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Bushfire Watch and Act for HOWICK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HOWICK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 10:45 AM
Date of issue: 01 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HOWICK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Merivale Road to the north, Cape Arid National Park to the east, the coast to the south and Alexander Road to the west.

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

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Shire of Esperance has setup a temporary evacuation centre at the Esperance Civic Centre, Council Place, Esperance.
  • There is additional camping areas available next he the Esperance Recreation Centre. 
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Merivale Road

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

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

PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

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

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 10:42 AM
Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway through NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and 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.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 your local Shire.

    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

    Closures in Shire of Esperance:

    • Peak Charles National Park
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Dundas Nature Reserve
    • Cape Arid National Park
    • Cape Le Grand National Park

    Closures in Shire of Dundas:

    • Dundas Nature Reserve

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 21 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 13,400 hectares burnt.
    • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for TALBOT WEST in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for TALBOT WEST in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY Content:

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

    The fire is no longer impacting the area


    Time of issue: 10:42 AM
    Date of issue: 01 March 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for TALBOT WEST in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people planning travel through TALBOT WEST in the SHIRE OF BEVERLEY.

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 BEVERLEY.


    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 12:48 PM on 28 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
    • Shire of Beverley 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 Watch and Act for CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note changes throughout alert.


    Time of issue: 10:39 AM
    Date of issue: 01 March 2019


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK east of Esperance in the Shire of Esperance.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire is burning near Mount Le Grand in the Cape Le Grand National Park.
    WHAT TO DO:

    If you are already camping in the National Park

    • Please remain vigilant and follow the instructions of park rangers and camp hosts.
    • If you plan to leave, leave now to a safer place if the way is clear.
    • Camping is only allowed at Lucky Bay, all other camp grounds are closed. 
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


    If you were planning to visit the park you will need to consider alternative plans as the Cape Le Grand National Park is now closed to new visitors.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.

    SAFER PLACE:

    All campers currently within the National Park may continue camping at Lucky Bay. All other camp grounds are closed.

    If you chose to leave, the Shire of Esperance has setup a temporary evacuation centre at the Esperance Civic Centre, Council Place, Esperance.

    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

     


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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Wylie Bay Beach Access at park boundary
    • Cape Le Grand Road at Merivale Road
    • Dunn Rock Road at Merivale Road

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

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

    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES: :
    • Cape Le Grand National Park is closed to new visitors


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:05 AM on 1 March 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

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

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

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 10:31 AM
    Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • 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.
    • Burning operations to contain the fire will likely result in smoke over the area.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

      • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
      • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
      • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
      • 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:

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

      • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
      • Kumarl-Lake King Road from Lake King-Norseman Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
      • Cascade Road

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

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

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Frank Hann National Park 

      Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      • Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Le Grand National Park


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 120,713 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for western part of Cape Arid National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Cape Arid National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      N/A This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 10:27 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Cape Arid National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Arid National Park, near Mount Arid, in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • It is burning in a north easterly direction.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
      • 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 out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads may be closed.

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

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

      PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
      • Cape Arid National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      • Cape Le Grand National Park

       


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:26 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE 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 near the intersection of Lake King-Norseman Road and Kumarl-Lake King Road in North Cascade.
      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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
      • Kumarl-Lake King Road from Coolgardie-Esperance Highway to Lake King-Norseman Road

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

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

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

      Closures in the Salmon Gums townsite and North Cascade:

      • Peak Charles National Park

      Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      • Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Le Grand National Park


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

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

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:21 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire is burning in unallocated crown land in proximity of the northern side of Parmango Road.
      • Burning operations to contain the fire will likely result in smoke over the area.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

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

      SCHOOLS:
      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed today (Friday 1 March):
      • Condingup Primary School
      For more information contact your school directly or visit www.det.wa.edu.au. PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES: :

      Cape Arid National Park has been closed, including the Thomas River Campsite 

      Other closures in Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      • Cape Le Grand National Park


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
      • Local farmers, the Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 142,531 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for KALGAN'S POOL north of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for KALGAN'S POOL north of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

      The fire is no longer impacting the area


      Time of issue: 10:13 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for KALGAN'S POOL north of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people planning to visit KALGAN'S POOL north of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
      • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The 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 EAST PILBARA.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:55 AM on 23 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 22,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of East Pilbara 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 Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:08 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed today (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)
      • Cape Le Grand National Park 

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

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

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

      Please note additional information under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing


      Time of issue: 09:48 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • Smoke is impacting the Coolgardie Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Widgiemooltha.
      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 northerly 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:

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

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively patrolling the fire and are focused on containing the fire along the northern, western and southern edges.
      • 38 Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 04:59 PM on 15 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 41,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for Telfer Mine Site in TELFER in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Telfer Mine Site in TELFER in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

      Please note changes to the alert level.


      Time of issue: 08:26 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Telfer Mine Site in TELFER in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people north of Telfer Road and the Mine Site in TELFER in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
      • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:41 PM on 27 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 60 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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 07:56 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed today (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for CAPE LE GRANDE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for CAPE LE GRANDE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 07:53 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for CAPE LE GRANDE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near CAPE LE GRANDE NATIONAL PARK east of Esperance in the Shire of Esperance.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave – act immediately, do not wait and see.
      • The fire is burning near Mount Le Grande.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • It is safe to go to LUCKY BAY if the way is clear

      CAPE LE GRANDE NATIONAL PARK IS CLOSED

      no-one new may enter the park


      SAFER PLACE:

      The Shire of Esperance has setup a temporary evacuation centre at the Esperance Civic Centre, Council Place, Esperance.Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.

      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

      PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Wylie Bay Beach Access at park boundary
      • Cape Le Grande Road at Merivale Road
      • Dunn Rock Road at Merivale Road

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:05 AM on 1 March 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 05:57 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed tomorrow (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:58 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed tomorrow (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 01:59 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed tomorrow (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 12:29 AM
      Date of issue: 01 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed tomorrow (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 09:57 PM
      Date of issue: 28 February 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed tomorrow (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


      Time of issue: 08:02 PM
      Date of issue: 28 February 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near Tagon Road, Shao Lu Road, Orleans Road, Henkes Road, Muntz Road, Grewar Road, Merivale Road, Fisheries Road and Balladonia Road and surrounding areas in parts of BOYATUP, HOWICK, BEAUMONT and CAPE ARID in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained but not controlled.

      Whilst the fire is contained, there are still pockets of active fire within the containment lines. 

       


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Fisheries Road from the intersection of Henkes Road
      • Fisheries Road is open to local traffic only from the Coolinup Road intersection
      • Merivale Road 
      • Balladonia Road

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

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

      SCHOOLS:

      The Department of Education has advised the following school is closed tomorrow (Friday 1 March).

      • Condingup Primary School

      For more information contact your school directly or visit education.wa.edu.au

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      • Thomas River Campsite in Cape Arid National Park
      • Cape Arid National Park (direct result of fire)

      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance:

      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
      • Local farmer units are also assisting at this fire.
      • The Shire of Esperance, State Emergency Service volunteers, St John Ambulance and WA Police are also in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 18,200 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), and 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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