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Bushfire Watch and Act for the northern part of GRACETOWN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the northern part of GRACETOWN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER 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 under control and the threat to homes has been reduced.


Time of issue: 02:40 PM
Date of issue: 28 April 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the northern part of GRACETOWN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Cowaramup Bay Road to the south, Caves Road to the east, Cullen Road to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as there is no longer running fire and the threat to homes is now reduced.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Caves Road and Cullen Road in Gracetown.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is controlled but not contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads including Juniper Road 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 SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and protecting homes.
  • 50 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:55 AM on 28 April 2019.
  • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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.


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Bushfire Emergency Warning for GRACETOWN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GRACETOWN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

Please note the alert level for this fire has been upgraded

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: 01:40 PM
Date of issue: 28 April 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for GRACETOWN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Waddingham Road to the south, Caves Road to the east, Cullen Road to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as homes are under threat by fire.
  • Homes near Juniper Road are under threat by fire now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Caves Road and Cullen Road in Gracetown.
WHAT TO DO:
  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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 Juniper Road.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines, actively fighting the fire and protecting homes.

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 11:55 AM on 28 April 2019.
  • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 hour unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire Advice for Gracetown in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gracetown in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

Please note, this is a new alert


Time of issue: 12:58 PM
Date of issue: 28 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Gracetown in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Cullen Road to the north, Cowaramup Bay Road to the south, Caves Road to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET-RIVER.

  • 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 Caves Road and Cullen Road in Gracetown.
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 out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:00 PM on 28 April 2019.
  • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Bushfire Advice for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


Time of issue: 10:34 AM
Date of issue: 28 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bookine Road, Chitna Road and Gingin Brook Road in NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GINGIN BROOK ROAD and COWALLA ROAD in NEERGABBY.
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:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • WA Police are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:44 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 25 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of Gingin 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Gibb River Road on the western side of the Pentecost River in the SHIRE OF EAST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Gibb River Road on the western side of the Pentecost River in the SHIRE OF EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Time of issue: 09:20 AM
Date of issue: 28 April 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Gibb River Road on the western side of the Pentecost River in the SHIRE OF EAST KIMBERLEY

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on the Gibb River Road, 10 kilometres west of the Pentecost River in the SHIRE OF EAST KIMBERLEY. Smoke from prescribed burning actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds through to the Pentecost River and surrounding areas. 

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

Roads have not been closed.


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

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

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Bushfire All Clear for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 03:35 PM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people between King Drive and Moore River, west of the Woodridge Estate in parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation and will conduct patrols of the area overnight.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:04 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been four hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • The Shire of Gingin 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.
No further updates will be issued.


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Bushfire Advice for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

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


Time of issue: 03:32 PM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bookine Road, Chitna Road and Gingin Brook Road in NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN.

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
  • 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 SHIRE OF GINGIN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 30 farmers and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • WA Police are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:44 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 25 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of Gingin 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.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Bunbury to Dwellingup and surrounds in South West

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Dwellingup and surrounds in the City of Bunbury and Shires of Murray, Waroona and Harvey Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 01:49 PM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Dwellingup and surrounds in the City of Bunbury and Shires of Murray, Waroona and Harvey

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Dwellingup and surrounds in the City of Bunbury and Shires of Murray, Waroona and Harvey

The smoke is due to a prescribed burn being carried out south-east of Dwellingup. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow morning.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.

The next update will be issued when the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in Metro North Coastal, Metro North East, Metro South East, Metro South Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 01:42 PM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area.

The smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried in the area by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear by tomorrow morning.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Bushfire Advice for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 12:34 PM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between King Drive and Moore River, west of the Woodridge Estate in parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained and controlled, and all running fire is out.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near King Drive in WOODRIDGE.
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:

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 Gingin.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:04 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Gingin 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire Emergency Warning for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

This is a new 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: 11:40 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people between King Drive and Moore River, west of the Woodridge Estate in parts of WOODRIDGE, CARABAN and WILBINGA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes west of King Drive are under threat by fire now.
  • The fire started near King Drive in WOODRIDGE.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you live in the Woodridge Estate or surrounds, leave the area via Indian Ocean Drive.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:04 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Gingin 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.


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Bushfire All Clear for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:56 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day..
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Indian Ocean Drive has been re-opened, however heavy traffic is still in place

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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:07 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 0.5 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire Advice for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 10:44 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bookine Road, Chitna Road and Gingin Brook Road in NEERGABBY in SHIRE OF GINGIN.

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south westerly direction.
  • 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 SHIRE OF GINGIN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 30 farmers and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • WA Police are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:44 AM on 27 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • Shire of Gingin 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire All Clear for Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:11 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or around Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in the CITY OF SWAN.

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:20 PM on 26 April 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.
No further updates will be issued.


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Bushfire Advice for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:09 AM
Date of issue: 27 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Yanchep National Park in CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is controlled but not contained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Traffic management is in place on Indian Ocean Drive in the vicinity of the entrance to Yanchep National Park.

    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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:07 AM on 27 April 2019.
    • Currently there has been 0.5 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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    Smoke Alert Advice for Smoke Alert for Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    Time of issue: 10:06 AM
    Date of issue: 27 April 2019

    Smoke Alert for Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on the Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in ROEBUCK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.
    • The smoke is the result of bushfire activities in the area.
    • The smoke is expected to clear over the coming days.

         

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Roads have not been closed.


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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:
    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.

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    Smoke Alert Advice for Smoke Alert for parts of OLDBURY and WELLARD in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF KWINANA in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for parts of OLDBURY and WELLARD in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

    This is a new alert.

    Time of issue: 09:53 AM
    Date of issue: 27 April 2019

    Smoke Alert for parts of OLDBURY and WELLARD in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF KWINANA

    • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in the vicinity of King Road, Mundijong Road, Duckpond Road, Kwinana Freeway and surrounding areas in OLDBURY and WELLARD in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF KWINANA
    • The smoke is the result of a mulch fire burning in Oldbury.
    • The smoke is expected to clear later today.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Roads have not been closed.


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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR or news bulletins.


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    Smoke Alert Advice for Capel, Busselton and surrounds in South West

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Capel, Busselton and surrounds in the Shire of Capel and City of Busselton Content:

    The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
    Time of issue: 05:14 PM
    Date of issue: 26 April 2019

    Smoke Alert for Capel, Busselton and surrounds in the Shire of Capel and City of Busselton

    The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Capel, Busselton and surrounds in the Shire of Capel and City of Busselton.

    The smoke is due to a prescribed burn being carried out south-west of Collie. The smoke is expected to clear tomorrow.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
    • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
    • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
    • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:
    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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    Smoke Alert Advice for Margaret River to Augusta in South West, Lower South West

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Margaret River to Augusta in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Content:

    The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
    Time of issue: 05:10 PM
    Date of issue: 26 April 2019

    Smoke Alert for Margaret River to Augusta in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

    The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Margaret River to Augusta in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

    The smoke is due to a prescribed burn being carried out 25km north-east of Augusta. The smoke is expected to clear tomorrow morning.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
    • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
    • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
    • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:
    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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    Smoke Alert Advice for Manjimup, Pemberton, Quinninup and surrounds in South West, Lower South West

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Pemberton, Quinninup and surrounds in the South West Content:

    The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
    Time of issue: 05:06 PM
    Date of issue: 26 April 2019

    Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Pemberton, Quinninup and surrounds in the South West

    The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Pemberton, Quinninup and surrounds in the South West.

    The smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried out east-north-east of Manjimup. The smoke is expected to clear by mid-morning tomorrow.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
    • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
    • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
    • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:
    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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