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Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area. Please note there is no change to the previous alert.


Time of issue: 06:14 PM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • 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 is burning in unallocated crown land in proximity of the northern side of Parmango Road.
  • Burning operations to contain the fire will likely result in smoke over the area.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames

Smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area for approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres northeast of Esperance. The smoke may continue for days to come.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained on the southern and western flanks and there is minimal fire activity.


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/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
  • Telegraph Track from Norseman to Balladonia.
  • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road.
  • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection.

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.

PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay only. All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 
  • Alexander Bay 
  • Kennedy's Beach 
  • Cape Arid National Park
Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:
  • Hellfire Bay Day-Use Area
  • Frank Hann National Park
  • Peak Charles National Park
  • Dundas Nature Reserve
For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/  The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Local farm response units, the Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.

    Aerial support is in the area.


DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
  • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
  • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
  • 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.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for southern parts of BULLSBROOK, east of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, the south western part of GIDGEGANNUP and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation overnight due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.

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


Time of issue: 05:50 PM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, the south western part of GIDGEGANNUP and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in south west GIDGEGANNUP and the WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started near the intersection of TAYLOR RD and JILCRAI RD in BULLSBROOK.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation overnight due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Due to the changing conditions and inaccessible terrain firefighters will have difficulty fighting the fire overnight.
  • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Altone Park, 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BULLSBROOK, east of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD in GIDGEGANNUP and the western side of the AVON RIVER and railway line in WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK .

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Altone Park, 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

  • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
  • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Vehicles will not be granted access to the area. 

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

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

PARK CLOSURES :

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 82 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for southern parts of BULLSBROOK, east of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, the south western part of GIDGEGANNUP and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert

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


Time of issue: 04:50 PM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, the south western part of GIDGEGANNUP and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in south west GIDGEGANNUP and the WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started near the intersection of TAYLOR RD and JILCRAI RD in BULLSBROOK.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BULLSBROOK, east of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD in GIDGEGANNUP and the western side of the AVON RIVER and railway line in WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK .

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Altone Park, 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway. .


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

  • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
  • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE

Vehicles will not be granted access to the area. 

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

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

PARK CLOSURES :

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for southern parts of the BULLSBROOK, west of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, and in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in GIDGEGANNUP and WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note there has been a correction to the roads in the Emergency Warning area. There is now and Evacuation Centre open at ALTONE PARK

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


Time of issue: 04:12 PM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, and in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in GIDGEGANNUP and WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, and in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in GIDGEGANNUP and WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started near the intersection of TAYLOR RD and JILCRAI RD in BULLSBROOK.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of the BULLSBROOK, west of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD in BULLSBROOK and the eastern side of the AVON RIVER and railway line in WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK .

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Altone Park,  332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


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:

  • Taylor Road 
  • Clarkson Road

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

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

PARK CLOSURES :

The WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

For more information on park closures please visit

https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for south eastern part of EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP Content:

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

Please note this fire has been downgraded. Please note changes throughout alert.


Time of issue: 04:03 PM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Edgewater Drive from Ridge Close to Ocean Reef Road in EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to the efforts of firefighters.
  • 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 OCEAN REEF RD and EDGEWATER DR in EDGEWATER.
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 and under control.


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:

  • Edgewater Drive from Wisteria Parade to Edgewood Drive 

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 40 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:38 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been five hectares burnt.
  • 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.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for Channybearup Road and Bamess Road, 15km south-west of Manjimup in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Channybearup Road and Bamess Road, 15km south-west of Manjimup in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:45 PM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Channybearup Road and Bamess Road, 15km south-west of Manjimup in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Channybearup Road and Bamess Road in Big Brook State Forest, 15km south-west of Manjimup.

  • 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 Big Brook Road and Channybearup Road.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is slowly in a north westerly 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 SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene. Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
    Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:58 PM on 4 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 1 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • 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.


    END

    Storm - Get Ready for Perth Metropolitan, South West

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: bad weather in Perth Metropolitan, South West Content:

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


    Time of issue: 03:25 PM
    Date of issue: 04 March 2019

    Get ready now for bad weather in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West

    If you live in Lower West and South West districts you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming tonight.

    Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Ellenbrook, Gingin, Kalamunda, Midland and Mundaring.

    Gusty easterly winds are common this time of year however winds are likely to be unusually strong and may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. Easterly winds of this strength generally occur on average once every 2 to 3 years.

