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Bushfire All Clear for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

Please note changes to Alert Level section


Time of issue: 02:47 PM
Date of issue: 15 December 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

  • The bushfire that was burning on Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed 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 Halls Creek.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
  • 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.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM 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: 02:24 PM
Date of issue: 15 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

  • 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:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • Shire of Northam are in attendance


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
  • Currently there has been 50 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • Shire of Northam 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 people in the north east part of GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in the north east part of GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 02:15 PM
Date of issue: 15 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for people in the north east part of GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in or around Great Southern Highway at the intersection of Sandgate Road in GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK.

  • 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 SOUTHERN HWY and SANDGATE RD in GILGERING.
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:
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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:20 AM on 15 December 2018.
  • Shire of York 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 northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 11:49 AM
Date of issue: 15 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Erskine Range and Blina Access Road in the northern part of CAMBALLIN in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

  • 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.
  • It is burning on the northern side of 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.
  • 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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:21 AM on 15 December 2018.
  • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note changes under Alert Level, Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 10:32 AM
Date of issue: 15 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 bushfire is burning south west of the Solomon airstrip.
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 moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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:

  • Hamersley 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 ASHBURTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
  • Currently there has been 90,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 10:32 AM
Date of issue: 15 December 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 Halls Creek.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
    • 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 Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU Content:

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

    Please note change to Alert Level


    Time of issue: 10:13 AM
    Date of issue: 15 December 2018


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU..

    • The bushfire that was burning on Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU has been extinguished.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day..
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
    • 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 SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

    Please note changes under Alert Level section


    Time of issue: 09:41 AM
    Date of issue: 15 December 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

    • 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 fire is stationary


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
    • Shire of Northam are in attendance


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
    • Currently there has been 50 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • Shire of Northam 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 northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

    Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information


    Time of issue: 09:04 AM
    Date of issue: 15 December 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started in KARIJINI National Park

    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 slowly.
      • It is contained but not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      Roads leading to Karijini Eco Reatreat are closed. The following roads are closed:

      • Weano Road from the Karijini Eco Retreat turn-off to and including Weano Recreation Area.
      • Banjima West Road from Karijini Drive turn-off to Karijini Eco Retreat.
      • Banjima North Road from the junction on Banjima West Road to the Joffre Gorge/Knox Gorge turn-off.

      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 ASHBURTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation and mopping up.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service 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 07:47 AM on 11 December 2018.
      • Currently there has been 12,500 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for people in the north east part of GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for perople in the north east part of GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK 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: 08:04 AM
      Date of issue: 15 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for people in the north east part of GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in or around Great Southern Highway at the intersection of Sandgate Road in GILGERING in the SHIRE OF YORK.

      • 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 SOUTHERN HWY and SANDGATE RD in GILGERING.
      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 in a northerly 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 by contacting the City/Shire of (Name).


      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 05:20 AM on 15 December 2018.
      • 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 SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

      Please note changes to bushfire behaviour


      Time of issue: 03:58 PM
      Date of issue: 14 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

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

      • The fire is stationary


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
      • Shire of Northam are in attendance


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
      • Currently there has been approximately 50 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • Shire of Northam 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 Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 03:57 PM
      Date of issue: 14 December 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tanami Road between Billiluna Community and Balgo Road in TANAMI in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly 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 Halls Creek.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 13 December 2018.
        • 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 Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU 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: 03:54 PM
        Date of issue: 14 December 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU.

        • 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 on the southern side of Great Central Road and is burning towards the 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 slowly 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
          • 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 SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

          Please note changes under Extra Information section


          Time of issue: 03:50 PM
          Date of issue: 14 December 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

          • 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 bushfire is burning south of the Solomon airstrip.
          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 moving fast in a southerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          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:

          • Hamersley 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 ASHBURTON.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
          • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
          • Currently there has been 80,000 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 the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

          Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


          Time of issue: 03:02 PM
          Date of issue: 14 December 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of KARIJINI National Park including Weano Recreation Area and Karijini Eco Retreat in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in KARIJINI National Park

          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 slowly.
            • It is not contained but moderate in behaviour.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
            Roads leading to Karijini Eco Reatreat are closed. The following roads are closed:

            • Weano Road from the Karijini Eco Retreat turn-off to and including Weano Recreation Area.
            • Banjima West Road from Karijini Drive turn-off to Karijini Eco Retreat.
            • Banjima North Road from the junction on Banjima West Road to the Joffre Gorge/Knox Gorge turn-off.

            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 ASHBURTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation and mopping up.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service 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 07:47 AM on 11 December 2018.
            • Currently there has been 10,200 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

            Please note changes to alert level, bushfire behaviour and extra informaiton


            Time of issue: 01:40 PM
            Date of issue: 14 December 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

            • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained.
            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
            • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
            • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
            • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
            • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained but not controlled.

            The fire is stationary.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
            • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
            • Shire of Northam are in attendance


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
            • Currently there has been approximately 50 hectares burnt.
            • Shire of Northam 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 Watch and Act for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

            This is a new alert


            Time of issue: 12:16 PM
            Date of issue: 14 December 2018


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the townsite of SPENCERS BROOK and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            • The fire started north of SPENCERS BROOK townsite.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
            • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
            • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
            • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            SAFEST ROUTE:
            It is safe to leave south on Spencers Brook Road towards York.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
            • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
            • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
            • Shire of Northam are 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 11:38 AM on 14 December 2018.
            • Shire of Northam 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 SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

            Please note changes under Road Closures sections


            Time of issue: 12:03 PM
            Date of issue: 14 December 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

            • 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 bushfire is burning south of the Solomon airstrip.
            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 moving fast in a southerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            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:

            • Hamersley 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 ASHBURTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
            • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
            • Currently there has been 20000 hectares burnt.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

            Please note updated information under Alert Level section


            Time of issue: 11:25 AM
            Date of issue: 14 December 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along RIO TINTO ACCESS ROAD and HAMERSLEY ROAD near the SOLOMON MINE SITE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

            • 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 bushfire is burning south of the Solomon airstrip.
            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 moving fast in a southerly 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 by contacting the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
            • Bush Fire Service, mine site and Shire of Ashburton firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 11 December 2018.
            • Currently there has been 20000 hectares burnt.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU 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: 11:03 AM
            Date of issue: 14 December 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Central Road in SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road, 15 kilometres south of WARBURTON in the SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU.

            • 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 on the southern side of Great Central Road and is burning towards the 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 slowly 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 NGAANYATJARRAKU.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:08 PM on 12 December 2018.
              • 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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