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Bushfire All Clear for WINDY HARBOUR and POINT D'ENTRECASTEAUX in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for WINDY HARBOUR and POINT D'ENTRECASTEAUX in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:10 AM
Date of issue: 04 March 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for WINDY HARBOUR and POINT D'ENTRECASTEAUX in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people WINDY HARBOUR and POINT D'ENTRECASTEAUX in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

People should avoid the access road to Cathedral Rocks due to smoke and emergency services working in 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 SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:59 PM on 3 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 or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


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: 11:06 AM
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.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the bushfire is now contained and under control.
  • 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 will be provided by 4pm today 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)

Please note changes to What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 10:53 AM
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 will be provided by 4pm today 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 previous alert.


Time of issue: 10:49 AM
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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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 previous alert.


Time of issue: 10:41 AM
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 visithttps://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 will be provided by 4pm today 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 are no changes to previous alert.


Time of issue: 10:35 AM
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 visithttps://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 will be provided by 4pm today 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 some of the warning area has been downgraded to ALL CLEAR. Please note changes throughout alert.


    Time of issue: 10:31 AM
    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.


    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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and 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)

    Please note alert has been downgraded to an advice


    Time of issue: 08:49 AM
    Date of issue: 04 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near Daniels Road, Henkes Road, Howick Road, Muntz Road, Orleans Road, Shao Lu Road, Fisheries Road, and west of Balladonia Road and surrounding areas parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA 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 BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.

    The bushfire burning at Boyatup in the Advice area is now stationary.


    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.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation, monitoring the situation.
    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • 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 approximately 4000 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 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)

    Please note changes under Road Closures


    Time of issue: 11:04 PM
    Date of issue: 03 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.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the bushfire is now contained and under control.
    • 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 parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and 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)

    Please note alert has been downgraded to an advice


    Time of issue: 06:50 PM
    Date of issue: 03 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near Daniels Road, Henkes Road, Howick Road, Muntz Road, Orleans Road, Shao Lu Road, north of Fisheries Road, and west of Balladonia Road and surrounding areas parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA 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 BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.

    The bushfire burning at Boyatup in the Advice area is now stationary.


    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.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, monitoring the situation.
    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • 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 approximately 4000 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 Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux 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

    This alert has been dowgraded. The Shire of Manjimup is now managing the fire.


    Time of issue: 06:17 PM
    Date of issue: 03 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

    • 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 WINDY HARBOUR RD and AURORA DR in WINDY HARBOUR

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed. People should avoid the access road to Cathedral Rocks due to smoke and emergency services working in the area.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
    • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service and local bushfire brigades 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 03:59 PM on 3 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 10 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is ignition from a flare.
    • Shire of Manjimup 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 Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux 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: 05:06 PM
    Date of issue: 03 March 2019


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Windy Harbour and Point D'Entrecasteaux in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

    • 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 WINDY HARBOUR RD and AURORA DR in WINDY HARBOUR

    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 at a moderate speed in a north westerly direction.
    • 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 MANJIMUP.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:59 PM on 3 March 2019.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID 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.


    Time of issue: 04:49 PM
    Date of issue: 03 March 2019


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT 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 in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

    • The fire started near the intersection of Merivale Road and Exchange Road in HOWICK.
    • The alert level for this fire remains at a Watch and Act due to active fire in the area. Should conditions change, you need to be prepared to leave or actively defend.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Drive with caution due to smoke in the area.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Continue to action your bushfire survival plan.
    • Keep up to date with alerts and warnings.


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near Daniels Road, Henkes Road, Howick Road, Muntz Road, Orleans Road, Shao Lu Road, north of Fisheries Road, and west of Balladonia Road and surrounding areas parts of BEAUMONT, CAPE ARID, HOWICK, BOYATUP, BURAMINYA 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.
    • There are fires burning throughout the advice warning area, and people are urged to remain vigilant.
    • Firefighters are burning out unburnt pockets of vegetation which will result in visible smoke in the area.
    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 behaviour in the Watch and Act area has reduced and conditions have eased. Firefighters are burning out pockets of vegetation within containment lines which will result in visible smoke in the area.

    The bushfire burning at Boyatup in the Advice area is now stationary.


    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 strengthening containment lines.
    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • 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. 

      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 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been approximately 4000 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.
    Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


    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)

    Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour. Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area.


    Time of issue: 04:32 PM
    Date of issue: 03 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 visithttps://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)

    Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour. Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors and new campers with existing bookings for Lucky Bay campsite ONLY.


    Time of issue: 04:22 PM
    Date of issue: 03 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 Advice for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in 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.


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


    Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in 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 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 not contained or controlled and is moving slowly.


    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 visithttps://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 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.


    Time of issue: 04:03 PM
    Date of issue: 03 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 visithttps://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

      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)

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


      Time of issue: 04:00 PM
      Date of issue: 03 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 but not controlled.

      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 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)

      Please note changes under Extra Information


      Time of issue: 03:52 PM
      Date of issue: 03 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.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the bushfire is now contained and under control.
      • 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:

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

      • Great Northern Highway is closed 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 issued for NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDASBushfire 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)

      Please note changes under Extra Information section


      Time of issue: 03:50 PM
      Date of issue: 03 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

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