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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)

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 11:01 PM
Date of issue: 02 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 RD and EXCHANGE RD 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:

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:

  • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors on Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 
  • 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. 


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 1063 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 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)

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 08:57 PM
Date of issue: 02 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.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MERIVALE RD and EXCHANGE RD 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:

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:

  • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors on Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 
  • 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. 


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 1063 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 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)

Please note changes under Alert Areas. Drones have been spotted in the Watch & Act area. Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area.


Time of issue: 07:03 PM
Date of issue: 02 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 RD and EXCHANGE RD 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:

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:

  • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors on Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 
  • 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.
  • 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 1063 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 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)

Please note changes under Road Closures. Drones have been spotted in the Watch & Act area. Drones are a major safety risk to firefighting personnel and hinder firefighting efforts. Do not fly drones in this area.


Time of issue: 05:03 PM
Date of issue: 02 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 Exchange Road to the west, and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

  • The fire started near the intersection of MERIVALE RD and EXCHANGE RD 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 Alexander 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:

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:

  • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors on Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 
  • 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.
  • 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 1063 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 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)

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:04 PM
Date of issue: 02 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:
    • Frank Hann National Park 

    Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

    • Peak Charles National Park
    • Dundas Nature Reserve
    • Cape Arid National Park
    • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers with existing bookings will be welcomed from Sunday 3 March) 

    For more information visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/


    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.


    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 Savage Road in NERIDUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Savage Road in NERIDUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


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


    Bushfire ADVICE for Savage Road in NERIDUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Savage Road in NERIDUP 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 started near the intersection of Savage Road and Lanes Road in NERIDUP.
    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:

    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 SITE CLOSURES:
    • Cape Arid National Park
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Peak Charles National Park
    • Dundas Nature Reserve
    • Cape Le Grand National Park (now open to day visitors Saturday 2 March.  New campers with existing bookins will be welcome from Sunday 3 March)


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
    • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.

      The Shire of Esperance and State Emergency Service volunteers are also in attendance. 


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:57 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) and 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 today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March. There is no change to the previous alert.


    Time of issue: 04:00 PM
    Date of issue: 02 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 Hell fire Bay Day Use area remain closed.
    • The park is now open to day visitors. New campers will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March. 
    • 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 are no longer closed, however Wylie Beach Access remains 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, but remains closed to new campers today Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March.

    • 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.

    Other closures:

    • Cape Arid National Park 

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

    You can also visit the information centre at the Esperance Civic Centre.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:59 PM
    Date of issue: 02 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 Arid National Park has been closed, including the Thomas River Campsite. 

    Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

    • Peak Charles National Park
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Dundas Nature Reserve
    • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 


    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.


    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 Great Northern Highway in north-eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in 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)

    N/A This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 03:53 PM
    Date of issue: 02 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in north-eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Great Northern Highway between Wells Glover Road and Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road, in north-eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving at a moderate speed in a northerly direction.


    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 between Wells Glover 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 SHIRE OF CHITTERING.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services 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 02:43 PM on 2 March 2019.
    • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow 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: 03:35 PM
    Date of issue: 02 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.
    • 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.
    • Firefighters will be burning out unburnt pockets of vegetation close to containment lines 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.
    • 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 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 strengthening containment lines and patrolling the bushfire.
    • 38 Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire 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 04:59 PM on 15 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 41,000 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 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: 03:27 PM
    Date of issue: 02 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 5,500 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 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)

      Firefighters are burning out pockets of vegetation within containment lines which will result in visible smoke in the area. There are no further changes to the alert.


      Time of issue: 02:54 PM
      Date of issue: 02 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 Exchange Road to the west, and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of MERIVALE RD and EXCHANGE RD in HOWICK.
      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 Alexander 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.


      SAFER PLACE:
      • Anyone requiring emergency accommodation should call the Department of Communities Crisis Care helpline on 1800 199 008.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      The safest route is to leave via Fisheries Road in a westerly direction towards Esperance.


