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Bushfire Advice for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:09 PM
Date of issue: 24 February 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of LAKE KING NORSEMAN RD and KUMARL LAKE KING RD in NORTH CASCADE.
  • There is smoke in the 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Lake King - Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie - Esperance Highway
  • Kumarl Lake King Road to Coolgardie Esperance Highway

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
  • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:07 PM
Date of issue: 24 February 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Lake King Norseman Road in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

    Expected wind direction is variable due to thunderstorms


    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:

    • Lake King - Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie - Esperance Highway
    • Kumarl Lake King Road to Coolgardie Esperance Highway

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 50,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 04:04 PM
    Date of issue: 24 February 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, between Salmon Gums and Norseman, in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman is now open. 

      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 your local Shire.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 21 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 3,300 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for CUNDINUP, BALINGUP, SOUTHAMPTON, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in the SHIRES of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for CUNDINUP, BALINGUP, SOUTHAMPTON, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in the SHIRES of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:35 PM
      Date of issue: 24 February 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for CUNDINUP, BALINGUP, SOUTHAMPTON, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in the SHIRES of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bounded by Vasse Highway to the west, Jarrahwood Road, Claymore Road and Upper Capel Road to the north, South Western Highway and Maranup Ford Road to the east and Brockman Highway enclosing the townsites of BALINGUP, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in SHIRES OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP.

      • 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.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      Radiata Road and Bridge Road remain closed while safety inspections are being completed.

      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 DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

      POWER:

      Western Power has advised power has been restored.

      Anyone with ongoing power supply problems can phone 131 351 (24 hours).

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

      RECREATION SITES:

      • Bibbulmun Track is closed between Spring Valley Road and the Southampton Bridge including the Blackwood Campsite.
      • Wrights Bridge Recreation Site is also closed.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are continuing to strengthen containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 50 Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Forest Products Commission firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The Rapid Damage Assessment Team has assessed the impacted area and confirmed four sheds and four vehicles have been lost.
      • The fire was reported at 02:42 PM on 19 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 3,337 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for KALGAN'S POOL in the northern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for KALGAN'S POOL in the northern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:19 PM
      Date of issue: 24 February 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for KALGAN'S POOL in the northern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people planning to visit KALGAN'S POOL north of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • 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 north of KALGAN'S POOL recreation area near Newman.
      • This means people should not access Kalgan's Pool for the next 24 hours.
      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly.
        • 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 EAST PILBARA.

        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

        The public have been advised not to access Three Pools and Eagle Rock recreation areas due to bushfire in the area.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:55 AM on 23 February 2019.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for KAMBALDA and the COOLGARDIE-ESPERANCE HIGHWAY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for KAMBALDA and the COOLGARDIE-ESPERANCE HIGHWAY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

        Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing section


        Time of issue: 02:51 PM
        Date of issue: 24 February 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for KAMBALDA and the COOLGARDIE-ESPERANCE HIGHWAY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the townsite of KAMBALDA and the COOLGARDIE-ESPERANCE HIGHWAY between COOLGARDIE and WIDGIEMOOLTHA in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        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 north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads are no longer closed.

        The following roads have reopened;

        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Norseman and Salmon Gums
        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the eastern edge of the fire and strengthening containment lines. Firefighters are tracking the northern and southern flanks and actively fighting the fire..
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:59 PM on 15 February 2019.
        • Currently there has been Approximately 33,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

        Please note changes under the alert level section


        Time of issue: 02:43 PM
        Date of issue: 24 February 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near Muntz Road, Henkes Road, Orleans Road, Shao Lu Road and Bebenorin Road in parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving in a northerly 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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
        • Currently there has been 1800 hectares burnt.
        • 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 western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 02:43 PM
        Date of issue: 24 February 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway west of Norseman.

        • 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 between Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS..
        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 stationary.
          • It is contained but not controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following road has been closed:

          • Victoria Rocks Road

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area.
          • Bush Fire Service and the Shire of Dundas firefighters are attending.
          • Contractors are also in attendance to assist with firefighting efforts


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 5000 hectares burnt.
          • 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.
          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 12:43 PM
          Date of issue: 24 February 2019


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near Muntz Road, Henkes Road and Shao Lu Road in parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving in a northerly 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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 1800 hectares burnt.
          • 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 north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 12:27 PM
          Date of issue: 24 February 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Lake King Norseman Road in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.

            Expected wind direction is variable due to thunderstorms


            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:

            • Lake King - Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie - Esperance Highway
            • Kumarl Lake King Road to Coolgardie Esperance Highway

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
            • Currently there has been 50,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire All Clear for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

            Please note Cape Le Grand National Park campgrounds are closed


            Time of issue: 12:03 PM
            Date of issue: 24 February 2019


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or near the CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

            • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
            • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
            WHAT TO DO:

             

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained and under control.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            All roads are now open. 

