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Bushfire All Clear for Pinjar Pine Plantation west of Old Yanchep Road in CITY OF WANNEROO

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Pinjar Pine Plantation west of Old Yanchep Road in CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:50 PM
Date of issue: 20 January 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Pinjar Pine Plantation west of Old Yanchep Road in CITY OF WANNEROO

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Pinjar Motorcycle Area and surrounds, west of Old Yanchep Road and north of Wesco Road in the Pinjar Pine Plantation in CITY OF WANNEROO.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Multiple Parks and Wildlife Service, volunteer bushfire brigade and Forest Products Commission firefighters are attending.


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 09:44 AM on 20 January 2019.
  • Currently there has been 1.5 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • 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 listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for ALLANSON in SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 03:46 PM
Date of issue: 20 January 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for ALLANSON in SHIRE OF COLLIE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes on or near McAvoy Road, Railway Parade and Worsley Back Road are under threat by fire now.
  • The fire is heading towards the Allanson townsite.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

  • 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.
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.


SAFEST ROUTE:
If you are in the Emergency Warning area you can leave via Coalfields Highway west to Bunbury or east to Collie.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
  • Shire of Collie 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 hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:45 PM
Date of issue: 20 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve 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.
  • The fire started in Nuytsland Nature Reserve

WHAT TO DO:

    Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
    • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
    • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
    • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
    • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

    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 uncontained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The following tracks are closed the public:

    • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
    • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

    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 monitoring the situation.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 500 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note change under ROAD CLOSURES


    Time of issue: 03:43 PM
    Date of issue: 20 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track and Telegraph Track 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.
    • The fire started in Cape Arid National Park

    WHAT TO DO:
    Leave the area if it is safe to do so.

    • If in the Israelite Bay/Point Malcom area, depart via Fisheries Track, west to Fisheries Road if it is safe to do so.
    • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track.
    • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
    • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

    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 controlled but uncontained.


    A prescribed burn carried out in the park in 2017 has helped to limit the spread of the fire to the north-east.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The following tracks are closed to the public:

    • Fisheries Road from the end of Fisheries Road to Israelite Bay
    • Parmango Road from Fisheries Road to Balladonia Road House 
    • Balladonia Track off Fisheries Road to Mt Ragged
    • Gora Track to Mt Ragged 
    • Pasley Track through to Telegraph Track to Point Malcolm
    • Tookinjina Track to Point Malcolm
    • Israelite Bay to Point Culver 

    Cape Pasley to Bellinger Island Track has been re-opened.

    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 on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
    • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 9000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE 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: 03:28 PM
    Date of issue: 20 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on or near Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING, west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

    • 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 fires on both sides of Great Eastern Highway are now contained and controlled.
    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 stationary.

      • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.


      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 Coolgardie.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 16,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:24 PM
      Date of issue: 20 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

      • 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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
      • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
      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 in a south south westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.

      • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
      • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 
      • Wallaroo Rock campsite is closed. 


      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 Coolgardie.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
      • Approximately 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service and DFES firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 23,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA 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 section


      Time of issue: 03:20 PM
      Date of issue: 20 January 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay 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 in a north westerly 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.

        • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
        • Wattle Camp Track and Cliffs Track are closed.
        • Access tracks remain 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 installing containment lines along the east side of Parmango Road.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 14,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in 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: 03:17 PM
        Date of issue: 20 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near Parmango Road in BURAMINYA.
        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • 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:

          • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).

          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 on the scene and monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
          • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Watch and Act for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for ALLANSON in SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

          Please note changes to Emergency Warning alert area and throughout. The Allanson townsite is now under Emergency Warning

          This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


          Time of issue: 02:45 PM
          Date of issue: 20 January 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for ALLANSON in SHIRE OF COLLIE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Coalfields Highway, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road and Patstone Road, including Worsley Back Road, McAvoy Road and Railway Parade in ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • Homes on or near McAvoy Road, Railway Parade and Worsley Back Road are under threat by fire now.
          • The fire is heading towards the Allanson townsite.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
          • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
          • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
          • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
          • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

          • 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.
          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.


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          If you are in the Emergency Warning area you can leave via Coalfields Highway west to Bunbury or east to Collie.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Local roads in the area may be closed including Worsley Back 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 Collie.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
          • Approximately 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
          • Shire of Collie 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 hour unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Watch and Act for ALLANSON townsite and COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern parts of ALLANSON in SHIRE OF COLLIE Content:

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

          This is a new alert

          This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


          Time of issue: 01:48 PM
          Date of issue: 20 January 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern parts of ALLANSON in SHIRE OF COLLIE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in or near Worsley Back Road, Hamilton Road, Wallis Road, Mornington Road, McAvoy Road and Patstone Road in the northern parts of ALLANSON in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • Homes between McAvoy Road and Worsley Back Road are under threat by fire now.
          • The fire is heading towards the Allanson townsite.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
          • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
          • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
          • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
          • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for ALLANSON townsite and COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in or near ALLANSON townsite and COLLIE in the SHIRE OF COLLIE.

