EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire All Clear for western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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

Please note changes under the ADVICE LEVEL section


Time of issue: 06:54 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people between Morgan Road and Bentley Road in western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

  • The bushfire that was burning in parts of Donnybrook has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters have mopped up and left the scene.
  • 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 now extingished.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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 Donnybrook-Balingup. 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are now departing the incident.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:03 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Advice for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

Please note changes under ADVICE LEVEL sections


Time of issue: 06:37 PM
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of South Western Highway, south of Alcock Road, west of Edwards Road and north of Coalfields Highway in eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is no longer impacting the community due to heavy rain
  • 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 COALFIELDS RD and SOUTH WESTERN HIGHWAY in ROELANDS.

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:

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

Coalfields Highway

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 HARVEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • WA Police are also in attendance to assist with traffic management. 


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:40 PM on 24 May 2018.
  • 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.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END 

Bushfire Advice for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP Content:

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

Please note changes


Time of issue: 06:25 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within the vicinity of 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, bounded by Dennis Rd, Governor Broome Road east towards Milyeannup Coast Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as rain has assisted fire suppression
  • 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 the nature reserve

WHAT TO DO: 

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    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:

    Governor Broome Road between Dennis and Avery roads.

    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 NANNUP.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • 65 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, local government and private industry firefighters are attending.
    • Firefighters have saved a home that was under threat.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The cause of the fire is escape from a prescribed burn.
    • 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.


    Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of MORANGUP and parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF TOODYAY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of MORANGUP and parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

    Please note changes under ADVICE LEVEL sections


    Time of issue: 06:22 PM
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of MORANGUP and parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF TOODYAY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Mauravillo Estate on or near Golf Links Road in Wundowie and Morangup in the Shire of Toodyay.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as there is no longer any running fire and it is controlled but not contained
    • 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 GOLF LINKS RD and FERNIE RD in MORANGUP.

    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 controlled but not contained.


    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 SHIRE OF TOODYAY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.
    • Several Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:47 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • Shire of Northam 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 south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY 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: 05:42 PM 
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, north of Chillinup Road and east of Arnolds Road.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
    • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
    • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
    • 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. 
    Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


    Bushfire Advice for 6km south-west of QUINNINUP in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 6km south-west of QUINNINUP in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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


    Time of issue: 05:15 PM 
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for 6km south-west of QUINNINUP in SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wheatley Coast Road, 6km south-west of Quinninup.

    • 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 State forest, near the intersection of TINKS RD and WHEATLEY COAST RD in QUINNINUP.
    • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Wheatley Coast Road.

    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:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • 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.


      Bushfire Watch and Act for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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


      Time of issue: 05:09 PM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people east of South Western Highway, south of Alcock Road, west of Edwards Road and north of Coalfields Highway in eastern part of ROELANDS in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of COALFIELDS ROAD and SOUTH WESTERN HIGHWAY in ROELANDS.

      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 southerly 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 HARVEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
      • WA Police are also in attendance to assist with traffic management. 


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • 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.
      Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for 9km north-east of QUINNINUP in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 9km north-east of QUINNINUP in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP Content:

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


      Time of issue: 04:28 PM 
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for 9km north-east of QUINNINUP in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Tamm Road, 9km north-east of Quinninup in the Shire of Manjimup.

      • 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 Tamm Road

      WHAT TO DO: 

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on their way.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


        Bushfire Watch and Act for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in the locality of SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in the locality of SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP Content:

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

        Please note changes


        Time of issue: 04:23 PM 
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in the locality of SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people within the vicinity of 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve, bounded by Dennis Rd, Governor Broome Road east towards Milyeannup Coast Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained on the eastern side where it has run into an irrigated grassed area.
        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is still burning on the western side of the area and the conditions are changing.
        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        • The fire started in the nature reserve.
        • The fire is travelling in a south-westerly direction

        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:

        • It is contained on the eastern side but not controlled on the western side.


        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:

        Governor Broome Road between Dennis and Avery roads.

        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 NANNUP.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 20 plus Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, local government and private industry firefighters are attending.
        • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
        • Firefighters have saved a home that was under threat. they are now working to contain the western flank of the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The cause of the fire is escape from a prescribed burn.
        • 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. 
        Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


        Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

        Please note changes under WEATHER DETAILS sections

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


        Time of issue: 04:20 PM
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Take action with dangerous weather coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        If you live in Central West, Lower West, South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with dangerous weather to come.

        Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Perth.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

        DFES advises you to:

        • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
        • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
        • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
        • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
        • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
        IF DRIVING:
        • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
        • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
        • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
        • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

