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Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 4:01pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:01 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite and the Wakathuni community in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 south of the Rio Tinto mine site towards the Wakathuni community
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

No roads have been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire with further support personnel on route to assist.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 13 000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 12:34pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

Please note changes under Alert Area and Bushfire Behaviour


Time of issue: 12:34 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA, including Red Rock Point Campsite and the Eyre Bird Observatory in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

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

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 southerly direction towards the coast.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    No roads have been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on their way.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 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.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    Mon, 16/10/2017 - 12:28pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

    Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions


    Time of issue: 12:28 PM
    Date of issue: 16 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 20 kilometres east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON .

    • 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 LAVERTON-LEONORA ROAD and WINDARRA MINE ROAD in LAVERTON.
    • It is burning in a south easterly direction towards LAVERTON

    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.

      • Laverton-Leonora Road is closed between the Laverton Town Site and the Murrin Murrin Mine Site.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:05 AM on 15 October 2017.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • The Shire of Laverton 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 

      Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

      Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:54am
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

      Please note changes under weather details section

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


      Time of issue: 11:54 AM
      Date of issue: 16 October 2017


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

      If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.

      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 16/10/2017 09:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system will pass to the south of the State late Monday afternoon and evening. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the southwest of the State for the remainder of Monday. Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday. Dwellingup recorded a wind gust of 91 kilometres per hour at 11:20am AWST.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      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.
      • Emergency services have answered more than two calls for help since 11am this morning.


      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 provided when the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:20am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Advice issued for TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 11:20 AM
      Date of issue: 16 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite and the Wakathuni community in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • 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 south of the Rio Tinto mine site towards the Wakathuni community
      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

      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 southerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      No roads have been closed.

      Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

      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 Ashburton.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire with further support personnel on route to assist.
      • 16 firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 13 000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:17am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

      Please note changes under Extra Information


      Time of issue: 11:17 AM
      Date of issue: 16 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

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

      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:

        No roads have been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on their way.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 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.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:17am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

        Please note changes under what firefighters are doing


        Time of issue: 11:17 AM
        Date of issue: 16 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 20Km east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON .

        • 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 LAVERTON-LEONORA RD and WINDARRA MINE RD in LAVERTON.
        • It is burning in a south easterly direction towards LAVERTON

        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:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:05 AM on 15 October 2017.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Shire of LAVERTON 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 southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

          Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:49am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Advice issued for ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA 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: 10:49 AM
          Date of issue: 16 October 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the North West Coast Highway between ROEBOURNE town site and the Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in CITY OF KARRATHA.

          • 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 POINT SAMSON-ROEBOURNE RD in ROEBOURNE.

          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.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            No roads have been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • 6 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • 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.
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:41am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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


            Time of issue: 10:41 AM
            Date of issue: 16 October 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

            • 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 in bushland between Victoria Highway and west of the Northern Territory border.

            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.
              • The bushfire is moving in an easterly direction.
              • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible area.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              No roads have been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • DFES is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

              Mon, 16/10/2017 - 9:56am
              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern Content:

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


              Time of issue: 09:56 AM
              Date of issue: 16 October 2017


              Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern

              If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.

              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 16/10/2017 09:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system will pass to the south of the State late Monday afternoon and evening. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the the southwest of the State. Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

              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 provided when the situation changes.


              END

              Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan

              Mon, 16/10/2017 - 9:36am
              Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan Content:

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


              Time of issue: 09:36 AM
              Date of issue: 16 October 2017


              Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Perth Metropolitan

              If you live in the South West and parts of Lower West, South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

              Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker.

              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 16/10/2017 09:18:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a low pressure system will pass to the south of the State late Monday afternoon and evening. A period of showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds is expected over the the southwest of the State. Thunderstorms and showers associated with the low pressure system may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause damage to homes and property. Conditions are expected to ease over the warning area from 10pm WST Monday.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

              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 provided when the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

              Sun, 15/10/2017 - 7:16pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

              N/A This is a new alert


              Time of issue: 07:16 PM
              Date of issue: 15 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ROEBOURNE in CITY OF KARRATHA

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the North West Coast Highway between ROEBOURNE town site and the Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in CITY OF KARRATHA.

              • 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 POINT SAMSON-ROEBOURNE RD in ROEBOURNE.

              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.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                No roads have been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene.
                • 6 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • 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.
                More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                Sun, 15/10/2017 - 4:49pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                N/A This is a new alert


                Time of issue: 04:49 PM
                Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA in SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

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

                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:

                  No roads have been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on their way.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                  • Shire of Dundas is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END 

                  Bushfire Advice for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                  Sun, 15/10/2017 - 4:32pm
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in 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: 04:32 PM
                  Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of LAVERTON in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 20Km east of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON .

                  • 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 LAVERTON-LEONORA RD and WINDARRA MINE RD in LAVERTON.
                  • It is burning in a south easterly direction towards LAVERTON

                  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:
                    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on their way.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 11:05 AM on 15 October 2017.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • Shire of LAVERTON 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.
                    More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                    Sun, 15/10/2017 - 4:04pm
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                    There is no change to the previous alert


                    Time of issue: 04:04 PM
                    Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite and the Wakathuni community in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is slowing,
                    • 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 south of the Rio Tinto mine site towards the Wakathuni community
                    • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

                    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 southerly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    No roads have been closed.

                    Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

                    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 Ashburton.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire with further support personnel on route to assist.
                    • 16 firefighters are attending.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 13 000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                    Sun, 15/10/2017 - 3:41pm
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 03:41 PM
                    Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                    • 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 in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

                    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 fast in a westerly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                      • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible area.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      No roads have been closed.

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

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are on the scene.
                      • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                      • DFES is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

                      Smoke Alert Advice for Wilbinga and surrounding areas in Perth Metropolitan

                      Sun, 15/10/2017 - 3:27pm
                      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Wilbinga and surrounding areas in the Shire of Gingin Content:

                      Time of issue:03:27 PM
                      Date of issue: 15 October 2017

                      Smoke Alert for Wilbinga and surrounding areas in the Shire of Gingin

                      The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Wilbinga, Neergabby, Woodridge, Muckenburra, Beermullah, Boonanarring, Cullalla and Wannamal.

                      The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow morning. The smoke is a result of prescribed burns being carried out today. 

                      WHAT TO DO:  

                      If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

                      Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

                      People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

                      People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

                      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow 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 issued when the situation changes

                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      Sun, 15/10/2017 - 1:40pm
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                      Please note changes under alert level and sections


                      Time of issue: 01:40 PM
                      Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE and the Wakathuni community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite and the Wakathuni community in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is slowing,
                      • 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 south of the Rio Tinto mine site towards the Wakathuni community
                      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

                      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 southerly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed.

                      Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

                      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 Ashburton.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire with further support personnel on route to assist.
                      • 16 firefighters are attending.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 13 000 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                      • DFES is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      Sun, 15/10/2017 - 11:35am
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community south of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 11:35 AM
                      Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community south of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Community, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
                      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
                      • The fire is burning south of the Rio Tinto Mine Site
                      • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

                      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 TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                      • 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 south of the Rio Tinto mine site
                      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

                      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 southerly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed.

                      Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

                      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 Ashburton.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                      • 16 firefighters are attending.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 13 000 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                      • DFES is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                      Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:42am
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

                      There is no change to the previous alert


                      Time of issue: 10:42 AM
                      Date of issue: 15 October 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

                      • 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 in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

                      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 fast in a westerly direction.
                        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                        • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are on the scene.
                        • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
                        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                        • DFES is managing the fire.


                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                        END 

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