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Bushfire Advice for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:32 PM
Date of issue: 28 April 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Victoria Highway and the Gibb River Road, Gibb River Road between Great Northern Highway and King River, and south of the Great Northern HIghway and Victoria Highway intersection to Wuggubun community in the Tier and Cockburn Ranges in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY.
  • It is burning on the southern side of Great Northern Highway towards Gibb River Road

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • The fire is burning in a north westerly direction.


    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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 27 April 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 10:57 AM
    Date of issue: 28 April 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Victoria Highway and the Gibb River Road, Gibb River Road between Great Northern Highway and King River, and south of the Great Northern HIghway and Victoria Highway intersection to Wuggubun community in the Tier and Cockburn Ranges in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY.
    • It is burning on the southern side of Great Northern Highway towards Gibb River Road

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • The fire is burning in a north westerly direction.


      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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are conducting backburning activities to contain the fire.
        • DFES staff, Kimberley Land Council Rangers and local pastoralists are in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 27 April 2018.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Alexandra Bridge in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in Lower South West

      Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Alexandra Bridge in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Content:

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

      Time of issue: 09:02 AM
      Date of issue: 28 April 2018

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for Alexandra Bridge in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near Alexandra Bridge and surrounding areas in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. Smoke from private burning actvities in the area has been carried by prevailing winds across Brockman Highway from Alexander Bridge to Alexander Bridge Hall and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later today.

      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:
      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.

      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.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.

      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

      This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 04:04 PM
      Date of issue: 27 April 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Victoria Highway and the Gibb River Road, Gibb River Road between Great Northern Highway and King River, and south of the Great Northern HIghway and Victoria Highway intersection to Wuggubun community in the Tier and Cockburn Ranges in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and VICTORIA HIGHWAY.
      • It is burning on the southern side of Great Northern Highway towards Gibb River Road

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • The fire is burning in a north westerly direction.


        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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are conducting backburning activities to contain the fire.
          • DFES staff, Kimberley Land Council Rangers and local pastoralists are in attendance.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 27 April 2018.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire All Clear for southern parts of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern parts of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN 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: 11:03 AM
        Date of issue: 25 April 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern parts of BULLSBROOK in CITY OF SWAN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area east of Railway Parade, south of Warren Road, west of Great Northern Highway and north of Warbrook Road in BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

        • The bushfire that was burning has been contained and is under control.
        • Firefighters are mopping up and 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:

        Roads have not been closed.

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:53 PM on 24 April 2018 and currently there has been 9 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • The City of Swan 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 ALL CLEAR has been issued for GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

        Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        Time of issue: 10:14 AM
        Date of issue: 25 April 2018

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Victoria Highway and Warmun in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY. 

        The prescribed burning activites are no longer impacting the community in this area.  

        WHAT TO DO:

        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes. 

        ROAD CLOSURES:

        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.

        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.
        No further updates will be issued.

        END

        Smoke Alert All Clear for A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern part of Broome in the Shire of Broome. in Kimberley

        Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern part of Broome in the Shire of Broome Content:

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

        Time of issue: 10:09 AM
        Date of issue: 25 April 2018

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern part of Broome in the Shire of Broome.

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for people near Broome in the area bounded by the Cape Leveque Road turn off and the Broome Shire boundary. The prescribed burning activities are no longer impacting the community in this area. 

        WHAT TO DO:

        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes. 

        ROAD CLOSURES:
        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.

        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.
        No further updates will be issued.

        END

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