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Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 9:36am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community south of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note changes to where the fire is burning


Time of issue: 09:36 AM
Date of issue: 15 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community south of Tom Price in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning south of the Rio Tinto Mine Site
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 south of the Rio Tinto mine site
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been approximately 13 000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 7:29am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 07:29 AM
Date of issue: 15 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 

Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 5:37am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 05:37 AM
Date of issue: 15 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 

After Storm: Cancellation for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 5:26am
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under areas affected sections

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


Time of issue: 05:26 AM
Date of issue: 15 October 2017

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara

As at 14/10/2017 23:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for Carnegie, Parnngurr and Warburton has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 14/10/2017 23:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.A surface trough through central parts of the state is producing a broad area of thunderstorms.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been 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.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:52pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 10:52 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 6am on Sunday unless the situation changes.


END 

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 9:12pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara Content:

Please note changes under areas affected sections

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


Time of issue: 09:12 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara

If you live in Carnegie, Pamngurr and Warburton you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

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 14/10/2017 20:34:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.A surface trough through central parts of the state is producing a broad area of thunderstorms.Severe thunderstorms are expected within the warning area this evening and are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding


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 Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 8:59pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 08:59 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs in Perth Metropolitan

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 8:38pm
Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs in the City of Armadale Content:

Time of issue:08:38 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017

Smoke Alert for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs in the City of Armadale

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs.

The smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow. It is the result of a prescribed burn carried out in the Canning Dam area.

WHAT TO DO:  

What people should 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 

After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 6:55pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

Please note changes under areas affected sections

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


Time of issue: 06:55 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne

If you live in Carnegie you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

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

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

As at 14/10/2017 18:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning Kalgoorlie, Laverton and Menzies has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Goldfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 14/10/2017 18:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.A surface trough through central parts of the state is producing a broad area of thunderstorms.Severe thunderstorms are expected within the warning area early this evening and are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding


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 Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 6:47pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note changes under bushfire behaviour section


Time of issue: 06:47 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the Wakathuni Community in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, south of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 

Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 4:33pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in 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: 04:33 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Commininty, South of TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
  • It is burning towards the Wakathuni Community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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 south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 

Bushfire Advice for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 4:12pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in 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: 04:12 PM
Date of issue: 14 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in 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 in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne

    Sat, 14/10/2017 - 3:34pm
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

    Please note changes under areas affected sections

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


    Time of issue: 03:34 PM
    Date of issue: 14 October 2017


    Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne

    If you live in Kalgoorlie, Carnegie, Laverton, Jigalong and Menzies you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

    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 14/10/2017 15:05:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.A surface trough through central parts of the state is producing a broad area of thunderstorms.A surface trough through central parts of the State is producing a broad area of thunderstorms.Severe thunderstorms are expected within the warning area this afternoon and are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding


    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

    Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

    Sat, 14/10/2017 - 2:41pm
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands 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: 02:41 PM
    Date of issue: 14 October 2017


    Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

    If you live in Kalgoorlie, Carnegie, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora and Menzies you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

    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 14/10/2017 13:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A surface trough through central parts of the State is producing a broad area of thunderstorms.Severe thunderstorms may develop withing the warning area this afternoon and are likely to produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding


    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 Watch and Act for Wakathuni Comminuty,part of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Sat, 14/10/2017 - 2:10pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for WAKATHUNI COMMUNITY, part of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON 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: 02:10 PM
    Date of issue: 14 October 2017


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Wakathuni Comminuty,part of TOM PRICE in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Wakathuni Community south of TOM PRICE townsite in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • 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.
    • The fire started near the intersection of NAMELESS VALLEY DR in TOM PRICE.
    • It is burning towards the Wakathuni community on the Tom Price-Paraburdoo Road.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
    • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    A number of roads have been closed including:

    Nangutarra 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 SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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 

    Bushfire Advice for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Sat, 14/10/2017 - 11:47am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in 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: 11:47 AM
    Date of issue: 14 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in 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 in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Sat, 14/10/2017 - 11:25am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      Please note changes under fire direction and bushfire behaviour section


      Time of issue: 11:25 AM
      Date of issue: 14 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, from south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, north to Nanutarra Road, west along Nanutarra Road to the Rio Tinto Conveyor Access Road and south of the Rio Tinto Tom Price minesite
      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

      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 contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 60 kilometres per hour. 

      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 Ashburton.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • 16 firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately13000 hectares burnt.
      • 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.
      More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:25am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in 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: 10:25 AM
      Date of issue: 14 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in 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 in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Smoke Alert Advice for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs in Perth Metropolitan

        Fri, 13/10/2017 - 5:34pm
        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs in the City of Armadale Content:

        Time of issue:05:34 PM
        Date of issue: 13 October 2017

        Smoke Alert for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs in the City of Armadale

        The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Armadale, Roleystone and surrounding suburbs.

        The smoke is expected to clear overnight. It is the result of a prescribed burn carried out in the Canning Dam area.

        WHAT TO DO:  

        What people should 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 east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        Fri, 13/10/2017 - 4:01pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information sections


        Time of issue: 04:01 PM
        Date of issue: 13 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in 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 in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • The bushfire is burning in an inaccessible 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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.
          • 20 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:30 AM on 13 October 2017 and currently there has been 20, 000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

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