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Bushfire Advice for Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout alert


Time of issue: 12:42 PM
Date of issue: 14 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the Shire of Esperance.

  • 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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve

WHAT TO DO:

    Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
    • If camping in the Wattle Camp area head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver / Toolinna Cove track then onto the Toolinna / Eyre Highway track heading north.
    • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so.
    • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
    • If in the Daralinya / Balbinia / Bills Paddock head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

    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 north easterly direction.
    • It is out of control and uncontained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    The following tracks are closed the public:

    • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
    • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Cam

    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 ESPERANCE.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 100 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 the southern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note change throughout the alert


    Time of issue: 12:32 PM
    Date of issue: 14 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the southern park of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track, 19km south west of Israelite Bay in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • 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 Cape Arid National Park

    WHAT TO DO:
    Leave the area if it is safe to do so.

    • If camping in the Wattle Camp area head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver / Toolinna Cove track then onto the Toolinna / Eyre Highway track heading north.
    • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so.
    • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
    • If in the Daralinya / Balbinia / Bills Paddock head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

    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 fast.
    • It is out of control and uncontained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    The following tracks are closed to the public:

    • Fisheries Road from the end of Fisheries Road to Israelite Bay
    • Parmango Road from Fisheries Road to Balladonaia Road House 
    • Balladonia Track off Fisheries Road to Mt Ragged
    • Gora Track to Mt Ragged 
    • Pasley Track through to Telegraph Track to Point Malcolm
    • Tookenjena Track to Point Malcolm

    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 ESPERANCE.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    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 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 9000 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 north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

    Please note changes to Road Closures


    Time of issue: 12:07 PM
    Date of issue: 14 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road between Mount Shenton-Yamarna Road and Point Sunday Road and surrouding areas in the north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire has crossed Great Central Road and has burnt up to 12 kilometres west of Minnie Creek Road.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

      • Smoke will continue past Tjukayirla Roadhouse.
      • 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 southerly direction.
      • It is a large, controllable fire.

      The fire is impacting the intersection of Minnie Creek Road and Great Central Road. It is also impacting Yeo Lake Reserve.


      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 Laverton.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 210000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango 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 changes to firefighter activity


      Time of issue: 11:32 AM
      Date of issue: 14 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        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 Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse

        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 ESPERANCE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 12 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
        • Shire of Esperance 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 south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in 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 section


        Time of issue: 11:31 AM
        Date of issue: 14 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

          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 out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following access tracks are closed:

          • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp
          • Cliff Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver

          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 ESPERANCE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
          • Shire of Esperance 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 Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


          Time of issue: 11:14 AM
          Date of issue: 14 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between Fraser Range and Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

          • 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 between Fraser Range and Balladonia to the north of Eyre Highway. Please note there are multiple hotspots on the north side of the highway.
          • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
          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 uncontained.


            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.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the fire.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 27,000 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 Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

            Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


            Time of issue: 11:08 AM
            Date of issue: 14 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on or near Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING, west of COOLGARDIE, 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.
            • The fire is burning 7 kilometres north of Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING.
            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 in a variable direction.

              • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.
              • Wallaroo Rock campsite is closed. 

               


              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 COOLGARDIE.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.
              • 6 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 11:04 AM
              Date of issue: 14 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road between Mount Shenton-Yamarna Road and Point Sunday Road and surrouding areas in the north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire has crossed Great Central Road and has burnt up to 12 kilometres west of Minnie Creek Road.
              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

                • Smoke will continue past Tjukayirla Roadhouse.
                • 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 southerly direction.
                • It is a large, controllable fire.

                The fire is impacting the intersection of Minnie Creek Road and Great Central Road. It is also impacting Yeo Lake Reserve.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Great Central Road has been closed. 

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

                 

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 210000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 11:00 AM
                Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Mesa J 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 fire started near the intersection of PANNAWONICA RD and DEEPDALE RD in FORTESCUE.
                • The fire is located approximately 10 kilometres south of the Pannawonica townsite.
                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is contained but not controlled.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  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 ASHBURTON.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                  • Rio Tinto response teams and Pannawonica Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 03:53 PM on 10 January 2019.
                  • The Shire of Ashburton is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for North West Coastal Highway in the CITY OF KARRATHA

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for North West Coastal Highway in the CITY OF KARRATHA 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: 10:59 AM
                  Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for North West Coastal Highway in the CITY OF KARRATHA

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along North West Coastal Highway between Panawonica Road and Fortescue Roadhouse.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire started near the intersection of NORTH WEST COASTAL HWY and PANNAWONICA RD in FORTESCUE.
                  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 in a north north easterly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

                    The fire is burning on the eastern side of the North West Coastal Highway.

                     


                    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 ASHBURTON.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 04:09 PM on 11 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 8,500 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

                    Bushfire All Clear for parts of WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW Content:

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

                    Please note changes to alert level.


