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Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 2:21pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

Please note there are three fires in this alert. There is no change to the previous alert.


Time of issue: 02:21 PM 
Date of issue: 07 December 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    The fires are 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 and tracks have been closed including:

    • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
    • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are building containment lines.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


    Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    Thu, 07/12/2017 - 9:49am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

    Please note there are three fires in this alert. There is no change to the previous alert.


    Time of issue: 09:49 AM 
    Date of issue: 07 December 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

    WHAT TO DO: 

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      The fires are 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 and tracks have been closed including:

      • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
      • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are building containment lines.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


      Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Thu, 07/12/2017 - 9:12am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Road Closures and Conditions sections


      Time of issue: 09:12 AM
      Date of issue: 07 December 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire is burning parallel to Great Northern Highway on the western side of the road.

      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 stationary.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The speed restrictions on Great Northern Highway have been lifted. 

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
        • Firefighters from the Shire of East Pilbara are in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:16 PM on 6 December 2017.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire All Clear for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        Thu, 07/12/2017 - 8:25am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

        Please note change to Alert Level and Road Conditions sections


        Time of issue: 08:25 AM
        Date of issue: 07 December 2017


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

        • The bushfire that was burning near Anne Beadell Highway has been contained and is under control.
        • 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 Laverton.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:53 AM on 26 November 2017.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        Thu, 07/12/2017 - 8:20am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the 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: 08:20 AM
        Date of issue: 07 December 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community including the Abydos area, approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland 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 fire is burning north of Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

        WHAT TO DO:

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly in a east north-easterly direction.
          • It is controlled but not contained.


          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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • Emergency services officers from the local mine site are in attendance. 


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:02 PM on 4 December 2017 and currently there has been 6500 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • The 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 All Clear for eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          Wed, 06/12/2017 - 5:18pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM 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: 05:18 PM
          Date of issue: 06 December 2017


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people on Simpson Avenue and Louise Street in the eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

          • 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:

           

          Simpson Avenue between Louise Street and Hawkins Street has reopened.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:51 PM on 6 December 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • 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.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

          Wed, 06/12/2017 - 3:48pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 03:48 PM
          Date of issue: 06 December 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction 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 fires are burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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


            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:

            • Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction. 

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 05:53 AM on 26 November 2017.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            Wed, 06/12/2017 - 3:47pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 03:47 PM
            Date of issue: 06 December 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire is burning parallel to Great Northern Highway on the western side of the road.

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              The speed limit on Great Northern Highway has been reduced to 80km/h in the vicinity of the bushfire. Main Roads is in attendance.  

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • Firefighters from the Shire of East Pilbara are in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:16 PM on 6 December 2017.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire All Clear for northern parts of WAIKIKI in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

              Wed, 06/12/2017 - 3:43pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern parts of WAIKIKI in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

              Please note changes under Alert Level sections


              Time of issue: 03:43 PM
              Date of issue: 06 December 2017


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  northern parts of WAIKIKI in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people on Bolsabay Drive, Warilla Close and Santa Monica Drive and travelling along Ennis Avenue in northern parts of WAIKIKI in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

              • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
              • 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. Ennis Road northbound between Safety Bay Road and Willmott Drive has been reopened.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 02:30 PM on 6 December 2017.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • DFES is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

              Wed, 06/12/2017 - 3:42pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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


              Time of issue: 03:42 PM
              Date of issue: 06 December 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Simpson Avenue and Louise Street in the eastern parts of ROCKINGHAM in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

              • 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 Simpson Avenue and Louise Street in Rockingham.

              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:

              • Simpson Avenue between Louise Street and Hawkins Street

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
              • Approximately 14 career firefighters are attending.
              • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 02:51 PM on 6 December 2017.
              • 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 Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              Wed, 06/12/2017 - 3:30pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the 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: 03:30 PM
              Date of issue: 06 December 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community including the Abydos area, approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland 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 fire is burning north of Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              WHAT TO DO:

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly in a east north-easterly direction.
                • It is controlled but not contained.


                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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                • Emergency services officers from the local mine site are in attendance. 


