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Hazmat General Warning for NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 1:14am
Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Hazmat Fire in NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON. Content:

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



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

Time of issue: 01:14 AM
Date of issue: 09 January 2018

Hazmat Fire in NANUTARRA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

There is a Hazmat Fire on North West Coastal Highway near the intersection of Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

A truck collision on the highway has resulted in the discharge of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

There is no direct threat to the community.

WHAT TO DO:

  • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
  • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
  • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Northwest Coastal Highway in both directions, for 1.6 kilometres from the Nanutarra Roadhouse. 

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • 10 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • ChemCentre and the Department of Environment and Regulation Pollution Response Unit are providing technical support to DFES.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The incident was reported at 09/01/2018 20:24:00.
  • The cause of the incident is accidental and caused by a crash


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

Cyclone Blue Alert for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 9:05pm
Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome in the Kimberley Content:

Please note changes under Cyclone Details

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Time of issue: 09:05 PM
Date of issue: 08 January 2018


Cyclone BLUE ALERT for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome in the Kimberley

COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome.
This includes people in coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome and surrounding areas.
Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises:

  • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
  • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.

CYCLONE WATCH is current for people in or near  coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome.
You should prepare your home inside and out. Keep up to date with the development of the cyclone through radio, television or the internet.


CYCLONE DETAILS:
As at 8 January 2018 08:48 PM:

The Bureau of Meteorology advises a tropical low is estimated to be 155 kilometres west of Wyndham and 135 kilometres south of Kalumburu.

It is moving west southwest at 13 kilometres per hour.

A tropical low will track across the northern Kimberley overnight and move off the northwest Kimberley coast during Tuesday. The low is expected to strengthen over open water and may become a tropical cyclone on Wednesday or Thursday. There is a significant risk of a severe tropical cyclone impacting northern WA later in the week.

Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Wednesday afternoon or evening. Gales may extend to Wallal Downs during Wednesday evening.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • For SES assistance call 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
  • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

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 Kimberley

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 8:24pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


Time of issue: 08:24 PM
Date of issue: 08 January 2018

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

As at 08/01/2018 20:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning Kimberley district has been cancelled.

The line of storms moving over the southwest Kimberley region is weakening. 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.

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

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 6:52pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


Time of issue: 06:52 PM
Date of issue: 08 January 2018


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

If you live in Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Broome and Bidyadanga.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

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 08/01/2018 18:36:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised radar imagery showed a line of storms located 60 km east of Broome, moving northwest at around 60 km/h. The line of storms is expected to reach Broome around 7:30pm. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours and into this evening. Storms could cause significant damage to homes and property.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting 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 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 4:06pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:06 PM
Date of issue: 08 January 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Hyden-Norseman Road, in the vicinity of Thursday Rock, 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN 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.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

    The fire is burning in an inaccessible area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads are closed:

    • Hyden-Norseman Road, between Norseman and the Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road
    • Victoria Rock Road
       

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
    • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:30 AM on 17 December 2017 and currently there has been 50,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Dundas 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 western parts of Toodyay Road in GIDGEGANNUP in the CITY OF SWAN

    Mon, 08/01/2018 - 4:02pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of Toodyay Road in GIDGEGANNUP in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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


    Time of issue: 04:02 PM
    Date of issue: 08 January 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of Toodyay Road in GIDGEGANNUP in the CITY OF SWAN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Toodyay Road between Stoneville Road and The Springs Road in GIDGEGANNUP in the CITY OF SWAN.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of Toodyay Road and Stoneville Road in GIDGEGANNUP.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
    If driving
    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:48 PM on 8 January 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • City of Swan 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 western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya in the Shire of Esperance

    Mon, 08/01/2018 - 3:49pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya in the Shire of Esperance Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:49 PM
    Date of issue: 08 January 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya in the Shire of Esperance

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya and for people travelling on or near Parmango Road in the Shire of Esperance.