                    Time of issue: 10:45 AM
                    Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Cockleshell Gully Road, Woolmulla Road, Coorow-Greenhead Road and Grover Road in WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW.

                    • 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 SHIRE OF COOROW.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 01:11 PM on 13 January 2019.
                    • Shire of Coorow 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 ST RONANS in SHIRE OF YORK

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for ST RONANS in SHIRE OF YORK Content:

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

                    Please note changes to alert level.


                    Time of issue: 10:38 AM
                    Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for ST RONANS in SHIRE OF YORK

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in St Ronans in the SHIRE OF YORK.

                    • The bushfire that was burning in St Ronans has been contained and is under control, and is no longer impacting the community.
                    • Firefighters and land owners 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:

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

                    • Great Southern Highway between the intersection of Yarra and Inkpen Roads and Cut Hill Road.
                    • Ashworth Road between Mokine Road and Great Southern Highway. 

                    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 YORK.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 10 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 435 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is accidental.

                    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 Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                    There is no change to the previous alert


                    Time of issue: 09:41 AM
                    Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the Shire of Esperance.

                    • 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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      Anyone that may be recreating in and around Point Culver and Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve should leave if it is safe to do so.

                      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 north easterly direction.
                      • It is out of control and uncontained.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

                      • Wattle Camp Track is closed to the public

                      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 ESPERANCE.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 100 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 the southern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                      There is no change to the previous alert


                      Time of issue: 09:39 AM
                      Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                      Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the southern park of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track, 19km south west of Israelite Bay in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                      • 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 Cape Arid 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 fast.
                        • It is out of control and uncontained.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

                        The following tracks are closed to the public:

                        • Pasley Track
                        • Fisheries Track

                        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 ESPERANCE.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are on the scene.


                        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 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
                        • Currently there has been 9000 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 south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


                        Time of issue: 08:47 AM
                        Date of issue: 14 January 2019


                        Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                          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 out of control and unpredictable.


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          Some roads may be closed.

                          The following walking tracks are closed:

                          • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp
                          • Cliff Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver

                          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 ESPERANCE.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
                          • Shire of Esperance 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

                          After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

                          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


                          Time of issue: 09:04 PM
                          Date of issue: 13 January 2019

                          Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

                          As at 13/01/2019 21:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning Kimberley has been cancelled.

                          At 8:15pm satellite and radar imagery showed the line of thunderstorms approaching Broome has weakened.The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

                          To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          Roads have not been closed.

                          Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                          Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


                          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                          END

                          Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

                          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


                          Time of issue: 07:15 PM
                          Date of issue: 13 January 2019


                          Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

                          If you live in Kimberley you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

                          Locations which may be affected include Broome and Beagle Bay.

                          This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

                          WHAT TO DO:

                          DFES advises you to:

                          • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                          • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                          • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                          • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                          • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                          IF DRIVING:
                          • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                          • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                          • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                          • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                          People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                          WEATHER DETAILS:

                          At 13/01/2019 19:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 7:00pm satellite and radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome moving in a westerly direction at approximately 60 km/h. The line of storms could reach Broome between 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm. The line of storms is expected to pass to the south of Derby. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours


                          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                          Roads have not been closed.

                          Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                          Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


                          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                          • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                          IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

                          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                          END

                          Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Eyre Highway, near Balladonia in the Shire of Dundas in Goldfields-Midlands

                          Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Eyre Highway, near Balladonia in the Shire of Dundas Content:

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

                          Time of issue: 06:32 PM
                          Date of issue: 13 January 2019

                          A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Eyre Highway, near Balladonia in the Shire of Dundas

                          A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Eyre Highway near Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS. Smoke from BUSHFIRE actvities has been carried by prevailing winds through to Balladonia and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear in the coming days.

                          WHAT TO DO:

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

                          ROAD CLOSURES:

                          Roads have not been closed.


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

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

                          END

                          Bushfire Advice for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE 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: 05:13 PM
                          Date of issue: 13 January 2019


                          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on or near Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING, west of COOLGARDIE, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                          • The fire is burning 7 kilometres north of Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING.
                          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:

                            • The bushfire is moving in a variable direction.

                            There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there may be smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.


                            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 COOLGARDIE.


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are on the scene.
                            • 6 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.

                            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 WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW Content:

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

                            Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


                            Time of issue: 04:29 PM
                            Date of issue: 13 January 2019


                            Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Cockleshell Gully Road, Woolmulla Road, Coorow-Greenhead Road and Grover Road in WARRADARGE in SHIRE OF COOROW.

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

                            If driving

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

                            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                            • It is contained and under control.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
                            Some roads may be closed.

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

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


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are on the scene.
                            • 10 farmer response unit members and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 01:11 PM on 13 January 2019.
                            • Shire of Coorow is managing the fire.

                            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                            END

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