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Bushfire Advice for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 06:18 AM 
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Thompson and Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to changes in fire behaviour.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

WHAT TO DO: 

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


Bushfire ADVICE for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as due to changes in fire behaviour
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started In the park

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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

    Additional information: 

    • People impacted by the Albany fires or looking for loved ones can register at https//register.redcross.org.au
    • Stirling Range National Park is closed east of Chester Pass Roa


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
    • 40 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


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

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

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 06:03 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and controlled.
    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of LA PEROUSE RD in GOODE BEACH.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:43 AM on 25 May 2018.
    • City of 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 Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


    Time of issue: 05:59 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
    • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
    • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
    • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
    • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
    • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
    • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Syred Road, Stirling School Road, East of Chester Pass Road, South Coast Highway and Pfeiffer Road, including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads are closed and impassable due to fallen powerlines and trees. 

    Please drive with extreme caution.

    More information will be issued when known.

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

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

    EVACUTATION CENTRE:

    • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
      •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
    • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
    • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

    RED CROSS

    People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • A number of Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
    • City of Albany is also in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • City of Albany is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

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

    There is no change to the previous alert

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


    Time of issue: 05:54 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and the coast line in REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • Homes are under threat now.
    • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
    • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
    • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
    • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
    • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
    • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, and Millbrook Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
    • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

    There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

    Please drive with extreme caution.

    More information will be issued when known.

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

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

    EVACUTATION CENTRE:

    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
      • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
    • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
    • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

    RED CROSS:

    People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • a number of Bush Fire Service, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, career firefighters are attending.
    • City of Albany are also in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • City of Albany is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

    Please note changes throughout

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


    Time of issue: 05:21 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

    Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth

    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

    Cancellation of dangerous weather warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

    As at 24/05/2018 22:35:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the dangerous weather warning Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

    WHAT TO DO:

    Now the dangerous 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 24/05/2018 22:35:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A deep low pressure system will approach the southwest parts of WA during Friday afternoon and evening. A strong cold front lies just to the east of Ravensthorpe and will move east during Friday morning. A deep low pressure system will approach the southwest corner during Friday afternoon and evening. Radar and satellite imagery shows gusty showers moving through eastern parts of the warning area, and cold squally showers and thunderstorm on the west coast south of Mandurah. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are occuring over the eastern parts (east of Albany) of the warning and should ease during the morning. DAMAGING WINDS over the far western parts (southwest of Bunbury to Walpole) of the warning area, will extend to areas west of Lancelin to Northam to Albany including the Perth Metropolitan area during the morning and will increase during Friday afternoon and evening. DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible near the west coast between Busselton and Albany during Friday afternoon and evening. Tides between Lancelin and Walpole are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING of low-lying coastal areas.Showers and thunderstorms likely to produce moderate to heavy rainfall during Friday. 24 hour rainfall totals to 9am Saturday are generally expected to be between 15 and 35 millimetres between Lancelin and Albany with totals exceeding 50 millimetres in some areas. Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 113km per hour at 4:51pm Thursday.Gnowangerup recorded a wind gust of 113km per hour at 11:59pm Thursday. Busselton Jetty recorded a wind gust of 104km per hour at 4:13am Friday. Badgingarra recorded a wind gust of 102km per hour at 9:35pm Thursday.Albany Airport recorded a wind gust of 102km per hour at 1:47am Friday. Rainfall totals recorded between 9:00am Thursday and 4:00am Friday: Vasse - 79millimetres, Busselton Airport - 65millimetres, Rosa Brook - 66.6millimetresFouracres - 65.8millimetres. This front is expected to be the first strong cold front of season so far. People in the southwest of WA typically experience a front as windy as this about 5 times per year.


    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:

    • Emergency services have answered more than 61 calls for help since 3.00pm.
    • The majority of calls for assistance have come from the Perth Metropolitan area, Busselton and Bunbury and through the wheat belt.
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

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

    There is no change to the previous alert

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


    Time of issue: 05:00 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and the coast line in REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • Homes are under threat now.
    • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
    • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
    • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
    • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
    • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
    • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, and Millbrook Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
    • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

    There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

    Please drive with extreme caution.

    More information will be issued when known.

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

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

    EVACUTATION CENTRE:

    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
      • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
    • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
    • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

    RED CROSS:

    People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • City of Albany is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

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

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

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 04:59 AM 
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


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

    ALERT LEVEL: 

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

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to rainfall.
    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of Nut Rd and South Coast Highway

    WHAT TO DO: 

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

    • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
    • Nut Road is closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


    Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY@FCADLGA@@ Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


    Time of issue: 04:58 AM
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
    • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
    • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
    • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
    • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
    • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
    • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Syred Road, Stirling School Road, East of Chester Pass Road, South Coast Highway and Pfeiffer Road, including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads are closed and impassable due to fallen powerlines and trees. 

