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Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note no change since previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


Time of issue: 04:20 AM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 

  • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
  • 100 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.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note no change since previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


Time of issue: 02:19 AM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 

  • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
  • 100 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.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note no change since previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


Time of issue: 12:19 AM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 

  • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
  • 100 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.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note this alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is now contained.


Time of issue: 10:16 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained..
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 

  • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection..
  • 100 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.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note this alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act. Please see changes throughout alert.


Time of issue: 08:23 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 

  • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection..
  • 100 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.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
  • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under Restricted Access Permits. This Emergency Warning remains in place due to adverse weather conditions this evening.

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 06:57 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in north western parts GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

SAFEST ROUTE: 
The safest route is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of the SHADY HILLS ESTATE, west of the AVON RIVER, north of WALYUNGA ROAD and east of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly.
  • It is controlled but not contained.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Emergency Warning area (red) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Watch and Act (yellow) and Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

  • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
  • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Vehicles will not be granted access to the area unless they have a restricted access permit.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 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.
  • Two helitaks, two fixed wing water bombers and air intelligence has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 90 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 05:59 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in north western parts GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

SAFEST ROUTE: 
The safest route is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of the SHADY HILLS ESTATE, west of the AVON RIVER, north of WALYUNGA ROAD and east of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly.
  • It is controlled but not contained.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Emergency Warning area (red) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Watch and Act (yellow) and Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

  • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
  • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Vehicles will not be granted access to the area unless they have a restricted access permit.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

 

  • Residents and business owners impacted by the fire can apply for a restricted access permit to enter designated areas.
  • A restricted access permit issuing unit has been established at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook. Please bring along valid identity documents including a driver's licence or passport, and proof of the affected address.
  • Due to the ever changing conditions, the issuing of restricted access permits may temporarily stop and your patience is appreciated.
  • For more information about restricted access permits visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/regulationandcompliance/restrictedaccesspermits


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 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.
  • Two helitaks, two fixed wing water bombers and air intelligence has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 90 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 05:00 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in north western parts GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

SAFEST ROUTE: 
The safest route is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of the SHADY HILLS ESTATE, west of the AVON RIVER, north of WALYUNGA ROAD and east of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly.
  • It is controlled but not contained.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Emergency Warning area (red) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Watch and Act (yellow) and Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

  • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
  • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Vehicles will not be granted access to the area.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

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

COMMUNITY MEETING:

A community meeting will be held at 5pm at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook.

Community members who have remained in the Emergency Warning area can attend the meeting and will be permitted to return to their properties, subject to registering with a restricted access permit agent. 

 

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

  • Residents and business owners impacted by the fire can apply for a restricted access permit to enter designated areas.
  • A restricted access permit issuing unit has been established at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook. Please bring along valid identity documents including a driver's licence or passport, and proof of the affected address.
  • Due to the ever changing conditions, the issuing of restricted access permits may temporarily stop and your patience is appreciated.
  • For more information about restricted access permits visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/regulationandcompliance/restrictedaccesspermits


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 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.
  • Two helitaks, two fixed wing water bombers and air intelligence has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 90 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


Time of issue: 04:59 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Paris Road to the north, The Boulevard to the east, Collie River to the south and Barnes Avenue to the west in AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained and controlled.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Paris Road and Break O'Day Drive in AUSTRALIND.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Break O'Day Drive

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 Harvey.

SCHOOLS:

The Department of Education has advised Australind Senior High School and Australind Primary School will be open tomorrow (Wednesday 6 March).


For more information contact your school directly or visit https://www.education.wa.edu.au/


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:52 PM on 5 March 2019.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:12 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Paris Road to the north, The Boulevard to the east, Collie River to the south and Barnes Avenue 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 PARIS RD and BREAK O'DAY DR in AUSTRALIND.
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.