      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:

      • Merivale Road
      • Fisheries Road 
      • Balladonia 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:

      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:

      • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 
      • 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.
      • 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 1063 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 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)

      N/A This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 02:28 PM
      Date of issue: 02 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.
      • The fire is burning on the eastern side of Marble Bar 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 moving fast in a northerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • BHP are also in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:25 PM on 1 March 2019.
        • 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)

        Please note change under Park and Recreation Area Closures. Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers with an existing booking will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March. There are no further changes to this alert


        Time of issue: 01:03 PM
        Date of issue: 02 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:
          • Frank Hann National Park 

          Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

          • Peak Charles National Park
          • Dundas Nature Reserve
          • Cape Arid National Park
          • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers with existing bookings will be welcomed from Sunday 3 March) 

          For more information visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/


          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.


          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 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)

          Please note change under Park and Recreation Area Closures. Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers with an existing booking will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March. There are no further changes to this alert


          Time of issue: 12:56 PM
          Date of issue: 02 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 Arid National Park has been closed, including the Thomas River Campsite. 

          Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

          • Peak Charles National Park
          • Frank Hann National Park
          • Dundas Nature Reserve
          • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 


          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.


          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 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)

          Firefighters are burning out unburnt pockets of vegetation which will result in visible smoke in the area. The information centre at the Esperance Civic Centre is now closed. There are no further changes to the previous alert.


          Time of issue: 12:49 PM
          Date of issue: 02 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 Exchange Road to the west, and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started near the intersection of MERIVALE RD and EXCHANGE RD in HOWICK.
          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 Alexander 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.

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


          SAFER PLACE:
          • Anyone requiring emergency accommodation should call the Department of Communities Crisis Care helpline on 1800 199 008.


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route is to leave via Fisheries Road in a westerly direction towards Esperance.


          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:

          • Merivale Road
          • Fisheries Road 
          • Balladonia 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:

          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:

          • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcome from Sunday 3 March) 
          • 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.
          • 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 1063 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 Savage Road in NERIDUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Savage Road in NERIDUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

          Please note change to Park and Recreation Site Closures. Cape Le Grand National Park is open to day visitors today, Saturday 2 March. New campers with existing bookings will be welcome from tomorrow Sunday 3 March. There are no further updates to this alert


          Time of issue: 12:47 PM
          Date of issue: 02 March 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for Savage Road in NERIDUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Savage Road in NERIDUP 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 started near the intersection of Savage Road and Lanes Road in NERIDUP.
          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:

          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 SITE CLOSURES:
          • Cape Arid National Park
          • Frank Hann National Park
          • Peak Charles National Park
          • Dundas Nature Reserve
          • Cape Le Grand National Park (now open to day visitors Saturday 2 March.  New campers with existing bookins will be welcome from Sunday 3 March)


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
          • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.

            The Shire of Esperance and State Emergency Service volunteers are also in attendance. 


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:57 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) and 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 Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and 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 today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March.


          Time of issue: 11:43 AM
          Date of issue: 02 March 2019


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway through NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

          • The bushfire that was burning near the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway has been contained and is under control.
          • Firefighters will monitor the area.
          • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is 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 your local Shire.

          PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

          Closures in Shire of Esperance:

          • Peak Charles National Park
          • Frank Hann National Park
          • Dundas Nature Reserve
          • Cape Arid National Park
          • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors on Saturday 2 March, new campers with existing bookings will be welcome from tomorrow Sunday 3 March).

          Closures in Shire of Dundas:

          • Dundas Nature Reserve

           


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 21 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 13,400 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire All Clear for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE 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 today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March.


          Time of issue: 11:38 AM
          Date of issue: 02 March 2019


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • The bushfire that was burning has been contained and is under control, and there is minimal fire activity in the area.
          • 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:

          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 Coolgardie-Esperance Highway to Lake King-Norseman Road

          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:

          Closures in the Salmon Gums townsite and North Cascade:

          • Peak Charles National Park

          Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

          • Frank Hann National Park
          • Dundas Nature Reserve
          • Cape Arid National Park
          • Cape Le Grand National Park (open to day visitors on Saturday 2 March, new campers with existing bookings will be welcome from tomorrow Sunday 3 March).


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for 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 today, Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March.


          Time of issue: 11:35 AM
          Date of issue: 02 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 Hell fire Bay Day Use area remain closed.
          • The park is now open to day visitors. New campers will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March. 
          • 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 are no longer closed, however Wylie Beach Access remains 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, but remains closed to new campers today Saturday 2 March. New campers, with existing bookings, will be welcomed from tomorrow Sunday 3 March.

          • 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.

          Other closures:

          • Cape Arid National Park 

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

          You can also visit the information centre at the Esperance Civic Centre.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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