    Please drive with extreme caution.

    More information will be issued when known.

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

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

    EVACUTATION CENTRE:

    • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
      •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
    • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
    • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

    RED CROSS

    People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • City of Albany is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

    Please note changes


    Time of issue: 04:40 AM 
    Date of issue: 25 May 2018


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Thompson and Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to changes in fire behaviour.
    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

    WHAT TO DO: 

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


    Bushfire ADVICE for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as due to changes in fire behaviour
    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started In the park

    WHAT TO DO: 

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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

      Additional information: 

      • People impacted by the Albany fires or looking for loved ones can register at https//register.redcross.org.au
      • Stirling Range National Park is closed east of Chester Pass Roa


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
      • 40 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

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

      Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURES and EXTRA INFORMATION sections

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 04:16 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and the coast line in REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Homes are under threat now.
      • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, and Millbrook Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
      • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

      There may be other roads closed or impassable due to fallen powerlines or trees.

      Please drive with extreme caution.

      More information will be issued when known.

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

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

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

      RED CROSS:

      People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • City of Albany is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note change to ROAD CLOSURES and EXTRA INFORMATION

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 04:08 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
      • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Syred Road, Stirling School Road, East of Chester Pass Road, South Coast Highway and Pfeiffer Road, including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads are closed and impassable due to fallen powerlines and trees. 

      Please drive with extreme caution.

      More information will be issued when known.

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

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

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

      RED CROSS

      People impacted by the Albany Fires or looking for loved ones can register at https://register.redcross.org.au

       


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • City of Albany is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note change to ALERT LEVEL - downgrade to WATCH & ACT


      Time of issue: 03:55 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and controlled.
      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of LA PEROUSE RD in GOODE BEACH.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.


      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 CITY OF ALBANY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:43 AM on 25 May 2018.
      • City of 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 Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

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

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

      There is no change to the previous alert

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:59 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and the coast line in REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Homes are under threat now.
      • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, and Millbrook Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
      • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

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

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

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • City of Albany is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note changes under Alert level to include Thompson Rd

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:58 AM 
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Thompson and Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as due to strong winds and rate of spread of the fire..
      • The fire started in the park

      WHAT TO DO: 

      • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
      • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, south of Chillinup Road to South Coast Highway and east of Pfeiffer Rd.

      • 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 in Stirling Range National Park

      WHAT TO DO: 

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving erratically in a south easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
      • 40 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note change to WARNING AREAS

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:48 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
      • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Syred Road, Stirling School Road, East of Chester Pass Road, South Coast Highway and Pfeiffer Road, including TAKALARUP and MANYPEAKS in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      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 CITY OF ALBANY.

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • City of Albany is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

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

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

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

      Please note changes


      Time of issue: 02:46 AM 
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


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

      ALERT LEVEL: 

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

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to rainfall.
      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of Nut Rd and South Coast Highway

      WHAT TO DO: 

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

      • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
      • Nut Road is closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire Emergency Warning for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

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

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:43 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Quaranup Road, Frenchmans Bay Road, Salmon Holes Road and the pennisula at GOODE BEACH AND FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of LA PEROUSE RD in GOODE BEACH.
      • the fire is burning in a southerly direction

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:43 AM on 25 May 2018.
      • City of is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note changes under Alert level to include Thompson Rd

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:22 AM 
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Thompson and Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as due to strong winds and rate of spread of the fire..
      • The fire started in the park

      WHAT TO DO: 

      • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
      • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, south of Chillinup Road to South Coast Highway and east of Pfeiffer Rd.

      • 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 in Stirling Range National Park

      WHAT TO DO: 

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving erratically in a south easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
      • 40 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire Emergency Warning for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

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

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:19 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GOODE BEACH and FRENCHMAN BAY in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Quaranup Road, Frenchmans Bay Road, Salmon Holes Road and the pennisula at GOODE BEACH AND FRENCHMAN BAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of LA PEROUSE RD in GOODE BEACH.
      • the fire is burning in a southerly direction

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:43 AM on 25 May 2018.
      • City of is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 01:58 AM
      Date of issue: 25 May 2018


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Morrialup Road, Granite Hill Road, Riggs Road, Mindijup Road, Takenup Road, Chester Pass Road, and Takalarup Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
      • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
      • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
      • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
      • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
      • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
      • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      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 CITY OF ALBANY.

      EVACUTATION CENTRE:

      • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
        •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

      • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
      • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
      • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
      • City of Albany is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

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