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Bushfire Advice for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Road Closures and Conditions sections


Time of issue: 05:05 PM
Date of issue: 07 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of ATBARA ST and BROADWOOD ST in WEST KALGOORLIE.

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 stationary.
  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

All roads have now been reopened.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are mopping up and monitoring the area for the rest of the day/night.
  • 15 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:48 PM on 7 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20-30 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for eastern part of KONDININ in SHIRE OF KONDININ

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KONDININ in SHIRE OF KONDININ Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 04:41 PM
Date of issue: 07 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of KONDININ in SHIRE OF KONDININ

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on and bounded by Notting-Karlgarin Road to the north, Karlgarin Hill Road North to the east, Kondinin-Hyden Road to the south and Kondinin-Narembeen Road to the west.

  • 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 KONDININ-HYDEN RD and WILKINS RD in KONDININ.

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 stationary.
  • It is contained but not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

The following road has been closed:

Kondinin-Hyden Road from the township of Kondinin to Spurr 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 KONDININ.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and stregthening containment lines.
  • Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:24 AM on 7 December 2019.
  • Shire of Kondinin 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 news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ Content:

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions sections


Time of issue: 04:01 PM
Date of issue: 07 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Hyden-Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road intersection in parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ.

  • 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 HYDEN NORSEMAN RD and MARVEL LOCH-FORRESTANIA RD in FORRESTANIA.

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following road closures and conditions apply:

  • Hyden-Norseman road is closed from the East Hyden Grain Bin to the Shire of Dundas
  • Hyden-Norseman road is closed from the Shire of Dundas border
  • Carstairs road is closed in the Shire of Kondinin
  • Marvel Loch-Forrestania road is closed at Carstairs road
  • Marvel Loch-Forrestania road is closed in the Shire of Yilgarn
  • Holland Track is closed

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 06:31 PM on 3 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 50,000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes under Extra Information


Time of issue: 03:58 PM
Date of issue: 07 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area east of Frank Hann National Park and west of Peak Charles National Park and Lake Tay bounded by Lake King-Norseman Road to the north and Cascade Road to the south.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started in the area between Frank Hann National Park and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE.

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads and tracks are closed:

Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade road intersection to the west and Peak Charles road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also closed. 

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:11 AM on 4 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 15,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 03:26 PM
Date of issue: 07 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

    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.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads and tracks have been closed:

    • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead
    • Balladonia Track
    • Gora Track
    • Parmango Road between Balladonia Roadhouse and farming land north east of Esperance
    • Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Parmango Road

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
    • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • The Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

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


    Time of issue: 03:14 PM
    Date of issue: 07 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Granite Hill Nature Reserve West of and including Palmdale Road with Johnson Road to the North, Mindijup Road to the South and Moorialup Road to the West.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of GRANITE HILL ROAD and MOORIALUP RD in PALMDALE.

    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 slowly in a easterly direction.
      • 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and actively fighting the fire.
      • 66 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:48 PM on 6 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been approximately 350 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • City of Albany 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 news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the western part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:14 PM
      Date of issue: 07 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the western part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve, north of the Anne Beadell Highway, in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started on unallocated Crown land.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 06:40 AM on 6 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 5000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for NAMBEELUP, STAKE HILL and KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAMBEELUP, STAKE HILL and KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:12 PM
        Date of issue: 07 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for NAMBEELUP, STAKE HILL and KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in NAMBEELUP, the eastern part of STAKE HILL and the southern part of KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.

        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is stationary.
        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        No roads are closed.

         

         

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
        • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:18 AM on 5 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been approximately 171 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • Shire of Murray 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 news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:07 PM
        Date of issue: 07 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range Drive and Red Gum Pass Road in the western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRES CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET.

        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started in STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Red Gum Pass Road
          • Stirling Range Drive

           

           

          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 PLANTAGENET.

          PARK/SITE CLOSURES:

          The western part of Stirling Range National Park is closed.

          All areas of the park west of Chester Pass Road are closed including Moingup Springs Campground.

           


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and are conducting backburning operations.


          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 07:11 PM on 6 December 2019.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Road Closures and Conditions sections


          Time of issue: 02:45 PM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of ATBARA ST and BROADWOOD ST in WEST KALGOORLIE.

          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 stationary.
          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          A number of roads have been closed including:

          • Broadwood Street between Gatacre Drive and Atbara Street
          • Atbara Street between Keogh Way and Jordan Street

           

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.
          • 15 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:48 PM on 7 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 20-30 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER Content:

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

          N/A This is a new alert


          Time of issue: 01:24 PM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south western part of WEST KALGOORLIE in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of ATBARA ST and BROADWOOD ST in WEST KALGOORLIE.

          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.


          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:

          Broadwood Street at Gatacre Drive

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
          • Career Fire and Rescue Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:48 PM on 7 December 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Road Closures and Conditions sections


          Time of issue: 01:15 PM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Hyden-Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road intersection in parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ.

          • 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 HYDEN NORSEMAN RD and MARVEL LOCH-FORRESTANIA RD in FORRESTANIA.

