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: 09:59 AM
Date of issue: 29 April 2018
Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the Tier and Cockburn Ranges including the Wuggubun community in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.