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Bushfire Advice for Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:41 PM
Date of issue: 26 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near or around Lilac Hill in CAVERSHAM in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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 WEST SWAN RD and HAMERSLEY RD in CAVERSHAM.
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:

  • 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 CITY OF SWAN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:20 PM on 26 April 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 to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in Metro North Coastal, Metro North East, Metro South East, Metro South Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 03:27 PM
Date of issue: 26 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area.

The smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried in the area by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear by 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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Dawesville to Myalup in Metro South Coastal, South West

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Dawesville to Myalup in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 02:50 PM
Date of issue: 26 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Dawesville to Myalup in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Dawesville to Myalup in the Shires of Harvey and Waroona

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and 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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in Roebuck. in Kimberley

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in Roebuck. Content:

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

Time of issue: 02:37 PM
Date of issue: 26 April 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for the Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres east of Roebuck Roadhouse in Roebuck.

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on the Great Northern Highway, 25 kilometres East of Roebuck Roadhouse in Roebuck and surrounding areas in the Shire of Broome. Smoke from BUSHFIRE actvities has been carried by prevailing winds through surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later today.

WHAT TO DO:

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

ROAD CLOSURES:
Some roads may be closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.
More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.

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Smoke Alert Advice for Margaret River to Busselton including Dunsborough in South West

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke alert for Margaret River to Busselton including Dunsborough in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and City of Busselton Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 04:06 PM
Date of issue: 25 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Margaret River to Busselton including Dunsborough in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and City of Busselton

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Margaret River to Busselton including Dunsborough in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and City of Busselton.

The smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried out in the South West. It 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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Bushfire All Clear for southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


Time of issue: 03:41 PM
Date of issue: 25 April 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Great Northern Highway in the southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY of SWAN.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will continue to monitor the 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 emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:51 AM on 25 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 10 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • Shire of Swan is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Smoke Alert Advice for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in Metro North Coastal, , Metro North East, Metro South East, Metro South Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 02:20 PM
Date of issue: 25 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Yanchep to Mandurah including the Perth CBD and Perth Hills in the Perth metropolitan area

The smoke is due to prescribed burns being carried out in the Perth Hills. It is expected to clear by tomorrow afternoon.

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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Bushfire Advice for southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 09:36 AM
Date of issue: 25 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Great Northern Highway in the southern part of BULLSBROOK 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 GREAT NORTHERN HWY in BULLSBROOK.
  • It is burning towards Great Northern Highway.
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 fast in a westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 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 08:51 AM on 25 April 2019.
  • Currently there has been 4 hectares burnt.
  • Shire of Swan is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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Smoke Alert Advice for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in Metro South East, Metro South Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shires of Murray and Waroona Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 04:19 PM
Date of issue: 24 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shires of Murray and Waroona

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shires of Murray and Waroona

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and may persist in the area for several days.

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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Bushfire All Clear for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:28 PM
Date of issue: 24 April 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the week.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:56 PM on 23 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Chittering 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.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Perth Hills and surrounds in Metro North East, Metro South East, Metro North Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 10:37 AM
Date of issue: 24 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and may persist in the area for several days.

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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Bushfire Advice for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing and Bushfire Behaviour sections


Time of issue: 10:31 AM
Date of issue: 24 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • 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 Chittering Valley Road in LOWER CHITTERING.
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:

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 Chittering.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:56 PM on 23 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Chittering 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.


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Bushfire Advice for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

Please note this fire has been downgraded to a Bushfire Advice


Time of issue: 03:51 PM
Date of issue: 23 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained.
  • 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 Chittering Valley Road in LOWER CHITTERING.
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 but not controlled.


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 Chittering.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
  • 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 12:56 PM on 23 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Chittering 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.


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Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

Please note this fire has been upgraded to a Watch and Act


Time of issue: 03:17 PM
Date of issue: 23 April 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is burning towards properties.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of CHITTERING VALLEY RD and CHITTERING RD in LOWER CHITTERING.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 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 12:56 PM on 23 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Chittering 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.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in Metro South East, Metro North Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shire of Murray Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 02:08 PM
Date of issue: 23 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shire of Murray

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Dwellingup and surrounds including Lane Poole Reserve in the Shire of Murray

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and may persist in the area for several days.

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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Perth Hills and surrounds in Metro North Coastal, Metro North East, Metro South East

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 02:07 PM
Date of issue: 23 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and surrounds in the City of Swan and the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear by tomorrow.

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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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Bushfire Advice for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:58 PM
Date of issue: 23 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Chittering Valley Road and Chittering Road in parts of LOWER CHITTERING in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • 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 Chittering Valley Road in LOWER CHITTERING.
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 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 by contacting the Shire of Chittering.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • 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 12:56 PM on 23 April 2019.
  • The Shire of Chittering 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.


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Smoke Alert Advice for Perth's northern suburbs from Quinns Rock to Bullsbrook including the Perth CBD in Metro North Coastal

Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth's northern suburbs from Quinns Rock to Bullsbrook including the Perth CBD in the Perth Metropolitan Area Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 05:34 PM
Date of issue: 22 April 2019

Smoke Alert for Perth's northern suburbs from Quinns Rock to Bullsbrook including the Perth CBD in the Perth Metropolitan Area

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Perth's northern suburbs from Quinns Rock to Bullsbrook including the Perth CBD in the Perth Metropolitan Area

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to last from 8pm this evening (22 April) until 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 us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


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After Storm: Cancellation for Lower South West, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:51 AM
Date of issue: 20 April 2019

Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern

As at 20/04/2019 03:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South Coastal and parts of South West and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA

WHAT TO DO:

Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

  • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
  • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
  • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
  • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
  • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
  • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
  • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 20/04/2019 03:08:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


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.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 62 calls for help since midnight on Friday.
  • Damage was reported across the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West areas.


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.


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Storm - Take Action Now for Lower South West, Great Southern

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

Please note changes throughout the alert.

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


Time of issue: 11:09 PM
Date of issue: 19 April 2019


Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Lower South West, Great Southern

If you live in South Coastal and parts of South West and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

Locations which may be affected include Albany, Mount Barker, Bremer Bay, Denmark, Walpole and Windy Harbour

This is the first significant cold front of the year. Weather conditions may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

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 19/04/2019 22:46:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold and unstable air mass with squally thunderstorms, heavy showers, and small hail over the south coast will ease early Saturday morning. Squally showers and thunderstorms may produce damaging winds to 100 kilometres per hour and could cause damage to homes and property in the warning area until early Saturday morning. damaging surf conditions may occur and could cause some beach erosion during Saturday morning.


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.
  • Emergency services have answered more than 62 calls for help since midnight.
  • Damage was reported across the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West and Lower South West areas.


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.


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