EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire Advice for Caves Road in the vicinity of Deepdene in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Caves Road in the vicinity of Deepdene in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:21 AM 
Date of issue: 29 September 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Caves Road in the vicinity of Deepdene in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Caves Road near Monti Road and Green Hills Road in the vicinity of Deepdene.

  • 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 on the western side of Caves 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 not contained.


    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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:45 AM on 29 September 2018.
    • 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.


    Bushfire All Clear for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


    Time of issue: 11:59 PM
    Date of issue: 28 September 2018


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Pederick Road, Old Yanchep Road, Grandis Boulevard and Pinjar Road in the northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

    • The bushfire that was burning in the northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE has been extinguished.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night
    • 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:

    Flynn Drive between Mather Drive and Old Yanchep Road has been reopened.

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

    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 WANNEROO.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:43 PM on 28 September 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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

    Please note changes to the advice area. There are also changes to Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


    Time of issue: 03:50 PM
    Date of issue: 28 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Pederick Road, Old Yanchep Road, Grandis Boulevard and Pinjar Road in the northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

    • 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 north of TROPICBIRD DRIVE and south of FLYNN DRIVE in BANKSIA GROVE.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
    • 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.
    Roads have been closed including:

    • Flynn Drive between Mather Drive and Old Yanchep Road.

     

    Please note the Wanneroo Golf Club remains open and access is available via Old Yanchep 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 30 career and Bush Fire Brigade volunteer firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:43 PM on 28 September 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


    Time of issue: 02:43 PM
    Date of issue: 28 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Joondalup Drive, Old Yanchep Road, Wattle Avenue and Pinjar Road in the northern parts of BANKSIA GROVE in the CITY OF WANNEROO.

    • 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 north of TROPICBIRD DRIVE and south of FLYNN DRIVE in BANKSIA GROVE.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
    • 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.
    Roads have been closed including:

    • Flynn Drive between Mather Drive and Old Yanchep 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 CITY OF WANNEROO.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 20 career firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:43 PM on 28 September 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Smoke Alert Advice for northern, southern and eastern suburbs in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for northern, southern and eastern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area and surrounds Content:

    Time of issue:11:40 AM
    Date of issue: 28 September 2018

    Smoke Alert for northern, southern and eastern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area and surrounds

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Two Rocks to Mandurah, including the Perth Hills.

    The smoke is the result of several prescribed burns being carried out by the department.

    Smoke is expected to clear overnight.

    WHAT TO DO:  

    If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

    Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

    People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

    People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    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 issued when the situation changes

    END 

    Smoke Alert Advice for Two Rocks and Yanchep in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Two Rocks and Yanchep in the City of Wanneroo Content:

    Time of issue:01:54 PM
    Date of issue: 27 September 2018

    Smoke Alert for Two Rocks and Yanchep in the City of Wanneroo

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Two Rocks and Yanchep, including Indian Ocean Drive in the City of Wanneroo.

    The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out by the department.

    Smoke is expected to clear overnight.

    WHAT TO DO:  

    If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

    Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

    People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

    People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    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 issued when the situation changes

    END 

    Smoke Alert Advice for Perth to Mandurah extending east to Jarrahdale in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth to Mandurah extending east to Jarrahdale in the southern suburbs of Perth Content:

    Time of issue:01:51 PM
    Date of issue: 27 September 2018

    Smoke Alert for Perth to Mandurah extending east to Jarrahdale in the southern suburbs of Perth

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for the southern suburbs of Perth to Mandurah extending east to Jarrahdale.

    The smoke is the result of prescribed burns being carried out by the department and private property owners.

    Smoke is expected to clear overnight.

    WHAT TO DO:  

    If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

    Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

    People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

    People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    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 issued when the situation changes

    END 

    Smoke Alert Advice for Muchea and 12km north of Guilderton in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Muchea and 12km north of Guilderton in the Shires of Chittering and Gingin Content:

    Time of issue:04:56 PM
    Date of issue: 26 September 2018

    Smoke Alert for Muchea and 12km north of Guilderton in the Shires of Chittering and Gingin

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Woodridge, Caraban, Gabbadah, Breton Bay and Wanerie in the Shire of Gingin and Muchea in the Shire of Chittering.

    The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out by the department.

    Smoke is expected to clear tomorrow morning.

    WHAT TO DO:  

    If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

    Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

    People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

    People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    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 issued when the situation changes

    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note changes under Alert Level, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


    Time of issue: 04:51 PM
    Date of issue: 25 September 2018


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Lily Creek Lagoon, Weaber Plain Road, Hidden Valley Road to the East, Caldesia Loop to the north and Aspera Road to the south-east in the eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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 controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

    A 60km speed limit applies on Victoria Highway.

     

    Motorists are asked to 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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:31 AM on 23 September 2018 and currently there has been 5,000 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.
    • 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 Muchea and 12km north of Guilderton in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Muchea and 12km north of Guilderton in the Shires of Chittering and Gingin Content:

    Time of issue:04:32 PM
    Date of issue: 25 September 2018

    Smoke Alert for Muchea and 12km north of Guilderton in the Shires of Chittering and Gingin

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Woodridge, Caraban, Gabbadah, Breton Bay and Wanerie in the Shire of Gingin and Muchea in the Shire of Chittering.

    The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out 20km north-east of Guilderton.

    Smoke is expected to clear tomorrow morning.

    WHAT TO DO:  

    If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

    Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

    People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

    People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    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 issued when the situation changes

    END 

    Bushfire Advice for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate 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: 03:34 PM
    Date of issue: 25 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Lily Creek Lagoon, Weaber Plain Road, Hidden Valley Road to the East, Caldesia Loop to the north and Aspera Road to the south-east in the eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate 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.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

    A 60km speed limit applies on Victoria Highway.