          • 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.
          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:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.
          • firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:12 PM on 20 January 2019.
          • Shire of Collie 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 hour unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

          Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURES, RECREATION SITE CLOSURES, and EXTRA INFORMATION


          Time of issue: 01:07 PM
          Date of issue: 20 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for north-eastern part of Karijini National Park in SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Dales Gorge recreation area in the north-eastern part of Karijini National Park.

          • 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 in Yampire Gorge.

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            The following roads have been closed:

            • The access road to Dales Gorge
            • Banjima East Road at the turnoff to Karijini Drive
            • Banjima North Road from Joffre Gorge turnoff, eastwards to the intersection of Banjima East Road

             

             

            RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

            The following recreation sites have been closed:

            • Karijini Visitor Centre
            • Dales Gorge recreation area, including Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool
            • Kalamina Gorge


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 300 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for Pinjar Pine Plantation west of Old Yanchep Road in CITY OF WANNEROO

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Pinjar Pine Plantation west of Old Yanchep Road in CITY OF WANNEROO Content:

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


            Time of issue: 10:50 AM
            Date of issue: 20 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Pinjar Pine Plantation west of Old Yanchep Road in CITY OF WANNEROO

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Pinjar Motorcycle Area and surrounds, west of Old Yanchep Road and north of Wesco Road in the Pinjar Pine Plantation in CITY OF WANNEROO.

            • 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 Pinjar Motorcycle Area in the Pinjar Pine Plantation.

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

              • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
              • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
              • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained.


              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 WANNEROO.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
              • Multiple Parks and Wildlife Service, volunteer bushfire brigade and Forest Products Commission firefighters are attending.
              • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 09:44 AM on 20 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 1.5 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
              • 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 listen to news bulletins.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 10:44 AM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track and Telegraph Track 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.
              • The fire started in Cape Arid National Park

              WHAT TO DO:
              Leave the area if it is safe to do so.

              • If in the Israelite Bay/Point Malcom area, depart via Fisheries Track, west to Fisheries Road if it is safe to do so.
              • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track.
              • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
              • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

              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 controlled but uncontained.


              A prescribed burn carried out in the park in 2017 has helped to limit the spread of the fire to the north-east.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

              The following tracks are closed to the public:

              • Fisheries Road from the end of Fisheries Road to Israelite Bay
              • Parmango Road from Fisheries Road to Balladonia Road House 
              • Balladonia Track off Fisheries Road to Mt Ragged
              • Gora Track to Mt Ragged 
              • Pasley Track through to Telegraph Track to Point Malcolm
              • Tookinjina Track to Point Malcolm
              • Israelite Bay to Point Culver 
              • Cape Pasley to Bellinger Island Track

              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 on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
              • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
              • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 9000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

              Please note changes under Fire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing


              Time of issue: 10:22 AM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

              • 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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
              • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
              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 in a south south westerly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.

              • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
              • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 
              • Wallaroo Rock campsite is closed. 


              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 Coolgardie.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
              • Approximately 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service and DFES firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 23,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • DFES is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in 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 section - Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway with no through access


              Time of issue: 10:18 AM
              Date of issue: 20 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started near Parmango Road in BURAMINYA.
              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

                • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
                • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • 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:

                • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).

                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 on the scene and monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
                • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

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

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in 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 section - Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway with no through access


                Time of issue: 10:14 AM
                Date of issue: 20 January 2019


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

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay 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 in a north westerly 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.

                  • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
                  • Wattle Camp Track and Cliffs Track are closed.
                  • Access tracks remain 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 installing containment lines along the east side of Parmango Road.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 12,000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                  Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


                  Time of issue: 10:12 AM
                  Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on or near Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING, west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                  • 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 fires on both sides of Great Eastern Highway are now contained and controlled.
                  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 stationary.

                    • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.


                    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 Coolgardie.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 16,000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 10:10 AM
                    Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve 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.
                    • The fire started in Nuytsland Nature Reserve

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
                      • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
                      • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
                      • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
                      • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

                      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 uncontained.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                      The following tracks are closed the public:

                      • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
                      • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

                      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 monitoring the situation.


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


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 500 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                      END

                      Bushfire All Clear for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                      Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


                      Time of issue: 10:03 AM
                      Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road between COSMO NEWBERY COMMUNITY and Point Sunday Road and surrounding areas in the north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                      • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
                      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
                      WHAT TO DO:
                      • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed.

                      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 Laverton.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 210,000 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                      • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.

                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END

                      Bushfire All Clear for northern part of PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP Content:

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


                      Time of issue: 10:03 AM
                      Date of issue: 20 January 2019


                      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Waterloo Road, Phillips Road, Recreation Road and Damiani Italiano Road in PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP.

                      • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
                      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
                      WHAT TO DO:
                      • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      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 DARDANUP.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 01:04 PM on 19 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 15 hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
                      • Shire of Dardanup is managing the fire.

                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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