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Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert.

Time of issue: 02:23 PM
Date of issue: 12 March 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Smoke from bushfire activity over the past few days has been carried by prevailing winds along Marble Bar Road and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later in the week.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

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.

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

END

Bushfire Advice for southern parts of ELLENBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of ELLENBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

N/A This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:56 PM
Date of issue: 12 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of ELLENBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by The Promenade, Pinaster Parade and Main Street in southern parts of ELLENBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 THE PROMENADE and PINASTER PDE in ELLENBROOK.
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 fire is 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 CITY OF SWAN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:10 PM on 12 March 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert.

Time of issue: 11:08 AM
Date of issue: 12 March 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Smoke from bushfire activity over the past few days has been carried by prevailing winds along Marble Bar Road and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later in the week.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

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.

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

END

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert.

Time of issue: 10:45 AM
Date of issue: 12 March 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Smoke from bushfire actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds along Marble Bar Road and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later in the week.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:

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.

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

END

Bushfire Advice for people travelling along Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note change under What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 10:24 AM
Date of issue: 12 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Nanutarra Road, 20km north-east of the Nanutarra Roadhouse, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 old Mount Stuart Road in NANUTARRA

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.


    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 ASHBURTON.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:57 PM on 10 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 3200 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 people travelling along Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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


    Time of issue: 03:08 PM
    Date of issue: 11 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling along Nanutarra Road in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Nanutarra Road, 20km north-east of the Nanutarra Roadhouse, in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • 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 old Mount Stuart Road in NANUTARRA

    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.


      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 ASHBURTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on their way.


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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:57 PM on 10 March 2019.
      • Currently there has been 3200 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

      After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

      Please note changes under Alert level

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


      Time of issue: 05:29 AM
      Date of issue: 11 March 2019

      Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

      As at 11/03/2019 02:49:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning in northern Kimberley has been cancelled.

      Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Western Australia.

      To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 11/03/2019 02:49:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

      N/A This is a new alert

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


      Time of issue: 09:25 PM
      Date of issue: 10 March 2019


      Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

      If you live in northern Kimberley you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

      At 9:00pm satellite imagery showed a line of storms located east of Kununurra, moving west at around 55 km/h. The line of storms is expected to reach Kununurra between 10pm and 11pm, and then Wyndham around midnight.

      This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

       

      IF DRIVING:

      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

      • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

      People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 10/03/2019 21:01:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kununurra, Wyndham, Kalumburu, Mitchell Plateau and Troughton Island.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads may be closed

      Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

      Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for the western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:47 PM
      Date of issue: 10 March 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

      • 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:

      No roads are closed. 

      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 SHIRE OF DUNDAS.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
      • 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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:11 AM
      Date of issue: 10 March 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      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 Esperance.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are no longer on the scene, they have left the area safe.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • 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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:05 AM
      Date of issue: 10 March 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • The bushfire has been extinguished.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
      WHAT TO DO:


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      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 Esperance.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are no longer on the scene, they have left the area safe.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 121,805 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • 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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in 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


      Time of issue: 10:58 AM
      Date of issue: 10 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

      • 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.
      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

        • Be careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        No roads are closed. 

        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 SHIRE OF DUNDAS.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
        • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
        • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

        Please note changes under Alert level section

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


        Time of issue: 05:55 AM
        Date of issue: 10 March 2019

        Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

        As at 10/03/2019 04:09:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning in the northern parts of the Kimberley district has been cancelled.

        At 4:00am satellite imagery showed the line of thunderstorms moving offshore from the northwest Kimberley coast and heading further to the northwest.

        To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 10/03/2019 04:09:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Structural Fire All Clear for parts of Lathlain in Perth Metropolitan

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Structural Fire All Clear for parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park Content:

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

        Please note changes to Alert level section

        Time of issue: 12:49 AM
        Date of issue: 10 March 2019

        Structural Fire All Clear for parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park

        ALERT LEVEL
        A Structural Fire All Clear is current for people in parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park.

