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Bushfire Advice for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in 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, Road Closures and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 03:53 PM
Date of issue: 03 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Great Eastern Highway between BOORABBIN NATIONAL PARK and COOLGARDIE, and Victoria Rock Road, approximately 50 kilometres south west of COOLGARDIE in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

  • 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 Victoria Rock Road in the Shire of Coolgardie.
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 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:

    • Victoria Rock Road between Coolgardie and the Hyden-Norseman Road
    • Burra Rock Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Victoria Rock Road
    • Holland Track

    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.

    RECREATION SITE CLOSURES :

    Parks and Wildlife Services have closed the following recreation sites:

    • Cave Hill Conservation Park
    • Burra Rock Conservation Park 
    • Victoria Rock Nature Reserve 


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:43 AM on 26 December 2018.
    • Currently there has been 12,700 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Coolgardie 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 the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER 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: 03:50 PM
    Date of issue: 03 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling along the Trans Access Road, between KALGOORLIE and RAWLINA in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

    • 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 along the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in bewtween KALGOORLIE AND RAWLINA on the vicinity of ZANTHUS.
    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 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 CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:27 AM on 2 January 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 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 Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information


      Time of issue: 03:41 PM
      Date of issue: 03 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between Fraser Range and Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

      • 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 between Fraser Range and Balladonia to the North of Eyre Highway. Please note that multiple fires are burning on both sides of the highway.
      • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
      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 in a northerly direction.


        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:

        • Balladonia Road from the Eyre Highway to Parmango 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 installing and strengthening containment lines.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 22000 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 All Clear for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton Content:

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


        Time of issue: 03:27 PM
        Date of issue: 03 January 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton.

        • The bushfire that was burning has extinguished.
        • 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.


        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 LAVERTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:46 PM on 1 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 700 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.
        No further updates will be issued.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

        Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


        Time of issue: 11:34 AM
        Date of issue: 03 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Great Eastern Highway between BOORABBIN NATIONAL PARK and COOLGARDIE, and Victoria Rock Road, approximately 50 kilometres south west of COOLGARDIE in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

        • 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 Victoria Rock Road in the Shire of Coolgardie.
        • The fire is burning on both sides of the Victoria Rock 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.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is stationary.
          • 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:

          • Victoria Rock Road between Coolgardie and the Hyden-Norseman Road
          • Burra Rock Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Victoria Rock Road
          • Holland Track

          There is no immediate threat to Great Eastern Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, but as conditions change further road closures may be required.

          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.

          RECREATION SITE CLOSURES :

          Parks and Wildlife Services have closed the following recreation sites:

          • Cave Hill Conservation Park
          • Burra Rock Conservation Park 
          • Victoria Rock Nature Reserve 


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 09:43 AM on 26 December 2018.
          • Currently there has been 12,700 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 part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

          Please note change under Bushfire Behaviour section


          Time of issue: 11:11 AM
          Date of issue: 03 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road between Mount Shenton-Yamarna Road and Minnie Creek Road in the north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

          • 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 away from Great Central 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:

            • The bushfire is moving in a northerly 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 OR SHIRE OF LAVERTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
            • Shire of Laverton 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 parts of BOXWOOD HILL and BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BOXWOOD HILL and BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP Content:

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

            Please note changes under alert level section


            Time of issue: 11:09 AM
            Date of issue: 03 January 2019


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BOXWOOD HILL and BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Borden-Bremer Bay Road to the north, Dillon Bay Road to the east, the coastline to the south and Millers Point Road to the west in parts of BREMER BAY and BOXWOOD HILL in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

            • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
            • 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 emergency services personnel working in the area.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
            No roads are 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 the Shire of Jerramungup.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:23 AM on 20 December 2018.
            • Currently there has been 10,236 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Shire of Jerramungup 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 Tjuntjuntjara Access Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tjuntjuntjara Access Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES Content:

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

            Please note changes under bushfire behaviour section


            Time of issue: 10:52 AM
            Date of issue: 03 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Tjuntjuntjara Access Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Tjuntjuntjara Access Road, west of the Tjuntjuntjara community in the SHIRE OF MENZIES.

            • 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 on both sides of Tjuntjuntjara Access 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:

              • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 07:30 AM on 2 January 2019.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • The Shire of Menzies 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 the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER Content:

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

              Please note change under Bushfire Behaviour section


              Time of issue: 10:52 AM
              Date of issue: 03 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling along the Trans Access Road, between KALGOORLIE and RAWLINA in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

              • 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 along the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in bewtween KALGOORLIE AND RAWLINA on the vicinity of ZANTHUS.
              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 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 CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 07:27 AM on 2 January 2019.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 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 Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                Please note changes under road closures section and extra information


                Time of issue: 10:13 AM
                Date of issue: 03 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between Fraser Range and Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                • 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 Fraser Range and is burning approximately 2 kilometres north of Eyre Highway. Please note that multiple fires are also burning on the southern side of the highway.
                • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
                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 fire is moving slowly in an easterly direction.


                  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:

                  • Balladonia Road from the Eyre Highway to Parmango 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 installing containment lines.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
                  • 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 Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton 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: 09:01 AM
                  Date of issue: 03 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton.

                  • 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 in De La Poer Range Nature Reserve

                  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:

                    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 LAVERTON.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 01:46 PM on 1 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 700 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 Tjuntjuntjara Access Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Tjuntjuntjara Access Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES Content:

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

                    Please note changes under ALERT LEVEL (downgraded from Watch and Act)


                    Time of issue: 07:13 PM
                    Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Tjuntjuntjara Access Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Tjuntjuntjara Access Road, west of the Tjuntjuntjara community in the SHIRE OF MENZIES.

