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Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

Please note changes to the WARNING AREA and throughout

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


Time of issue: 01:48 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and the coast line in REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes are under threat now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, and Millbrook Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


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:

The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

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

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

EVACUTATION CENTRE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
    • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 633052-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Emergency Warning for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 01:43 AM 
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as result of changing wind direction preceeding the passage the cold front.
  • Homes along Ficifolia Road and Peaceful Bay Road including the Peaceful Bay community may come under threat.
  • The fire started near the intersection of NUT RD and South Coast Highway in Walpole.

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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: 

  • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
  • Nut Road is 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 DENMARK.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

Please note changes to the WARNING AREA and throughout

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


Time of issue: 01:01 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and the coast line in REDMOND, MARBELUP, MCKAIL, ELLEKER, and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes are under threat now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, and Millbrook Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


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:

The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

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

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

EVACUTATION CENTRE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
    • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 633052-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 12:49 AM 
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as due to strong winds and rate of spread of the fire..
  • The fire started in the park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, south of Chillinup Road to South Coast Highway and east of Pfeiffer Rd.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving erratically 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Emergency Warning for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 12:43 AM 
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as result of changing wind direction preceeding the passage the cold front.
  • Homes along Ficifolia Road and Peaceful Bay Road including the Peaceful Bay community may come under threat.
  • The fire started near the intersection of NUT RD and South Coast Highway in Walpole.

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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: 

  • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
  • Nut Road is 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 DENMARK.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Watch and Act for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

Please note changes under EVACUATION CENTRE section

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


Time of issue: 12:36 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Morrialup Road, Granite Hill Road, Riggs Road, Mindijup Road, Takenup Road, Chester Pass Road, and Takalarup Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
  • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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 CITY OF ALBANY.

EVACUTATION CENTRE:

  • If you are in the Watch and Act area, your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
    •  Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND, and MARBELUP, ELLEKER, BORNHOLM and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

Please note changes to the WARNING AREA and throughout

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


Time of issue: 12:28 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND and MARBELUP in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and South Coast Highway in REDMOND and MARBELUP in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes are under threat now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND, and MARBELUP, ELLEKER, BORNHOLM and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, Lower Denmark Road and Millbrook Road in REDMOND, ELLEKER, BORNHOLM and TORBAY in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


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:

The intersection at North Marbulup Road and South Coast Highway has been closed to traffic travelling northbound on North Merbulup Road.

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

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

EVACUTATION CENTRE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at:
    • Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) at 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 633052-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

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


Time of issue: 12:05 AM
Date of issue: 25 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Morrialup Road, Granite Hill Road, Riggs Road, Mindijup Road, Takenup Road, Chester Pass Road, and Takalarup Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.
  • the fire is burning in a south westerly direction

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Palmdale Road, Takenup Road, Settlement Road and Morande Road in NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOORIALUP RD and TAKALARUP in NAPIER.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:30 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

Please note changes under Weather Details and What Emergency Services Are Doing

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


Time of issue: 11:58 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth

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 24/05/2018 22:35:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised there will be an abrupt change in the weather as a strong cold front moves over western and southern parts of WA Thursday evening through to Friday morning. A deep low will then approach the southwest corner during Friday.Radar and satellite imagery shows isolated squally thunderstorm activity over the western half of the warning area.DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are occuring over the western half over the warning area including the Perth Metropolitan area and will move to remaining parts of the warning area overnight.DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES AND PROPERTY are possible in coastal areas, particularly near the west coast between Jurien Bay and Walpole.HEAVY RAINFALL that may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible southwest of a line Bunbury to Walpole, for the next few hours and rainfall should ease early Friday morning.Tides between Shark Bay and Walpole are likely to rise ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with VERY ROUGH SEAS and POTENTIAL FLOODING of low-lying coastal areas, particularly in the Geographe Bay area Thursday evening and between Jurien Bay and Walpole Friday morning.Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will also accompany the passage of the front. 24-hour rainfall totals to 9am Friday are generally expected to be between 20 and 50 millimetres with totals exceeding 70 millimetres in some areas.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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:

  • Emergency services have answered more than 54 calls for help since 5.30pm.
  • The majority of calls for assistance have come from the Perth Metropolitan area, Busselton and Bunbury.
  • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 11:53 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as due to strong winds and rate of spread of the fire..
  • The fire started in the park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, south of Chillinup Road to South Coast Highway and east of Pfeiffer Rd.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving erratically 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Emergency Warning for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 11:46 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as result of changing wind direction preceeding the passage the cold front.
  • Homes along Ficifolia Road and Peaceful Bay Road including the Peaceful Bay community may come under threat.
  • The fire started near the intersection of NUT RD and South Coast Highway in Walpole.

