holland Track Road.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        Bushfire ADVICE for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, 14 Mile Road and Newdegate-Pingrup Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

        • 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 Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
        • It is contained but not controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:27 AM on 10 December 2017 and currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Lake Grace is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 1:24pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

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

        Please note correction to spelling of Burngup Road South


        Time of issue: 01:24 PM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Morton Road, Mallee Hill Road, Burngup Road South and Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace. .

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        • The fire started near the intersection of Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace
        • The fire is burning on the western side of Holland Track Road

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        Bushfire ADVICE for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, 14 Mile Road and Newdegate-Pingrup Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

        • 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 Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
        • 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 SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:29 AM on 10 December 2017 and currently there has been 3 hectares hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Lake Grace is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 1:09pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

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

        Please note correction to spelling of Burngup Road South


        Time of issue: 01:09 PM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Newdegate in the SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Morton Road, Mallee Hill Road, Burngup Road South and Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace. .

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        • The fire started near the intersection of Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace
        • The fire is burning on the western side of Holland Track Road

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        Bushfire ADVICE for south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Lake Grace-Newdegate Road, 14 Mile Road and Newdegate-Pingrup Road, south of Newdegate in the Shire of Lake Grace.

        • 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 Holland Track Road and Lake Grace Newdegate Road in Lake Grace

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
        • 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 SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:29 AM on 10 December 2017 and currently there has been 3 hectares hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Lake Grace is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

        Sun, 10/12/2017 - 9:55am
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

        N/A This is a new alert

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


        Time of issue: 09:55 AM
        Date of issue: 10 December 2017


        Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

        If you live in Central West and parts of Gascoyne and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Geraldton, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Northampton, Paynes Find and Yalgoo.

        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:

        Bureau of Meteorology advised Thundestorms are already active throughout the area, but are expected to become severe from this afternoon and continue into the evening.


        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.


        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

        After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne

        Sat, 09/12/2017 - 10:44am
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


        Time of issue: 10:44 AM
        Date of issue: 09 December 2017

        Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne

        As at 09/12/2017 10:27:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.



        To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 09/12/2017 10:27:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed

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

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


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        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 Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

        Sat, 09/12/2017 - 9:06am
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


        Time of issue: 09:06 AM
        Date of issue: 09 December 2017


        Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

        If you live in parts of the Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Moora, Badgingarra, Dalwallinu, Wongan Hills and surrounding areas.

        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 09/12/2017 07:34:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. At 7:30am AWST the satellite imagery shows a line of thunderstorms from Badgingarra to Dalwallinu. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.Badgingarra recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 7:24am AWST.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed

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

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


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        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 All Clear for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Fri, 08/12/2017 - 3:14pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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 Alert Level


        Time of issue: 03:14 PM 
        Date of issue: 08 December 2017


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

        • The bushfire that was burning in Nuytsland Nature Reserve has been contained and is under control.
        • Firefighters will monitor the area for the next few days.
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO: 

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

        Roads have not been closed.

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


        No further updates will be issued.


        END 

        Bushfire All Clear for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        Fri, 08/12/2017 - 10:25am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND. Content:

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

        Please note change to the alert level.


        Time of issue: 10:25 AM
        Date of issue: 08 December 2017


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community including the Abydos area, approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

        • The bushfire that was burning inthe Woodstock Aboriginal Community has been extinguished.
        • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day..


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:02 PM on 4 December 2017 and currently there has been 6500 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:10am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

        Please note there are three fires in this alert. There is no change to the previous alert.


        Time of issue: 09:10 AM 
        Date of issue: 08 December 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, 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.
        • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

        WHAT TO DO: 

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          The fires are not contained.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          A number of roads and tracks have been closed including:

          • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
          • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are building containment lines.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


          Bushfire All Clear for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          Fri, 08/12/2017 - 8:51am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

          Please note change to Alert Level


          Time of issue: 08:51 AM
          Date of issue: 08 December 2017


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • The bushfire that was burning along Great Northern Highway has been extinguished.
          • 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:

          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 remotely.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:16 PM on 6 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          Thu, 07/12/2017 - 3:41pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information sections


          Time of issue: 03:41 PM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN 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 is burning parallel to Great Northern Highway on the western side of the road.

          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 controlled but not contained.
            • The fire is stationary.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            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 remotely.
            • Firefighters from the Shire of East Pilbara are in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 12:16 PM on 6 December 2017 and currently there has been 15 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

            Thu, 07/12/2017 - 3:37pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

            Please note changes under bushfire behaviour


            Time of issue: 03:37 PM
            Date of issue: 07 December 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community including the Abydos area, approximately 145 kilometres south of 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.
            • The fire is burning north of Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

            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.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
              • 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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:02 PM on 4 December 2017 and currently there has been 6500 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • The 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 

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