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

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


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 24/05/2018 10:45:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised The first strong cold front of the season to affect southwest parts of WA from late Thursday and into Friday. There will be an abrupt change in the weather as a strong cold front moves over western and southern parts of WA from late Thursday afternoon through to Friday morning. A deep low will then approach the southwest corner during Friday. Radar and satellite imagery shows isolated squally thunderstorm activity ahead of the front that may impact the west coast from 4pm this afternoon. Damaging with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could result in Damage to homes and property are likely near the Southwest Capes from about 5pm, extending to Shark Bay, the Perth Metropolitan area and Walpole around 8pm and to remaining parts of the warning area overnight. Dangerous gusts in excess of 125 kilometres per hour that could cause significant damage or destructions to homes or property are possible in coastal areas, particularly near the west coast between Jurien Bay and Walpole. Tides between Shark Bay and Walpole are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas, particularly in the Geographe Bay area Thursday evening and between Jurien Bay and Walpole Friday morning. Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall will also accompany the passage of the front. 24-hour rainfall totals to 9am Friday are expected to be between 20 and 40 millimetres with totals exceeding 50 millimetres in some areas. This front is expected to be the first strong cold front of season so far. People in the southwest of WA typically experience a front as windy as this about 5 times per year. It will also be the first significant rainfall for the Gascoyne region for many months.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed

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

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


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

        Please note changes under Alert Area


        Time of issue: 04:14 PM
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Scott River Road to the east, Sunshine Avenue to the south, Blackwood River to the west and Marsh Road to the north in parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

        • 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 Brockman Highway and Beck Road in COURTENAY.

        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 contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed, however please take care with speed restictions in place along Brockman Highway between Wall Road (west) and Courtenay Road (east). 

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area 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 Augusta-Margaret River.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are working to strengthen containment lines and are patrolling the area.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018 and currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
        • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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


        Time of issue: 04:08 PM
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between Morgan Road and Bentley Road in western parts of DONNYBROOK in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • The fire is moving in a southerly direction.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

        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 Donnybrook-Balingup. 


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:03 PM on 24 May 2018.
        • The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup 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 Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


        Time of issue: 04:04 PM
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the intersection of GIBB RIVER-WYNDHAM RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY.
        • The fire is burning adjacent to Great Northern Highway on the southern side. It is burning in close proximity to the highway and smoke is affecting the area.

        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
          • 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 at a moderate speed in a north westerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR by contacting the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • East Gibb River Road Bushfire Brigade firefighters are in attendance.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:51 AM on 24 May 2018.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • 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 eastern parts of MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 04:00 PM
          Date of issue: 24 May 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Barrow Road to the north, Steicke Road to the east, Porongurup Road to the south and Duck Road to the West in MOUNT BARKER in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET.

          • 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 BEVAN RD and PORONGURUP RD in MOUNT BARKER.
          • The fire is burning on both sides of Bevan Road.

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • The wind is currently moving in a north-easterly direction. 


          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 PLANTAGENET.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:14 PM on 24 May 2018.
          • The Shire of Plantagenet 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 west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 03:57 PM
          Date of issue: 24 May 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern and western part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

          • 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 GREAT NORTHERN HWY in HALLS CREEK
          • People driving on Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu National Park) are asked to avoid the area or exercise caution as the fire is burning in close proximity.

          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:

            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 HALLS CREEK.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and backburning.
            • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 18 May 2018 and currently there has been 21,000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for northern part of TORNDIRRUP National Park in CITY OF ALBANY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TORNDIRRUP National Park in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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


            Time of issue: 03:54 PM 
            Date of issue: 24 May 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TORNDIRRUP National Park in CITY OF ALBANY

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Barrass Road near Torndirrup National Park in the City of Albany.

            • 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 FRENCHMAN BAY RD and BOOLGANA CT in TORNDIRRUP.

            WHAT TO DO: 

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

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained but not controlled.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

            • Sharp Point Road within Torndirrup National Park has been closed.
            • Bibbulmun Track has been closed between Frenchman Bay Road and Sandpatch including the shelters along the 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, actively fighting the fire.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 23 May 2018 and currently there has been 300 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
            • 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.


            Bushfire Watch and Act for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY 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: 03:50 PM 
            Date of issue: 24 May 2018


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south-eastern part of Stirling Range National Park in the CITY OF ALBANY

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Gnowellen Road, north of Chillinup Road and east of Arnolds Road.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and building containment lines.
            • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 24 May 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
            • 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. 
            Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


            Bushfire Advice for southern part of YALLINGUP in CITY OF BUSSELTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of YALLINGUP in CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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


            Time of issue: 03:50 PM
            Date of issue: 24 May 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of YALLINGUP in CITY OF BUSSELTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Butterfly Road, Dell Retreat, Wildwood Road, Millbrook Road and Abbey Farm Road in Yallingup in the City of Busselton.

            • 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 WILDWOOD RD and BUTTERFLY RD in YALLINGUP.

            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.


            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 BUSSELTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • 16 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:38 PM on 24 May 2018.
            • City of Busselton 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 Topanup State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Topanup State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP 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: 03:40 PM 
            Date of issue: 24 May 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Topanup State Forest in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Topanup State Forest, north of Perup Road and south-east of Duncton Road.

            • 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 Herbs Road and Duncton Road

            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.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
              • Bushfire brigades are in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 02:30 PM on 23 May 2018.
              • 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.


              Bushfire Advice for 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP 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: 03:25 PM 
              Date of issue: 24 May 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP

              ALERT LEVEL: 

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Dingup Road, 4km east-south-east of Manjimup townsite in the SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.

              • 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 DINGUP RD and MUIR HWY in DINGUP.

              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 controlled and 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 SHIRE OF MANJIMUP.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:54 PM on 23 May 2018 and currently there has been 3 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 or listen to news bulletins. 
              The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


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