EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

This is a new alert

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


Time of issue: 11:59 AM
Date of issue: 26 October 2018


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

If you live in the North Interior, South Interior and parts of the Kimberley and Goldfields districts, you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

Locations which may be affected include Balgo, Giles, Kiwirrkurra, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora and Warburton.

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 26/10/2018 11:25:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system is located in the northeastern Gascoyne with a secondary low pressure trough developing through eastern parts of the Interior. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area during the afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are also possible in the South Interior and North Interior districts during the afternoon and evening. Locations which may be affected by heavy rainfall and large hailstones include Balgo, Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, however if storms develop they are likely to be more intense than usual and dangerous weather conditions may occur in some parts of the warning area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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 by contacting your local Shire.


WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

  • DFES is monitoring the situation.
  • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 11:02 AM
Date of issue: 26 October 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway.
  • Ilkurlka Roadhouse is closed.

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 travelling in a south westerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    A number of roads have been closed including:

    • Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, from Connie Sue Highway, also known as Neale Junction, to the South Australian border, and will be reassessed on the 29th October.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018 and currently there has been 60,000 hectares burnt.
    • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the people travelling on the EYRE HIGHWAY near the FRASER RANGES in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS in Goldfields-Midlands

    Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the people travelling on the EYRE HIGHWAY near the FRASER RANGES in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

    Time of issue: 07:11 PM
    Date of issue: 25 October 2018

    A Smoke Alert has been issued for the people travelling on the EYRE HIGHWAY near the FRASER RANGES in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on the Eyre Highway near Fraser Ranges and the surrounding area in the Shire of Dundas. Smoke from a bushfire in the Fraser Ranges may be carried by prevailing winds over the Eyre Highway and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear in the coming days.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Roads have not been closed.


    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:
    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.
    More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.

    END

    Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:59 PM
    Date of issue: 25 October 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway.
    • Ilkurlka Roadhouse is closed.

    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 travelling in a south westerly direction.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, from Connie Sue Highway, also known as Neale Junction, to the South Australian border, and will be reassessed on the 29th October.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018 and currently there has been 60,000 hectares burnt.
      • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Smoke Alert Advice for Yanchep to Guilderton in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Guilderton in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin Content:

      Time of issue:03:47 PM
      Date of issue: 25 October 2018

      Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Guilderton in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin

      The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Yanchep to Guilderton, including Two Rocks, Caraban, Wilbinga, Yanchep National Park and Indian Ocean Drive.

      The smoke is the result of several DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns being carried out today. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow midday.

      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.

      END 

      Smoke Alert Advice for Neergabby, Moore River Nature Reserve and Moore River National Park in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Neergabby, Moore River Nature Reserve and Moore River National Park in the Shire of Gingin Content:

      Time of issue:03:44 PM
      Date of issue: 25 October 2018

      Smoke Alert for Neergabby, Moore River Nature Reserve and Moore River National Park in the Shire of Gingin

      The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for people travelling along Cowalla Road and areas including Neergabby, Moore River Nature Reserve and Moore River National Park.

      The smoke is the result of a DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn being carried out today. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow midday.

      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 All Clear for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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


        Time of issue: 02:41 PM
        Date of issue: 25 October 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along YANDEYARRA ROAD, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 24 October 2018.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
        • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

        Please note changes under road closure section


        Time of issue: 11:04 AM
        Date of issue: 25 October 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway.
        • Ilkurlka Roadhouse is closed.

        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 travelling in a south westerly direction.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          A number of roads have been closed including:

          • Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, from Connie Sue Highway, also known as Neale Junction, to the South Australian border, and will be reassessed on the 29th October.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018 and currently there has been 60,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

          Please note changes throughout


          Time of issue: 10:50 AM
          Date of issue: 25 October 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along YANDEYARRA ROAD, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

          • 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 YANDEYARRA RD and MALLINA-YANDEYARRA RD in MARBLE BAR.