                    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire activity has now eased and winds are light.
                    • 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 on both sides of Tjuntjuntjara Access 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:

                      • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      SAFEST ROUTE:
                      People in Tjuntjuntjara can leave via access tracks to the north and south of the community.


                      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 by contacting the Shire of Menzies.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 07:30 AM on 2 January 2019.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                      • The Shire of Menzies 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 TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES Content:

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

                      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


                      Time of issue: 05:15 PM
                      Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES.

                      • 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 is burning on both sides of Tjuntjuntjara Access Road.
                      • Fire is impacting the access road to the west of the community. It is not safe to travel on this access road.
                      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 easterly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      SAFEST ROUTE:
                      People in Tjuntjuntjara can leave via access tracks to the north and south of the community.


                      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 by contacting the Shire of Menzies.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 07:30 AM on 2 January 2019.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                      • The Shire of Menzies 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 Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range 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. Please note that fires are also burning south of Eyre Highway.


                      Time of issue: 04:01 PM
                      Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between Fraser Range and Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                      • 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 Fraser Range and is burning approximately 2 kilometres north of Eyre Highway. Please note that multiple fires are also burning on the southern side of the highway.
                      • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
                      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 fire is moving slowly in an easterly direction.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        Roads have not been closed. Please note that smoke is affecting Eyre Highway in both directions near Fraser Range between Norseman and Balladonia.

                        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 installing containment lines.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
                        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                        • The 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 Advice for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE 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: 03:58 PM
                        Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                        Bushfire ADVICE for VICTORIA ROCK in SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Great Eastern Highway between BOORABBIN NATIONAL PARK and COOLGARDIE, and Victoria Rock Road, approximately 50 kilometres south west of COOLGARDIE in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                        • 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 Victoria Rock Road in the Shire of Coolgardie.
                        • The fire is burning on both sides of the Victoria Rock 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.

                          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.
                          A number of roads have been closed including:

                          • Victoria Rock Road between Coolgardie and the Hyden-Norseman Road
                          • Burra Rock Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Victoria Rock Road
                          • Holland Track

                          There is no immediate threat to Great Eastern Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, but as conditions change further road closures may be required.

                          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.

                          RECREATION SITE CLOSURES :

                          Parks and Wildlife Services have closed the following recreation sites:

                          • Cave Hill Conservation Park
                          • Burra Rock Conservation Park 
                          • Victoria Rock Nature Reserve 


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are patrolling the scene and mopping up.
                          • 25 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Services firefighters are attending.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 09:43 AM on 26 December 2018.
                          • Currently there has been 11,700 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 western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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


                          Time of issue: 03:57 PM
                          Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                          Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road between Mount Shenton-Yamarna Road and Minnie Creek Road in the north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                          • 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 away from Great Central 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:

                            • The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly 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 OR SHIRE OF LAVERTON.


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
                            • Shire of Laverton 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 the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER 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: 03:45 PM
                            Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                            Bushfire ADVICE for the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling along the Trans Access Road, between KALGOORLIE and RAWLINA in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

                            • 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 along the TRANS ACCESS ROAD in bewtween KALGOORLIE AND RAWLINA on the vicinity of ZANTHUS.
                            WHAT TO DO:

                              If driving

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

                              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                              • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.
                              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 07:27 AM on 2 January 2019.
                              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                              • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 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 BOXWOOD HILL and BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL and BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP 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: 03:42 PM
                              Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BOXWOOD HILL and BREMER BAY in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP

                              ALERT LEVEL:

                              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Borden-Bremer Bay Road to the north, Dillon Bay Road to the east, the coastline to the south and Millers Point Road to the west in parts of BREMER BAY and BOXWOOD HILL in the SHIRE OF JERRAMUNGUP.

                              • 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 near the intersection of BORDEN-BREMER BAY RD and WARRAMURRUP RD in BREMER BAY.
                              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.

                              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                              • It is contained and under control.

                              • The fire is still burning within containment lines.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
                              No roads are 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 the Shire of Jerramungup.


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are patrolling the area.
                              • 12 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 11:23 AM on 20 December 2018.
                              • Currently there has been 10,236 hectares burnt.
                              • ABC local radio frequencies that can be heard in the Bremer Bay area and surrounds are 558AM and/or 630AM.
                              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                              • Shire of Jerramungup 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 TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES 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: 03:26 PM
                              Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

                              ALERT LEVEL:

                              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and around TJUNTJUNTJARA COMMUNITY in the SHIRE OF MENZIES.

                              • 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 is burning on both sides of Tjuntjuntjara Access Road.
                              • Fire is impacting the access road to the west of the community. It is not safe to travel on this access road.
                              WHAT TO DO:
                              • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
                              • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
                              • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
                              • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

                              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                              • The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.
                              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                              SAFEST ROUTE:
                              People in Tjuntjuntjara can leave via access tracks to the north and south of the community.


                              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 by contacting the Shire of Menzies.


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 07:30 AM on 2 January 2019.
                              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                              • The Shire of Menzies 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 Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton

                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton Content:

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

                              Please note changes under Extra Information


                              Time of issue: 03:03 PM
                              Date of issue: 02 January 2019


                              Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton

                              ALERT LEVEL:

                              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Lake Wells Road in the vicinity of De La Poer Range Nature Reserve in the Shire of Laverton.

                              • 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 in De La Poer Range Nature Reserve

                              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:

                                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 LAVERTON.


                                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                • The fire was reported at 01:46 PM on 1 January 2019.
                                • Currently there has been 700 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                                END

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