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

    • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
    • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
    • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
    • Move vehicles under cover
    • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
    • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
    • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

    If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 04/03/2019 13:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong ridge of high pressure will develop south of the State, and will generate strong and gusty easterly winds on and west of the Darling Escarpment from late Monday evening through to Tuesday morning. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY most likely about the Hills and Foothills from 11pm Monday until 8am Tuesday morning.


    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 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 Watch and Act for southern parts of the BULLSBROOK, west of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Emergency Warning issued for BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

    This is a new alert

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


    Time of issue: 03:24 PM
    Date of issue: 04 March 2019


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK and WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity Smith Road in the SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK and the WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
    • The fire started near the intersection of TAYLOR RD and JILCRAI RD in BULLSBROOK.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
    • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
    • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
    • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
    • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of the BULLSBROOK, west of the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD in BULLSBROOK and the eastern side of the AVON RIVER and railway line in WULUNGA NATIONAL PARK .

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

    SAFER PLACE:
    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Altone Park,  332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
    • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
    • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
    Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
    • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the eastern part of VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the eastern part of VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE 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: 04 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the eastern part of VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by the Nepean-Scargoville Road to the north, Coolgardie-Esperance Highway to the east, including the townsite of Widgiemooltha, and bounded on the south and west by Cave Hill Road, including the Cave Hill Recreation Site and Burra Rock Nature Reserve and Conservation Site in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

    • 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.
    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 stationary.
    • It is contained and under control.


    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:

    • Nepean-Spargoville Road
    • Burra Rocks Road
    • Victoria Rocks Road
    • Cave Hill 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 Coolgardie.

    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
    • Burra Rock Conservation Park
    • Cave Hill Conservation Park


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • 2 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:59 PM on 15 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 41,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Coolgardie 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 north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING 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: 03:13 PM
    Date of issue: 04 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Stephens Road, Great Northern Highway, and Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road and surrounding areas in north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

    • 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 Great Northern Highway and Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road in BINDOON.
    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 and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Use caution in the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    • Great Northern Highway has been reopened with caution between Bindoon-Moora Road and Bindoon-Dewars Pool 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 Chittering.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
    • Bush Fire Service and Farm Response firefighters are attending.

    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
    Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:00 PM on 3 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 30 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • The Shire of Chittering 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.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:08 PM
    Date of issue: 04 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts 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.
    • The fire is burning between Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • 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 SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

      PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
      • Dundas Nature Reserve is closed


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
      • 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 south eastern part of EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Watch and Act issued for EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP Content:

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

      Please note SEWS is no longer required. There are no other changes.


      Time of issue: 03:04 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Birdland Court, Garrong Close and Apalie Trail in EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Birdland Court, Garrong Close and Apalie Trail in EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded.
      • 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 OCEAN REEF RD and EDGEWATER DR in EDGEWATER.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Edgewater Drive in EDGEWATER in the CITY OF JOONDALUP.

      • 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 OCEAN REEF RD and EDGEWATER DR in EDGEWATER.
      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:


      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:

      • Edgewater Drive from Joondalup Drive to Trappers Drive 

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.

      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:38 PM on 4 March 2019.
      • 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.
      Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Storm - Get Ready for Perth Metropolitan, South West

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for bad weather in parts of the Perth Metropolitan and South West Content:

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


      Time of issue: 02:26 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019

      Get ready now for bad weather in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West

      If you live in Lower West and South West districts you need to get ready now for the bad weather coming tonight.

      Locations which may be affected include Dwellingup, Ellenbrook, Gingin, Kalamunda, Midland and Mundaring.

      Gusty easterly winds are common this time of year however winds are likely to be unusually strong and may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous. Easterly winds of this strength generally occur on average once every 2 to 3 years.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

      • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
      • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
      • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
      • Move vehicles under cover
      • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
      • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

      If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 04/03/2019 13:04:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a strong ridge of high pressure will develop south of the State, and will generate strong and gusty easterly winds on and west of the Darling Escarpment from late Monday evening through to Tuesday morning. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 90 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY most likely about the Hills and Foothills from 11pm Monday until 8am Tuesday morning.


      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 your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for south eastern part of EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Edgewater Drive from Garrong Close to Ridge Close in EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP Content:

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

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


      Time of issue: 02:24 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Edgewater Drive from Garrong Close to Ridge Close in EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in or around Edgewater Drive from Garrong Close to Ridge Close in EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP.

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Homes in Birdland Court are under threat by fire now.
      • The fire started near the intersection of OCEAN REEF RD and EDGEWATER DR in EDGEWATER.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
      • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south eastern part of EDGEWATER in CITY OF JOONDALUP.