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 HARVEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:52 PM on 5 March 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note information under Bushfire Behaviour, Community Meeting and Restricted Access Permits

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 04:02 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in north western parts GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
  • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
WHAT TO DO:
  • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
  • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
  • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

SAFEST ROUTE: 
The safest route is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of the SHADY HILLS ESTATE, west of the AVON RIVER, north of WALYUNGA ROAD and east of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly.
  • It is controlled but not contained.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

SAFER PLACE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
  • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
The safest route for people in the Emergency Warning area (red) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Watch and Act (yellow) and Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

  • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
  • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
  • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

Vehicles will not be granted access to the area.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

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

COMMUNITY MEETING:

A community meeting will be held at 5pm at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook.

Community members who have remained in the Emergency Warning area can attend the meeting and will be permitted to return to their properties, subject to registering with a restricted access permit agent. 

 

RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

  • Residents and business owners impacted by the fire can apply for a restricted access permit to enter designated areas.
  • A restricted access permit issuing unit has been established at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook. Please bring along valid identity documents including a driver's licence or passport, and proof of the affected address.
  • Due to the ever changing conditions, the issuing of restricted access permits may temporarily stop and your patience is appreciated.
  • For more information about restricted access permits visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/regulationandcompliance/restrictedaccesspermits


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
  • 100 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.
  • Two helitaks, two fixed wing water bombers and air intelligence has been sent to assist ground crews.
  • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 90 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:02 PM
Date of issue: 05 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire is burning between Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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

    PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
    • Dundas Nature Reserve is closed


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
    • Shire of DUNDAS is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:54 PM
    Date of issue: 05 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Stephens Road, Great Northern Highway, and Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road and surrounding areas in north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Use caution in the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    • Great Northern Highway has been reopened with caution between Bindoon-Moora Road and Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road. 

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
    • Bush Fire Service and Farm Response firefighters are attending.
    • Due to strong winds, Firefighters are continuing to strengthening containment lines.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:00 PM on 3 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 30 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • The Shire of Chittering is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:39 PM
    Date of issue: 05 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Fisheries Road to the north, Cape Arid National Park to the east, the coast to the south, and Daniels Road to the west, including all coastal campsites in the Alexander Bay and Alexander River areas and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE. .

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • 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

    • Avoid all fire affected areas.
    • Be extremely careful if driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


    • The Exchange fire is contained and controlled.
    • The Mount Arid fire is contained and controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    A number of roads have been closed including:

    • Balladonia Road

    The following roads are open to local traffic only:

    • Merivale Road from Orleans Bay Road 
    • Fisheries Road from Parmango Road

    Roads impacted by the bushfire are being inspected for safety today.

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

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

    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

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

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

    Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:

    • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Peak Charles National Park
    • Dundas Nature Reserve

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

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, and Aerial support is assisting ground crew when required.

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 140,681 hectares burnt.
    • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:37 PM
    Date of issue: 05 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire conditions have improved.
    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near Mount Le Grand in Cape Le Grand National Park.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
    • It is advised that campers keep up to date with the current situation. Campers currently in the park may continue camping at Lucky Bay. Le Grand camp ground and Hellfire Bay Day-Use area remain closed.
    • If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.

    SAFER PLACE:

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


    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:

    No roads have been closed

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

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

    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

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

    • Le Grand campgound and Hellfire Bay Day-Use Area remain closed.
    • The coastal walk trail from Thistle Cove to Le Grand Beach remains closed.
    • Wylie Bay Access Track remains closed.
    All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 
    • Alexander Bay 
    • Kennedy's Beach 
    • Cape Arid National Park
    Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:
    • Hellfire Bay Day-Use Area
    • Frank Hann National Park
    • Peak Charles National Park
    • Dundas Nature Reserve
    For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/  The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 

     

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service and Urban Search and Rescue firefighters are attending.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service are assessing the impact and safety of the closed camping areas.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:05 AM on 1 March 2019.
    • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of 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: 03:36 PM
    Date of issue: 05 March 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      If driving

      • Avoid the fire affected areas if possible.
      • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
      • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
      • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.

      • The fire is burning out in pockets within containment lines. 


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
      • Kumarl-Lake King Road from Lake King-Norseman Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
      • Field Road into Peak Charles National Park
         
      • Cascade Road has been reopened 

      Be aware of possible smoke over the road on Hyden-Norseman Road.

      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:
       For information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 

       


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the fire and inspecting roads.