     

    Motorists are asked to 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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.

    POWER:

    Horizon Power has advised that damaged infrastructure may still be live and can be dangerous.

    Stay well clear of damaged mini-pillars (small green domes).

    Please report any damaged assets immediately by calling the Horizon Powerfault line on 13 23 51.

    Visit www.horizonpower.com.au for further information.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are mopping up and blacking out.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:31 AM on 23 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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 eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing section


    Time of issue: 11:00 AM
    Date of issue: 25 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Lily Creek Lagoon, Weaber Plain Road, Hidden Valley Road to the East, Caldesia Loop to the north and Aspera Road to the south-east in the eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate 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.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

    A 60km speed limit applies on Victoria Highway.

     

    Motorists are asked to 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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.

    POWER:

    Horizon Power has advised that damaged infrastructure may still be live and can be dangerous.

    Stay well clear of damaged mini-pillars (small green domes).

    Please report any damaged assets immediately by calling the Horizon Powerfault line on 13 23 51.

    Visit www.horizonpower.com.au for further information.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are mopping up and blacking out.
    •  

       


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:31 AM on 23 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 10:50 AM
    Date of issue: 25 September 2018


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO 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:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.


    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 Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

    OTHER CLOSURES:

    • Emma Gorge Resort has reopened. 


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation for the rest of the day.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 18 September 2018.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note changes under Alert Level and Extra Information sections


    Time of issue: 09:31 AM
    Date of issue: 25 September 2018


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people within 10 kilometres East of the intersection of Gibb River Road and Derby Highway in the communities of HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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.

    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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:39 PM on 24 September 2018 and currently there has been 425 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.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note - this fire has now been downgraded


    Time of issue: 05:19 PM
    Date of issue: 24 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within 10 kilometers East of the intersection of Gibb River Road and Derby Highway in the communities of HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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 Gibb River Road and Derby Highway in Hamlet Grove.

    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.


    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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:39 PM on 24 September 2018.
    • 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 eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note this fire has now been down graded


    Time of issue: 05:14 PM
    Date of issue: 24 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Lily Creek Lagoon, Weaber Plain Road, Hidden Valley Road to the East, Caldesia Loop to the north and Aspera Road to the south-east in the eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate 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 [FCAD_StreetName] and [FCAD_NearestCrossSt] in Kununurra.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

    A 60km speed limit applies on Victoria Highway.

     

    Motorists are asked to 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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.

    POWER:

    Horizon Power has advised that damaged infrastructure may still be live and can be dangerous.

    Stay well clear of damaged mini-pillars (small green domes).

    Please report any damaged assets immediately by calling the Horizon Powerfault line on 13 23 51.

     

    Visit www.horizonpower.com.au for further information.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
    • Firefighters built 25 km of containment lines around the fire, however, due to boggy terrain were unable to contain the entire perimeter. 

      Firefighters are continuing to strengthen containment lines, however, due to an increase in temperature and winds, back burning activities have ceased and the bushfire threat remains.

       


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:31 AM on 23 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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 Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO 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: 04:23 PM
    Date of issue: 24 September 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Pentecost River and Great Northern Highway, adjacent to EL QUESTRO 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 is burning on both sides of Gibb River-Wyndham 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 unpredictable.
      • The fire is travelling 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 by contacting the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

      OTHER CLOSURES:

      • Emma Gorge Resort will remain closed due to fire burning in the area.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:38 AM on 18 September 2018.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate 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: 04:16 PM
      Date of issue: 24 September 2018


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Lily Creek Lagoon, Weaber Plain Road, Ironwood Drive and the M1 Channel to the west, Mulligans Lagoon Road to the north and Stockman Road to the south-east in the eastern part of KUNUNURRA including Lakeside Park Estate in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.

      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.
      • 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:

      Some roads may be closed.

      A 60km speed limit applies on Victoria Highway.

       

      Motorists are asked to 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 Wyndham-East Kimberley.

      POWER:

      Horizon Power has advised that damaged infrastructure may still be live and can be dangerous.

      Stay well clear of damaged mini-pillars (small green domes).

      Please report any damaged assets immediately by calling the Horizon Powerfault line on 13 23 51.

       

      Visit www.horizonpower.com.au for further information.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
      • Aerial support is gathering intelligence.
      • Overnight firefighters built 25 km of containment lines around the fire, however, due to boggy terrain were unable to contain the entire perimeter. 

        Firefighters are continuing to strengthen containment lines this morning, however, due to an increase in temperature and winds expected later today, back burning activities have ceased and the bushfire threat remains.

         


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:31 AM on 23 September 2018 and currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Smoke Alert Advice for 12km north of Guilderton in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for 12km north of Guilderton in the Shire of Gingin Content:

      Time of issue:03:51 PM
      Date of issue: 24 September 2018

      Smoke Alert for 12km north of Guilderton in the Shire of Gingin

      The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Woodridge, Caraban, Gabbadah, Breton Bay and Wanerie in the Shire of Gingin.

      The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out 20km north-east of Guilderton.

      Smoke is expected to clear tomorrow morning.

      WHAT TO DO:  

      If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

      Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

      People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

      People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

      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 issued when the situation changes

      END 

      Bushfire Watch and Act for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:10 PM
      Date of issue: 24 September 2018


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM Communities in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within 10 kilometers East of the intersection of Gibb River Road and Derby Highway in the communities of HAMLET GROVE and MOWUMJUM in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

      • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
      • The fire started near the intersection of Gibb River Road and Derby Highway in Hamlet Grove.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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 westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:39 PM on 24 September 2018.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

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