      • 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 OCEAN REEF RD and EDGEWATER DR in EDGEWATER.
      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.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads may be closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to protect crews and homes.

      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:38 PM on 4 March 2019.
      • 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.
      More information will be released when known.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area. Please note there is no change to the previous alert.


      Time of issue: 01:17 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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 is burning in unallocated crown land in proximity of the northern side of Parmango Road.
      • Burning operations to contain the fire will likely result in smoke over the area.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained on the southern and western flanks and there is minimal fire activity.


      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/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
      • Telegraph Track from Norseman to Balladonia.
      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road.
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection.

      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.

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay only. All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 
      • Alexander Bay 
      • Kennedy's Beach 
      • Cape Arid National Park
      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:
      • Hellfire Bay Day-Use Area
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/  The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farm response units, the Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.

        Aerial support is in the area.


      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • 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.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area. Please note there is no change to the previous alert.


      Time of issue: 01:13 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire conditions have improved.
      • 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 Mount Le Grand in Cape Le Grand National Park.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
      • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
      • It is advised that campers keep up to date with the current situation. Campers currently in the park may continue camping at Lucky Bay. Le Grand camp ground and Hellfire Bay Day-Use area remain closed.
      • Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay ONLY.
      • 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 and under control.

      SAFER PLACE:
      • All campers already within the National Park may continue camping at Lucky Bay. All other camp grounds remain closed.
      • There are camping areas available at the soccer fields at the Greater Sports Ground, with access off Brazier Street in Esperance.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      If you are in Cape Le Grand National Park and you plan to leave, please leave via Lucky Bay Road and Cape Le Grand Road to the park exit.


      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 Esperance.

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

      Cape Le Grand National Park is now open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay only.

      • Le Grand campgound and Hellfire Bay Day-Use Area remain closed.
      • The coastal walk trail from Thistle Cove to Le Grand Beach remains closed.
      • Wylie Bay Access Track remains closed.
      All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 
      • Alexander Bay 
      • Kennedy's Beach 
      • Cape Arid National Park
      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:
      • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/  The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 

       

       


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service and Urban Search and Rescue firefighters are attending.

      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:05 AM on 1 March 2019.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • 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.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for BEAUMONT, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area. Please note addition of PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES.


      Time of issue: 12:57 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Fisheries Road to the north, Cape Arid National Park to the east, the coast to the south, and Alexander Road to the west, including all coastal campsites in the Alexander Bay and Alexander River areas and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE. .

      • 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.
      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 ALL CLEAR for BEAUMONT, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people north of Fisheries Road in BEAUMONT, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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:


      • The Exchange fire is contained and under control.
      • The Mount Arid fire is uncontained and uncontrolled. 


      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:

      • Balladonia Road

      The following roads are open to local traffic only:

      • Merivale Road from Orleans Bay Road 
      • Fisheries Road from Parmango 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 Esperance.

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

      Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay only.

      All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 

      • Alexander Bay 
      • Kennedy's Beach 
      • Cape Arid National Park

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:

      • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve

      For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/

      The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance. 

         


      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
      • Currently there has been 140,681 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • 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.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area. Please note there is no change to the previous alert.


      Time of issue: 12:41 PM
      Date of issue: 04 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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 may be 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.

        • The fire is burning within containment lines. 


        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:

        • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
        • Kumarl-Lake King Road from Lake King-Norseman Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
        • Field Road into Peak Charles National Park
           
        • Cascade Road has been reopened 

        Be aware of possible smoke over the road on Hyden-Norseman 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 Esperance.

        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
        Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay only. All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 
        • Alexander Bay 
        • Kennedy's Beach 
        • Cape Arid National Park
        Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:
        • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
        • Frank Hann National Park
        • Peak Charles National Park
        • Dundas Nature Reserve
        For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 

         


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and monitoring the situation.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
        • Farm response units are also assisting at this fire.

          The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.

          Aerial support is in the area.


        DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
        Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
        • Currently there has been 121,510 hectares burnt.
        • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
        • 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.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

        Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

        Please note this smoke alert replaces the Bushfire ADVICE for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        Time of issue: 12:00 PM
        Date of issue: 04 March 2019

        A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Smoke from bushfire actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds along Marble Bar Road and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later in the week.

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

        END

        Bushfire Advice for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

        Please note changes throughout alert.


        Time of issue: 11:20 AM
        Date of issue: 04 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Marble Bar Road northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, northeast of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • BHP are also in attendance.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 04:25 PM on 1 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 6,000 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.
          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

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