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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: 

  • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
  • Nut Road is 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 DENMARK.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Watch and Act for western part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

Please note changes throughout

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


Time of issue: 11:13 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and Hunwick Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes are under threat now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
  • You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
  • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
  • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
  • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
  • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Redmond Hay River Road, Sunny Glen Road, South Coast Highway and Millbrook Road in REDMOND and REDMOND WEST in the CITY OF ALBANY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • City of Albany is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 11:04 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as due to strong winds and rate of spread of the fire..
  • The fire started in the park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, south of Chillinup Road to South Coast Highway and east of Pfeiffer Rd.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving erratically 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Emergency Warning for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 10:55 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  to the east of Nut Road to Peaceful Bay Road including the community of Peaceful Bay in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as result of changing wind direction preceeding the passage the cold front.
  • Homes along Ficifolia Road and Peaceful Bay Road including the Peaceful Bay community may come under threat.
  • The fire started near the intersection of NUT RD and South Coast Highway in Walpole.

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


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: 

  • Ficifolia Road and Conspicuous Beach Roads are closed.
  • Nut Road is 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 DENMARK.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire Emergency Warning for eastern part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:28 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of REDMOND in CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  in an area bounded by Redmond West Road, Redhen Road, Albany Highway and Hunwick Road in REDMOND in the CITY OF ALBANY 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes are under threat now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of REDMOND-HAY RIVER RD and PIKES RD in REDMOND.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1.5km metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Homes are under imminent threat now. The fire is travelling toward Hunwick Road, it may be too late to leave.


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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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 hour unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMEGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the City of Albany Content:

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

Please note changes

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 10:11 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for south-east of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of south-east of Stirling Range National Park bounded by Success Ridge Track to east, north of Chillinup Road and west of Gnowellan Road, in the City of Albany 

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as due to strong winds and rate of spread of the fire..
  • The fire started in the park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, south of Chillinup Road to South Coast Highway and east of Pfeiffer Rd.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

WHAT TO DO: 

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving erratically 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
  • 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. 
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


Bushfire All Clear for the eastern part of MORANGUP and parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF TOODYAY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the eastern part of MORANGUP and parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

Please note changes under ADVICE LEVEL sections


Time of issue: 10:02 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  the eastern part of MORANGUP and parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Mauravillo Estate on or near Golf Links Road in Wundowie and Morangup in the Shire of Toodyay.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the eastern part of Morangup and parts of Wundowie has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

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


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 TOODYAY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the area for the rest of the night..


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:47 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Bushfire Advice for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:22 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area between Ficifolia Road and South Coast Highway in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

  • 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 Nut Road and South Coast Highway junction in Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast.
    • 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 SHIRE OF DENMARK.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
    • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service and Volunteer Bridgades firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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.


    Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

    Please note changes under WEATHER DETAILS and DAMAGE sections

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


    Time of issue: 08:59 PM
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

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

    Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.

    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 24/05/2018 20:16:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised The first strong cold front of the season to affect southwest parts of WA during Thursday evening and into Friday.There will be an abrupt change in the weather as a strong cold front moves over western and southern parts of WA Thursday evening through to Friday morning. A deep low will then approach the southwest corner during Friday.Radar and satellite imagery shows isolated squally thunderstorm activity over the western parts of the warning area this evening. Damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in damage to homes and property are occuring over the western parts over the warning area including the Perth Metropolitan area and will move to remaining parts of the warning area overnight. Dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause significant damage or destruction to homes and property are possible in coastal areas, particularly near the west coast between Jurien Bay and Walpole. Tides between Shark Bay and Walpole are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas, particularly in the Geographe Bay area Thursday evening and between Jurien Bay and Walpole Friday morning. Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will also accompany the passage of the front. 24-hour rainfall totals to 9am Friday are expected to be between 20 and 40 millimetres with totals exceeding 50 millimetres in some areas. Cape Naturaliste recorded a wind gust of 113km per hour at 4:51pm, North Island (Abrolhos Island) recorded a wind gust of 102km per hour at 4:38pm, Busselton Jetty recorded a wind gust of 102km per hour at 5:00pm, Perth Airport recorded a wind gust of 91km per hour at 7:36pm. This front is expected to be the first strong cold front of season so far. People in the southwest of WA typically experience a front as windy as this about 5 times per year. It will also be the first significant rainfall for the Gascoyne region for many months.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be 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 sixteen calls for help since 5.30pm.
    • Calls for assistance have come from across the Peth Metro and in Busselton
    • State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers respond on a priority basis and people are asked to remain patient.


    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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


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    Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

    Please note change under bushfire behaviour


    Time of issue: 07:38 PM 
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, north of Chillinup Road and east of Arnolds Road.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

    WHAT TO DO: 

    • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
    • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving erratically 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
    • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
    • 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. 
    Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


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