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:02 PM on 4 December 2017 and currently there has been 6500 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • The 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 

                Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                Wed, 06/12/2017 - 2:21pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                Please note there are three fires in this alert. There is no change to the previous alert.


                Time of issue: 02:21 PM 
                Date of issue: 06 December 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                ALERT LEVEL: 

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

                WHAT TO DO: 

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  The fires are 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 and tracks have been closed including:

                  • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
                  • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are building containment lines.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


                  Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                  Wed, 06/12/2017 - 1:20pm
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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


                  Time of issue: 01:20 PM
                  Date of issue: 06 December 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north west of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire is burning parallel to Great Northern Highway on the western side of the road.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    The speed limit on Great Northern Highway has been reduced to 80km/h in the vicinity of the bushfire. Main Roads is in attendance.  

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                    • Firefighters from the Shire of East Pilbara are in attendance.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 12:16 PM on 6 December 2017.
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                    • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                    Wed, 06/12/2017 - 11:17am
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                    There is no change to the previous alert


                    Time of issue: 11:17 AM
                    Date of issue: 06 December 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction 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 fires are burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      If driving

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


                      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:

                      • Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction. 

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

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 05:53 AM on 26 November 2017.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                      • DFES is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                      Wed, 06/12/2017 - 11:16am
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

                      Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information


                      Time of issue: 11:16 AM
                      Date of issue: 06 December 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community including the Abydos area, approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland 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 fire is burning north of Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                      WHAT TO DO:

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

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a east north-easterly direction.
                        • It is controlled but not contained.


                        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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                        • Emergency services officers from the local mine site are in attendance. 


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 03:02 PM on 4 December 2017 and currently there has been 6500 hectares burnt.
                        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                        • The 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 Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                        Wed, 06/12/2017 - 9:36am
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                        Please note there are three fires in this alert and changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


                        Time of issue: 09:36 AM 
                        Date of issue: 06 December 2017


                        Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                        ALERT LEVEL: 

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

                        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                        • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

                        WHAT TO DO: 

                          If driving

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

                          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                          The fires are 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 and tracks have been closed including:

                          • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
                          • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are building containment lines.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


                          Bushfire Advice for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                          Tue, 05/12/2017 - 3:51pm
                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                          There is no change to the previous alert


                          Time of issue: 03:51 PM
                          Date of issue: 05 December 2017


                          Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction 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 fires are burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway

                          WHAT TO DO:

                            If driving

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


                            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:

                            • Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction. 

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

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


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 05:53 AM on 26 November 2017.
                            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                            • DFES is managing the fire.


                            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                            END 

                            Bushfire Advice for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                            Tue, 05/12/2017 - 3:20pm
                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

                            Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour.


                            Time of issue: 03:20 PM
                            Date of issue: 05 December 2017


                            Bushfire ADVICE for Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people living in or in the vicinity of Woodstock Aboriginal Community including the Abydos area, approximately 145 kilometres south of Port Hedland 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 fire is burning north of Woodstock Aboriginal Community in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                            WHAT TO DO:

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

                              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                              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 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                              • Emergency services officers from the local mine site are in attendance. 


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 03:02 PM on 4 December 2017 and currently there has been 5500 hectares burnt.
                              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                              • The 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 

                              Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                              Tue, 05/12/2017 - 2:40pm
                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                              Please note there are three fires in this alert. No change to previous alert.


                              Time of issue: 02:40 PM 
                              Date of issue: 05 December 2017


                              Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                              ALERT LEVEL: 

                              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

                              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                              • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

                              WHAT TO DO: 

                                If driving

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

                                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                                The fires are 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 and tracks have been closed including:

                                • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
                                • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


                                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                • Firefighters are on the scene.


                                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 13,700 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.


                                Bushfire Advice for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                                Tue, 05/12/2017 - 11:05am
                                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                                There is no change to the previous alert


                                Time of issue: 11:05 AM
                                Date of issue: 05 December 2017


                                Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                                ALERT LEVEL:

                                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction 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 fires are burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway

                                WHAT TO DO:

                                  If driving

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


                                  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:

                                  • Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction. 

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

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


                                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                  • The fire was reported at 05:53 AM on 26 November 2017.
                                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                                  • DFES is managing the fire.


                                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                                  END 

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