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 121,510 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

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

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:32 PM
      Date of issue: 05 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained on the southern and western flanks.

      • Significant smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance). The smoke may continue for days to come.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

      PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
      All nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 
      • Alexander Bay 
      • Kennedy's Beach 
      • Cape Arid National Park
      Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:
      • Hellfire Bay Day-Use Area
      • Frank Hann National Park
      • Peak Charles National Park
      • Dundas Nature Reserve
      For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the fire and working to open roads as soon as safe.
      • Aerial support is in the area.


      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

      Please note information under RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS and COMMUNITY MEETING

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:59 PM
      Date of issue: 05 March 2019


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in north western parts GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
      • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
      • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
      • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
      • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
      • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
      • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

      SAFEST ROUTE: 
      The safest route is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of the SHADY HILLS ESTATE, west of the AVON RIVER, north of WALYUNGA ROAD and east of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

      • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

      SAFER PLACE:
      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
      • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

      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.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      The safest route for people in the Emergency Warning area (red) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.The safest route for people in the Watch and Act (yellow) and Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

      • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
      • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
      • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

      Vehicles will not be granted access to the area. 

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

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

      The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

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

      COMMUNITY MEETING:

      A community meeting will be held at 5pm at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook.

       

      RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS

      • Residents and business owners impacted by the fire can apply for a restricted access permit to enter designated areas for a specific time and purpose.
      • A restricted access permit issuing unit has been established at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook. Please bring along valid identity documents including a driver's licence or passport, and proof of the affected address.
      • Due to the ever changing conditions, the issuing of restricted access permits may temporarily stop and your patience is appreciated.
      • For more information about restricted access permits visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/regulationandcompliance/restrictedaccesspermits


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
      • 100 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.
      • Two helitaks, two fixed wing water bombers and air intelligence has been sent to assist ground crews.
      • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
      • Currently there has been 90 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


      END

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

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

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 02:36 PM
      Date of issue: 05 March 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

      Please note new information under RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS and COMMUNITY MEETING

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:23 PM
      Date of issue: 05 March 2019


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for SHADY HILLS ESTATE in BULLSBROOK, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of SHADY HILLS ESTATE south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK, the vicinity of EWING ROAD and O'BRIEN ROAD in north western parts GIDGEGANNUP and north eastern parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Home are under threat in SHADY HILLS ESTATE.
      • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • ​People in the warning area are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
      • Winds in the area are expected to reach 80 kilometres an hour which can cause embers to travel well ahead of the fire front.
      • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
      • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
      • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly. 
      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires. 
      • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

      SAFEST ROUTE: 
      The safest route is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of the SHADY HILLS ESTATE, west of the AVON RIVER, north of WALYUNGA ROAD and east of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in south eastern parts of BULLSBROOK and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

      • 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 ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

      SAFER PLACE:
      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
      • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

      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.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      The safest route for people in the Emergency Warning area (red) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway.The safest route for people in the Watch and Act (yellow) and Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      Vehicle control points have been established at the following intersections: 

      • TAYLOR ROAD and CLARKSON ROAD
      • TAYLOR ROAD and FOALING RIDGE
      • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

      Vehicles will not be granted access to the area. 

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

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

      The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is now closed. 

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

      COMMUNITY MEETING:

      A community meeting will be held at 5pm at the ETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook.


      RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:
      • Residents and business owners impacted by the fire can apply for a restricted access permit to enter designated areas for a specific time and purpose.
      • A restricted access permit issuing unit has been established at the BETHEL WARREN BULLSBROOK COMMUNITY CENTRE at 3 Maroubra Avenue, Bullsbrook. Please bring along valid identity documents including a driver's licence or passport, and proof of the affected address.
      • Due to the ever changing conditions, the issuing of restricted access permits may temporarily stop and your patience is appreciated.
      • For more information about restricted access permits visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/regulationandcompliance/restrictedaccesspermits


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene and are actively fighting the fire.
      • 100 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.
      • Two helitaks, two fixed wing water bombers and air intelligence has been sent to assist ground crews.
      • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
      • Currently there has been 90 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


      END

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