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

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

            NATIONAL PARK CLOSURE:

            Cape Le Grand National Park has reopended, but please note that camp grounds remain closed.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 07:18 AM on 21 February 2019.
            • Currently there has been 23 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Hyden Norseman Road in the Shire of Dundas in Goldfields-Midlands

            Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Hyden Norseman Road in the Shire of Dundas Content:

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

            Time of issue: 11:58 AM
            Date of issue: 24 February 2019

            A Smoke Alert has been issued for Hyden Norseman Road in the Shire of Dundas

            A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Hyden Norseman Road in the Shire of Dundas. Smoke from bushfires burning near Lake Johnston on the northern side, and Maggie Hays Mine Site on the southern side is imacting the highway. The smoke is expected to clear in the coming days. 

            WHAT TO DO:

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

            ROAD CLOSURES:

            Roads have not been closed.


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

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

            END

            Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 11:38 AM
            Date of issue: 24 February 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway west of Norseman.

            • 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 between Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS..
            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 stationary.
              • It is contained but not controlled.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

              The following road has been closed:

              • Queen Victoria Rocks Road

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area.
              • Bush Fire Service and the Shire of Dundas firefighters are attending.
              • Contractors are also in attendance to assist with firefighting efforts


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
              • Currently there has been 5000 hectares burnt.
              • 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.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

              Please note changes under road closures


              Time of issue: 11:25 AM
              Date of issue: 24 February 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, between Salmon Gums and Norseman, in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

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

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman is now open. 

                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 your local Shire.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                • Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 21 February 2019.
                • Currently there has been 3,300 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • DFES is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire All Clear for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


                Time of issue: 11:16 AM
                Date of issue: 24 February 2019


                Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or near the CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is contained and under control.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                All roads are now open. 

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

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

                NATIONAL PARK CLOSURE:
                • Cape Le Grand National Park, including the campground has been reopened. 


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 07:18 AM on 21 February 2019.
                • Currently there has been 23 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • DFES is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

                There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 11:10 AM
                Date of issue: 24 February 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, between Salmon Gums and Norseman, in NORSEMAN, DUNDAS and SALMON GUMS in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

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

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman 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 by contacting your local Shire.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                  • Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 21 February 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 3,300 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 11:09 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 February 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

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

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire is burning on both sides of Parmango Road and is impacting the road.
                  • The fire activity in the area has reduced, but the situation can change at any time. The area is continuing to be monitored.
                  WHAT TO DO:
                  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is contained and under control.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                  A number of roads have been closed including:

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
                  • 10 machinery operators, Bush Fire Service and DFES firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 100,000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 11:07 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 February 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire started near the intersection of LAKE KING NORSEMAN RD and KUMARL LAKE KING RD in NORTH CASCADE.
                  • There is smoke in the 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.

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is contained and under control.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                  A number of roads have been closed including:

                  • Lake King - Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie - Esperance Highway
                  • Kumarl Lake King Road to Coolgardie Esperance Highway

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
                  • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 10:44 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 February 2019


                  Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people near Muntz Road, Henkes Road and Shao Lu Road in parts of BOYATUP and HOWICK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving in a northerly 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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 12:46 AM on 24 February 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 1800 hectares burnt.
                  • 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 CUNDINUP, BALINGUP, SOUTHAMPTON, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in the SHIRES of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for CUNDINUP, BALINGUP, SOUTHAMPTON, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in the SHIRES of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP Content:

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

                  Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing the fire.


                  Time of issue: 10:42 AM
                  Date of issue: 24 February 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for CUNDINUP, BALINGUP, SOUTHAMPTON, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in the SHIRES of DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bounded by Vasse Highway to the west, Jarrahwood Road, Claymore Road and Upper Capel Road to the north, South Western Highway and Maranup Ford Road to the east and Brockman Highway enclosing the townsites of BALINGUP, KIRUP, MULLALYUP, GREENBUSHES and NANNUP in SHIRES OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP, BRIDGETOWN-GREENBUSHES and NANNUP.

                  • 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.

                  WHAT TO DO:

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

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is contained and under control.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  Radiata Road and Bridge Road remain closed while safety inspections are being completed.

                  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 DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

                  POWER:

                  Western Power has advised power has been restored.

                  Anyone with ongoing power supply problems can phone 131 351 (24 hours).

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

                  RECREATION SITES:

                  • Bibbulmun Track is closed between Spring Valley Road and the Southampton Bridge including the Blackwood Campsite.
                  • Wrights Bridge Recreation Site is also closed.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are continuing to strengthen containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
                  • 50 Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Forest Products Commission firefighters are attending.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The Rapid Damage Assessment Team has assessed the impacted area and confirmed four sheds and four vehicles have been lost.
                  • The fire was reported at 02:42 PM on 19 February 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 3,337 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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