EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire All Clear for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout alert.


Time of issue: 11:12 AM
Date of issue: 21 January 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will continue to monitor fire that is actively buring within containment lines..
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.

POWER:

Western Power advises power supply may be interrupted.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Approximately 58 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • Three sheds and other infrastructure across seven farming properties have been lost..
  • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
  • Currently there has been 158 hectares burnt.
  • Shire of Collie is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 11:08 AM
Date of issue: 21 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

    If driving

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

    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:

    • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).

    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.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
    • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 11:05 AM
    Date of issue: 21 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Sulphur Road and Millbrook Avenue in BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA.

    • 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 MILLBROOK AV and LUDLOW WAY in BERTRAM.
    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:

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

    A number of roads have been closed including:

    • Sulphur Road from Johnson Road to Price Parkway
    • Millbrook Avenue.

    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 KWINANA.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • 40 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, 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 04:12 PM on 20 January 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

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

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

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

    Please note changes under Roads closed sections


    Time of issue: 10:34 AM
    Date of issue: 21 January 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fires on both sides of Great Eastern Highway are now contained and controlled.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving in a south westerly direction.
      • It is contained but not controlled.


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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      Wallaroo Rock Road has been closed. WallaRoo Rock Campsite is also 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 Coolgardie.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 16,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for southern part of BOONDARIE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BOONDARIE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:27 AM
      Date of issue: 21 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BOONDARIE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the southern part of BOONDARIE, approximately 12 kilometres east of Great Northern Highway near the BHP Railway line, in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving in a south easterly direction.

        • It is burning in inaccessible terrain.


        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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, building containment lines.
        • 20 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:14 PM on 19 January 2019.
        • Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 09:54 AM
        Date of issue: 21 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

        WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly.
          • It is out of control and uncontained.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following tracks are closed the public:

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

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 500 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

          Please note change under Bushfire Behaviour


          Time of issue: 09:51 AM
          Date of issue: 21 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track and Telegraph Track in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

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

          • If in the Israelite Bay/Point Malcom area, depart via Fisheries Track, west to Fisheries Road if it is safe to do so.
          • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track.
          • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
          • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          A prescribed burn carried out in the park in 2017 has helped to limit the spread of the fire to the north-east.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following tracks are closed to the public:

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

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • Aerial support has been sent to monitor the fire.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

          Please note changes under EXTRA INFORMATION


          Time of issue: 09:19 AM
          Date of issue: 21 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Dales Gorge recreation area in the north-eastern part of Karijini National Park.

          • 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 Yampire Gorge.

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads have been closed:

            • The access road to Dales Gorge
            • Banjima East Road at the turnoff to Karijini Drive
            • Banjima North Road from Joffre Gorge turnoff, eastwards to the intersection of Banjima East Road

             

             

            RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

            The following recreation sites have been closed:

            • Karijini Visitor Centre
            • Dales Gorge recreation area, including Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool
            • Kalamina Gorge


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 2300 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 09:07 AM
            Date of issue: 21 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of the Connie Sue Highway, in the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton.

            • 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 east of the Connie Sue 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.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is uncontained.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 10:51 AM on 18 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 5000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

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

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


              Time of issue: 07:19 AM
              Date of issue: 21 January 2019

              Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

              As at 21/01/2019 07:01:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for the Kimberley District has been cancelled.

              The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

              To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 21/01/2019 07:01:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

              (Insert general information about road conditions eg: Powerlines have been reported across roads in (general area), Main Roads advises that several traffic lights are out. Expect delays until normal traffic conditions are restored.)

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

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


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.


              IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

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

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


              Time of issue: 06:26 AM
              Date of issue: 21 January 2019


              Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

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

              Locations which may be affected include Broome, Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga, Cape Leveque and Lombadina.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

              DFES advises you to:

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

              • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 21/01/2019 06:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised another line of thunderstorms are currently approaching Broome. At 5:50am radar imagery displayed a line of potentially severe thunderstorms just to the east of Broome and extending southwards to Bidyadanga. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Some roads may be closed(Insert general information about road conditions eg: Powerlines have been reported across roads in (general area), Main Roads advises that several traffic lights are out. Expect delays until normal traffic conditions are restored.)

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

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


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.


              IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
              Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


              END

              Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

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

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


              Time of issue: 03:52 AM
              Date of issue: 21 January 2019


              Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

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

              Locations which may be affected include Broome, Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque and Lombadina.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

              DFES advises you to:

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

              • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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


              WEATHER DETAILS:

              At 21/01/2019 03:17:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 3:00am radar imagery displayed a line of potentially severe thunderstorms to the south southwest of Derby moving west towards Broome. Thunderstorms may impact Broome from 4:00am. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Some roads may be closed(Insert general information about road conditions eg: Powerlines have been reported across roads in (general area), Main Roads advises that several traffic lights are out. Expect delays until normal traffic conditions are restored.)

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

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


              WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

              • DFES is monitoring the situation.


              IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
              Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


              END

              Bushfire All Clear for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

              Please note changes under Alert Levels and throughout. The temporary evacuation centre at Roche Park Recreation Centre has now been closed. Allanson residents are now able to return to their homes.


              Time of issue: 07:18 PM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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

              If driving

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


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is stationary.
              • It is contained and under control.
              • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from north westerly to south westerly at between 6pm to 8pm.
              • This means the fire will pushed away from the Allanson townsite.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.

              POWER:

              Western Power advises power supply may be interrupted.

              For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
              • Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been approximately 158 hectares burnt.
              • Shire of Collie is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

              Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


              Time of issue: 06:50 PM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Sulphur Road and Millbrook Avenue in BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA.

              • 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 MILLBROOK AV and LUDLOW WAY in BERTRAM.
              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:

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

              A number of roads have been closed including:

              • Sulphur Road from Johnson Road to Price Parkway
              • Millbrook Avenue.

              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 KWINANA.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.
              • 40 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, 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 04:12 PM on 20 January 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
              The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

              Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour. A temporary evacuation centre has been established at Roche Park Recreation Centre in Collie.


              Time of issue: 06:05 PM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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


              Bushfire ADVICE for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is stationary.
              • It is contained and under control.
              • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from north westerly to south westerly at between 6pm to 8pm.
              • This means the fire will pushed away from the Allanson townsite.

              SAFER PLACE:
              • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
              • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Roche Park Recreation Centre on Coombes Street in Collie.
              • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

              PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


              SAFEST ROUTE:
              If you are in the Emergency Warning area you can leave via Coalfields Highway west to Bunbury or east to Collie.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
              • Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
              • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been approximately 158 hectares burnt.
              • Shire of Collie 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 central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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


              Time of issue: 05:38 PM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of the Connie Sue Highway, in the central and southern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton.

              • 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 east of the Connie Sue 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.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is uncontained.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 10:51 AM on 18 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 5000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

                Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout. A temporary evacuation centre has been established at Roche Park Recreation Centre in Collie.


                Time of issue: 05:06 PM
                Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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


                Bushfire ADVICE for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.
                • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from north westerly to south westerly at between 6pm to 8pm.
                • This means the fire will pushed away from the Allanson townsite.

                SAFER PLACE:
                • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
                • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Roche Park Recreation Centre on Coombes Street in Collie.
                • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

                PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


                SAFEST ROUTE:
                If you are in the Emergency Warning area you can leave via Coalfields Highway west to Bunbury or east to Collie.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                • Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
                • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been approximately 158 hectares burnt.
                • Shire of Collie 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 northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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


                Time of issue: 05:04 PM
                Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Sulphur Road and Millbrook Avenue in BERTRAM in the CITY OF KWINANA.

                • 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 MILLBROOK AV and LUDLOW WAY in BERTRAM.
                WHAT TO DO:
                • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
                • It is contained but not 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:

                • Sulphur Road from Johnson Road to Price Parkway
                • Millbrook Avenue.

                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 KWINANA.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                • 40 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
                • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 04:12 PM on 20 January 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
                The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Watch and Act for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE 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: 04:44 PM
                Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

                • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
                • Homes on or near McAvoy Road, Railway Parade and Worsley Back Road are under threat by fire now.
                • The fire is heading towards the Allanson townsite.
                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 WATCH AND ACT for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                SAFEST ROUTE:
                If you are in the Emergency Warning area you can leave via Coalfields Highway west to Bunbury or east to Collie.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                • Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
                • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
                • Shire of Collie 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.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for southern part of BOONDARIE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BOONDARIE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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


                Time of issue: 04:07 PM
                Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BOONDARIE in TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the southern part of BOONDARIE, approximately 12 kilometres east of Great Northern Highway near the BHP Railway line, in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving in a south easterly direction.

                  • It is burning in inaccessible terrain.


                  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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, building containment lines.
                  • 20 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 07:14 PM on 19 January 2019.
                  • Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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