          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:

          • The bushfire is moving very fast in a east-south easterly direction.
          • It is unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 24 October 2018.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
          • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire All Clear for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


          Time of issue: 10:35 AM
          Date of issue: 25 October 2018


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between the Port Smith turnoff and Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

          • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
          • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
          • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

          WHAT TO DO:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation with help from local pastrolists.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 860,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

          Please note changes throughout


          Time of issue: 06:06 PM
          Date of issue: 24 October 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along YANDEYARRA ROAD, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

          • 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 YANDEYARRA RD and MALLINA-YANDEYARRA RD in MARBLE BAR.

          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:

          • The bushfire is moving very fast in a south-south easterly direction.
          • It is unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 24 October 2018.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
          • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Watch and Act for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

          Please note changes throughout


          Time of issue: 03:57 PM
          Date of issue: 24 October 2018


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

          • 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 YANDEYARRA ROAD and MALLINA-YANDEYARRA ROAD.

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving very fast in a south-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, turn your headlights on and drive carefully due to smoke. 

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 24 October 2018.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
          • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

          Please note there may be smoke in the area.


          Time of issue: 03:43 PM
          Date of issue: 24 October 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between the Port Smith turnoff and Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

          • 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 DAMPIER DOWNS ROAD in GINGERAH.

          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 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 are closed including:

            • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation with help from local pastrolists.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 860,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 03:22 PM
            Date of issue: 24 October 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway.
            • Ilkurlka Roadhouse is closed.

            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 travelling in a south westerly direction.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              A number of roads have been closed including:

              • Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, from Connie Sue Highway, also known as Neale Junction, to the South Australian border.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018 and currently there has been 60,000 hectares burnt.
              • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Watch and Act for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

              This is a new alert


              Time of issue: 01:46 PM
              Date of issue: 24 October 2018


              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY, south of INDEE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

              • 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 YANDEYARRA ROAD and MALLINA-YANDEYARRA ROAD.

              WHAT TO DO:

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving fast 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 by contacting the Town of Port Hedland.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 24 October 2018.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
              • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

              Please note changes under Location, Bushfire Behavior and what firefighters are doing


              Time of issue: 11:10 AM
              Date of issue: 24 October 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between the Port Smith turnoff and Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in LAGRANGE and ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

              • 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 DAMPIER DOWNS ROAD in GINGERAH.

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is contained 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 are closed including:

                • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation with help from local pastrolists.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 860,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


                Time of issue: 10:27 AM
                Date of issue: 24 October 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway.
                • Ilkurlka Roadhouse is closed.

                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 travelling in a south westerly direction


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  A number of roads have been closed including:

                  • Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, from Connie Sue Highway, also known as Neale Junction, to the South Australian border.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018 and currently there has been 60,000 hectares burnt.
                  • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END 

                  Bushfire All Clear for Myroodah Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Myroodah Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                  Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


                  Time of issue: 09:19 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 October 2018


                  Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Myroodah Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Geegully Road on Myroodah Station in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

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

                  WHAT TO DO:

                  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  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 Derby-West Kimberley.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are working with pastoralists to monitor the fire remotely.


                  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 

                  Bushfire Advice for Myroodah Station in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Myroodah Station in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 03:51 PM
                  Date of issue: 23 October 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Myroodah Station in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Geegully Road on Myroodah Station in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley.

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

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
                    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the fire along with pastoralists.


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


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                    Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


                    Time of issue: 03:48 PM
                    Date of issue: 23 October 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                    • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway.
                    • Ilkurlka Roadhouse is closed.

                    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 travelling in a westerly direction


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      A number of roads have been closed including:

                      • Anne Beadell Highway, also known as Serpentine Lakes Road, from Connie Sue Highway, also known as Neale Junction, to the South Australian border.

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

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018 and currently there has been 60,000 hectares burnt.
                      • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

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