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Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN Content:

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

Please note change under Extra Information section


Time of issue: 04:11 PM
Date of issue: 04 April 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mogumber Road West, Fynes Road, Gillingarra Road and Kelly Road in REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

  • 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 MOGUMBER RD WEST and CLARKE RD in MINDARRA.
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 north easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you choose to leave the area, the best routes are east or west to Brand Highway or Bindoon-Moora Road.


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 GINGIN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 4 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 270 hectares burnt.
  • Shire of Gingin is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for northern part of AVELEY in CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of AVELEY in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 03:51 PM
Date of issue: 04 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of AVELEY in CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Millhouse Road in Aveley in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 LUXHAY PWY and DOVESTONE RD in AVELEY.
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.


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 SWAN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:59 PM on 4 April 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Advice for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 03:45 PM
Date of issue: 04 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE.
  • It is burning in the Fitzgerald River 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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is stationary.
    • It is controlled but not contained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Hamersley Drive from South Coast Highway to the eastern entry station for Fitzgerald River National Park. 
    • Moirs 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 calling the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

    PARK AND RECREATION SITE INFORMATION:
    • The Fitzgerald River National Park is closed on the eastern side. The western side is still accessible to campers.
    • Four Mile Beach and Barrens Beach remain open.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
    • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
    • The surveillance helicopter is still operational in the area.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
    • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Ravensthorpe 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 REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN Content:

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

    Please note changes under Alert level and throughout


    Time of issue: 02:11 PM
    Date of issue: 04 April 2019


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mogumber Road West, Fynes Road, Gillingarra Road and Kelly Road in REGANS FORD, RED GULLY, MINDARRA, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER in the SHIRES OF GINGIN, VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

    • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has intensified.
    • 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 MOGUMBER RD WEST and CLARKE RD in MINDARRA.
    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 north easterly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    SAFEST ROUTE:
    If you choose to leave the area, the best routes are to the east or west by Brand Highway or Bindoon-Moora Road.


    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 GINGIN.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Farmer Response Units firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 4 April 2019.
    • Shire of Gingin 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 southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

    Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


    Time of issue: 10:46 AM
    Date of issue: 04 April 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE.
    • It is burning in the Fitzgerald River 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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is controlled but not contained.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Hamersley Drive from South Coast Highway to the eastern entry station for Fitzgerald River National Park. 
      • Moirs 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 calling the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

      PARK AND RECREATION SITE INFORMATION:
      • The Fitzgerald River National Park is closed on the eastern side. The western side is still accessible to campers.
      • Four Mile Beach and Barrens Beach remain open.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
      • 25 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
      • The surveillance helicopter is still operational in the area.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
      • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of Ravensthorpe 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 Packsaddle Plains and Carrboyde Ranges in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Packsaddle Plains and Carrboyde Ranges in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

      Please note change to alert level


      Time of issue: 10:24 AM
      Date of issue: 04 April 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Packsaddle Plains and Carrboyde Ranges in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people south of Packsaddle Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

      • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
      WHAT TO DO:


      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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

      RECREATIONAL PARKS:
      • Bushwalkers and visitors to Packsaddle Springs are advised to exercise caution in the area.

       


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:48 AM on 31 March 2019.
      • Currently there has been 19,000 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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for parts of Southern River and Huntingdale in the City of Gosnells in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for parts of Southern River and Huntingdale in the City of Gosnells Content:

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

      This is a new alert

      Time of issue: 08:38 PM
      Date of issue: 03 April 2019

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for parts of Southern River and Huntingdale in the City of Gosnells

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near Southern River and Huntingdale and surrounding areas in the CITY OF GOSNELLS. Smoke from a rubbish fire burning in the area has been carried by winds through the surrounding areas.

      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

      After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

      Please note change to the Alert Level.

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


      Time of issue: 04:03 PM
      Date of issue: 03 April 2019

      Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Great Southern, Perth Metropolitan, Midwest-Gascoyne

      As at 03/04/2019 15:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning for the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

      Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in these districts.

      To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 03/04/2019 15:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA. Thunderstorms are continuing through eastern parts of the Great Southern District and adjacent Central Wheat Belt, however these thunderstorms are no longer exhibiting severe characteristics. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


      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 by contacting your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

      Please note changes throughout


      Time of issue: 03:58 PM
      Date of issue: 03 April 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE.
      • It is burning in the Fitzgerald River 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is stationary.
        • It is controlled but not contained.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Hamersley Drive from South Coast Highway to the eastern entry station for Fitzgerald River National Park. 
        • Moirs 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 calling the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        PARK AND RECREATION SITE INFORMATION:
        • The Fitzgerald River National Park is closed on the eastern side. The western side is still accessible to campers.
        • Four Mile Beach and Barrens Beach remain open.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • SES volunteers are also in attendance.

          • Aerial support is no longer assisting ground crews but a helicopter is still operational.

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
        • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

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