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following road closures and conditions apply:

          • Hyden-Norseman road is closed from the East Hyden Grain Bin to the Shire of Dundas
          • Hyden-Norseman road is closed from the Shire of Dundas border
          • Marvel Loch-Forrestania road is closed at Carstairs road
          • Marvel Loch-Forrestania road is closed in the Shire of Yilgarn
          • Holland Track is closed

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:31 PM on 3 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 50,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Kondinin 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 news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ Content:

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

          Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions sections


          Time of issue: 10:43 AM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Hyden-Norseman Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road intersection in parts of FORRESTANIA in SHIRE OF KONDININ.

          • 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 HYDEN NORSEMAN RD and MARVEL LOCH-FORRESTANIA RD in FORRESTANIA.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following road closures and conditions apply:

          The Hyden-Norseman Road (east of the East Hyden Grain Bin) is subject to the following:
          • from the end of the sealed section to Forrestania Cross Roads – OPEN to all vehicles
           The Hyden-Norseman road from the Forrestania Road intersection to Shire Boundary 
          • OPEN to all vehicles 
          The section of Marvel Loch road from the Marvel Loch - Forrestania road and Hyden-Norseman road intersection to the Yilgarn-Kondinin Shire Boundary 
          • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Rd – OPEN to All vehicles
          The section from Hyden-Norseman road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania road Intersection south to Carstairs road
          • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Rd – CLOSED to all vehicles

          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 KONDININ.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:31 PM on 3 December 2019.
          • Shire of Kondinin 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 news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for NAMBEELUP, STAKE HILL and KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAMBEELUP, STAKE HILL and KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY Content:

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

          Please note changes to What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information


          Time of issue: 10:41 AM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for NAMBEELUP, STAKE HILL and KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in NAMBEELUP, the eastern part of STAKE HILL and the southern part of KERALUP in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.

          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is stationary.
          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          No roads are closed.

           

           

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
          • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:18 AM on 5 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been approximately 171 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Shire of Murray 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 news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

          Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions and Extra Information sections


          Time of issue: 10:04 AM
          Date of issue: 07 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

          WHAT TO DO:

            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.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads and tracks have been closed:

            • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead
            • Balladonia Track
            • Gora Track
            • Parmango Road between Balladonia Roadhouse and farming land north east of Esperance
            • Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Parmango Road

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
            • Currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is accidental.
            • The Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

            During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

            This is a new alert


            Time of issue: 09:57 AM
            Date of issue: 07 December 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for the north western part of NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area east of Frank Hann National Park and west of Peak Charles National Park and Lake Tay bounded by Lake King-Norseman Road to the north and Cascade Road to the south.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started in the area between Frank Hann National Park and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE.

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads and tracks are closed:

            Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade road intersection to the west and Peak Charles road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also closed. 

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 09:11 AM on 4 December 2019.
            • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

            During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

            Please note the alert level area has been updated, changes have been made throughout the alert.


            Time of issue: 09:53 AM
            Date of issue: 07 December 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Granite Hill Nature Reserve West of and including Palmdale Road with Johnson Road to the North, Mindijup Road to the South and Moorialup Road to the West.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started near the intersection of GRANITE HILL ROAD and MOORIALUP RD in PALMDALE.

            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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
              • 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and actively fighting the fire.
              • 48 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
              • WA Police are also in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 06:48 PM on 6 December 2019.
              • Currently there has been approximately 350 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • City of Albany 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 news bulletins.

              During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET Content:

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

              Please note changes throughout


              Time of issue: 07:14 AM
              Date of issue: 07 December 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range Drive and Red Gum Pass Road in the western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRES CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET.

              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started in STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                • Red Gum Pass Road
                • Stirling Range Drive

                 

                 

                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 PLANTAGENET.

                PARK/SITE CLOSURES:

                The western part of Stirling Range National Park is closed.

                All areas of the park west of Chester Pass Road are closed including Moingup Springs Campground.

                 


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene and have commenced backburning operations.


                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 07:11 PM on 6 December 2019.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

                Please note the alert level has been downgraded


                Time of issue: 10:56 PM
                Date of issue: 06 December 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in CITY OF ALBANY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in area south of Moorialup Road, east of Chester Pass Road, north of Booth Road and west of Deep Creek Road.

                • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire activity has reduced and weather activity is benign.
                • 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 PALMDALE RD and LAKE WARBURTON RD in PALMDALE.

                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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
                • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.


                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 ALBANY.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and actively fighting the fire.
                • 35 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
                • WA Police are also in attendance.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 06:48 PM on 6 December 2019.
                • City of Albany 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 news bulletins.

                During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET Content:

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

                Please note this is a new alert


                Time of issue: 10:35 PM
                Date of issue: 06 December 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range Drive and Red Gum Pass Road in the western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRES CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET.

                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire started in STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed at this stage

                  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 PLANTAGENET.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 07:11 PM on 6 December 2019.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                  During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                  The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


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