    • 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 PARMANGO RD in BURAMINYA.
    • The fire is burning in a North Westerly direction

    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 have been closed including:

      Parmango Road between the Balledonia Roadhouse to the North Eastern edge of farmland in the Shire of Esperance

      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 ESPERANCE.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation, strengthening containment lines.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:53 AM on 6 January 2018.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire All Clear for eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE

      Mon, 08/01/2018 - 3:15pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE Content:

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

      Please note changes under all sections


      Time of issue: 03:15 PM
      Date of issue: 08 January 2018


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE.

      • The bushfire that was burning in eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in Bateman 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:

      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Cyclone Blue Alert for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome

      Mon, 08/01/2018 - 3:13pm
      Category: Cyclone Alert Summary: Cyclone BLUE ALERT for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome in the Kimberley Content:

      The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
      Time of issue: 03:13 PM
      Date of issue: 08 January 2018


      Cyclone BLUE ALERT for coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome in the Kimberley

      COMMUNITY ALERT LEVEL:
      A BLUE ALERT is current for people in or near coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome.
      This includes people in coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome and surrounding areas.
      Although there is no immediate danger you need to start preparing for dangerous weather and keep up to date

      WHAT TO DO:
      DFES advises:

      • Get ready for dangerous weather by preparing your home inside and out.
      • Secure or remove loose material from around your home.
      • Ensure your emergency kit is complete and check your family knows what to do.

      CYCLONE WATCH is current for people in or near  coastal areas between Kuri Bay and Wallal Downs, including Broome. .
      You should prepare your home inside and out. Keep up to date with the development of the cyclone through radio, television or the internet.


      CYCLONE DETAILS:
      As at 8 January 2018 02:44 PM:

      The Bureau of Meteorology advises a tropical low is estimated to be estimated to be 80 kilometres west northwest of Wyndham and 140 kilometres southeast of Kalumburu. 

      It is moving southwest at 10 kilometres per hour.

      A tropical low will track across the northern Kimberley during Monday and move off the northwest Kimberley coast during Tuesday. The low is expected to strengthen over open water and may become a tropical cyclone on Wednesday or Thursday. There is a significant risk of a severe tropical cyclone impacting northern WA later in the week.

      Gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour may develop in coastal parts between Kuri Bay and Bidyadanga, including Broome, during Wednesday afternoon or evening. Gales may extend to Wallal Downs during Wednesday evening.

      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.

      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • For SES assistance call 132 500
      • In a life threatening situation call 000
      • For the latest weather information call 1300 659 210 or visit www.bom.gov.au
      • For information about road conditions and closures contact local Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

      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 north-eastern part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Mon, 08/01/2018 - 3:03pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:03 PM 
      Date of issue: 08 January 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north-eastern part of Cape Arid National Park, 120km east-north-east of Condingup.

      • 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 BALLADONIA RD.

      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 not contained.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

        Balladonia Track, Gora Track, Point Culver Track and Mt Ragged campground are 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 ESPERANCE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:45 AM on 27 December 2017 and currently there has been 10,800 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 Advice for eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE

        Mon, 08/01/2018 - 12:52pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE Content:

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


        Time of issue: 12:52 PM
        Date of issue: 08 January 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in eastern parts of Kwinana Freeway in BATEMAN in the CITY OF MELVILLE.

        • 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 Kwinana Freeway South Street in BATEMAN.

        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:

        • It is contained but not controlled.


        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:

        • Kwinana Freeway, South Street exit (southbound)

        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 MELVILLE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Mon, 08/01/2018 - 11:11am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 11:11 AM
        Date of issue: 08 January 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Hyden-Norseman Road, in the vicinity of Thursday Rock, 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN 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.

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is out of control and unpredictable.

          The fire is burning in an inaccessible area.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following roads are closed:

          • Hyden-Norseman Road, between Norseman and the Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road
          • Victoria Rock Road
             

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
          • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 09:30 AM on 17 December 2017 and currently there has been 50,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Shire of Dundas is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire All Clear for southern part of HILLARYS in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

          Mon, 08/01/2018 - 11:01am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of HILLARYS in the CITY OF JOONDALUP Content:

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

          Please note changes under all sections


          Time of issue: 11:01 AM
          Date of issue: 08 January 2018


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern part of HILLARYS in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near the corner of Whitfords Avenue and Angove Drive in HILLARYS in the CITY OF JOONDALUP.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.