        The building fire on the corner of Great Eastern highway and Griffiths Street in Lathlain in the Town of Victoria has now been contained and is under control. The smoke is gradually dissipating. 

         

         

        WHAT TO DO:  

        What people should do:

        • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
        • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
        • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        DETAILS:

        What firefighters are doing:

        • Firefighters have contained and controlled the fire.
        • Firefighters will monitor throughout the night. 

         

        Extra Information:

        • The incident was reported at time 7:55pm on Saturday 9 March 2019.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

         

        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 provided.

        END 

        Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

        N/A This is a new alert

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


        Time of issue: 11:37 PM
        Date of issue: 09 March 2019


        Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

        If you live in northern parts of the Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

        At 10:50pm radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms currently over Kununurra and moving in a northwesterly direction. Thunderstorms are likely to reach Wyndham by 11:30pm.

        This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

        WHAT TO DO:

        DFES advises you to:

        • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
        • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
        • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
        • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
        • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

         

        IF DRIVING:

        • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
        • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
        • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
        • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

        • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

        People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        Bureau of Meteorology advised Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Kununurra, Wyndham and Kalumburu.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed

        Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

        Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


        END

        Structural Fire Advice for parts of Lathlain in Perth Metropolitan

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Structural Fire Advice for parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park Content:

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

        Please note changes to Details sections

        Time of issue: 11:16 PM
        Date of issue: 09 March 2019

        Structural Fire Advice for parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park

        ALERT LEVEL
        A Structural Fire Advice is current for people in parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park.

        The building fire on the corner of Great Eastern highway and Griffiths Street in Lathlain in the Town of Victoria has now been contained and is under control. The smoke is gradually dissipating. 

         

         

        WHAT TO DO:  

        What people should do:

        • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
        • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
        • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        DETAILS:

        Road Closures

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

        The following road is closed: Griffiths Street, Lathlain

        Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.


        What firefighters are doing:

        • Firefighters have contained and controlled the fire.
        • Firefighters will monitor throughout the night. 

         

        Extra Information:

        • The incident was reported at time 7:55pm today.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

         

        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 

        Structural Fire Advice for parts of Lathlain in Perth Metropolitan

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Structural Fire Advice for parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park Content:

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

        Time of issue: 08:47 PM
        Date of issue: 09 March 2019

        Structural Fire Advice for parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park

        ALERT LEVEL
        A Structural Fire Advice is current for people in parts of Lathlain in the Town of Victoria Park.

        There is building fire on the corner of Great Eastern highway and Griffiths Street in Lathlain in the Town of Victoria.A group of factory units are on fire. There is a lot of smoke in the area.There is no direct threat to lives or homes in the area. 

         

         

        WHAT TO DO:  

        What people should do:

        • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
        • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
        • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        DETAILS:

        Road Closures

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

        The following road has been closed: Griffiths Street, Lathlain

        Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.


        What firefighters are doing:

        • Thirty personnel career Fire and Rescue Service are on the scene.
        • Firefighters are protecting adjoining assets/structures.
        • Firefighters are working to contain and control the fire.

         

        Extra Information:

        • The incident was reported at time 7:55pm today.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

         

        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 north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:33 PM
        Date of issue: 09 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • 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.
        • There may be smoke in the area.
        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

          • Avoid the fire affected areas if possible.
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area as there is smoke over some roads.
          • 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 burning out in pockets within containment lines. 


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          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 Esperance.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 121,805 hectares burnt.
          • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
          • 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 Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:24 PM
          Date of issue: 09 March 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • 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 is burning north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance).
          • Smoke is likely over the Beaumont area.
          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:

            • It is contained and under control.

            • Significant smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance). The smoke may continue for days to come.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            All roads are now open.

            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 Esperance.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
            • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
            • 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 western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in 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


            Time of issue: 03:15 PM
            Date of issue: 09 March 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

            • 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.
            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

              • Be careful when driving through the area.
              • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              No roads are closed. 

              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 SHIRE OF DUNDAS.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
              • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
              • 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

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