           


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:04 PM on 7 January 2018 and currently there has been two hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya in the Shire of Esperance

          Mon, 08/01/2018 - 10:12am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya in the Shire of Esperance Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 10:12 AM
          Date of issue: 08 January 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya in the Shire of Esperance

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the western parts of Beaumont in Buraminya and for people travelling on or near Parmango Road in the Shire of Esperance.

          • 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 PARMANGO RD in BURAMINYA.
          • The fire is burning in a North Westerly direction

          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 have been closed including:

            Parmango Road between the Balledonia Roadhouse to the North Eastern edge of farmland in the Shire of Esperance

            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 ESPERANCE.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation, strengthening containment lines.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 07:53 AM on 6 January 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Smoke Alert Advice for Pemberton and surrounds in Lower South West, South West

            Mon, 08/01/2018 - 10:05am
            Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Pemberton and surrounds in the Shire of Manjimup Content:

            Time of issue:10:05 AM
            Date of issue: 08 January 2018

            Smoke Alert for Pemberton and surrounds  in the Shire of Manjimup

            The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Pemberton and surrounds, including Vasse Highway north of Pemberton in the Shire of Manjimup.

            The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today in Gloucester National Park, 1km east of Pemberton.

            The smoke will be visible for several days.

            WHAT TO DO:  

            If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

            Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

            People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

            People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

            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 issued when the situation changes

            END 

            Bushfire Advice for north-eastern part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            Mon, 08/01/2018 - 9:51am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

            Please note changes under Road Closures


            Time of issue: 09:51 AM 
            Date of issue: 08 January 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north-eastern part of Cape Arid National Park, 120km east-north-east of Condingup.

            • 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 BALLADONIA RD.

            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 not contained.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

              Balladonia Track, Gora Track, Point Culver Track and Mt Ragged campground are 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 ESPERANCE.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 07:45 AM on 27 December 2017 and currently there has been 10,800 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 people near Solomon mine site near MOUNT SHEILA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              Mon, 08/01/2018 - 9:10am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for people near Solomon mine site near MOUNT SHEILA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

              Please note changes under Alert Level, Bushfire Behaviour and throughout


              Time of issue: 09:10 AM
              Date of issue: 08 January 2018


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  people near Solomon mine site near MOUNT SHEILA in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Solomon mine site and Rio Tinto Rail access road near Mount Sheila in the Shire of Ashburton.

              • 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 stationary.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 05:00 PM on 4 January 2018 and currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Shire of Ashburton is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

              Mon, 08/01/2018 - 6:48am
              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


              Time of issue: 06:48 AM
              Date of issue: 08 January 2018

              Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

              As at 08/01/2018 00:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in parts of the western Kimberley District has been cancelled.

              at 12:45am radar imagery showed a line of storms offshore to the east of Broome and moving away to the west.Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

              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.


              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 Kimberley

              Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:35pm
              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

              Please note changes under weather situationsection, and locations information

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


              Time of issue: 10:35 PM
              Date of issue: 07 January 2018


              Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

              If you live in in parts of the western Kimberley District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Broome, Derby, Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay and Lombadina.

              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.

              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 at 9:35pm radar imagery showed a line of storms located 120 km to the east of Broome and moving to the west at 50 kilometers per hour. Storms are expected to reach Broome around midnight tonight. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Broome, Derby, Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay and Lombadina. Storms could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.Curtin Airport recorded a gust to 96 km/hr 8:37 pm.Derby recorded a gust to 106 km/hr at 9:28 pm.The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.


              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 issued if further information becomes available.


              END

              Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

              Sun, 07/01/2018 - 9:43pm
              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


              Time of issue: 09:43 PM
              Date of issue: 07 January 2018


              Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

              If you live in in parts of the western Kimberley District you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Derby, Beagle Bay and Lombadina

              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.

              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 07/01/2018 20:53:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 8:45pm radar imagery showed a line of storms located over Curtin airport and moving to the east northeast at 35 kilometers per hour. Storms are expected to reach Dery around 9:15 pm. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Derby, Beagle Bay and Lombadina.Storms could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Curtin Airport recodered a gust to 96 km/hr 8:37 pm.


              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 issued if further information becomes available.


              END

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