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Bushfire Advice for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully 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: 03:18 PM 
Date of issue: 24 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Lake Muir National Park west of Rocky Gully and south of Muir Highway 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 the intersection of Neeranup Road and Chitelup 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 contained and controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 520 hectares burnt.
    • 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 southern part of CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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


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


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Cullalla Road, south of Barn Road, west of Bindoon-Moora Road and north of Mooliabeenee Road in CULLALLA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

    • 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 CULLALLA ROAD and BARN ROAD in CULLALLA.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    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 GINGIN.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    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 EMERGENCY WARNING for Governor Broome Road 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in 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

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


    Time of issue: 02:15 PM 
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Governor Broome Road 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  within the vicinity of Governor Broome Road, between Dennis and Avery Roads, 2km south of Pagett Nature Reserve in SCOTT RIVER EAST in SHIRE OF NANNUP 

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire is approaching Governor Broome Road.
    • One home is under threat and fire crews are actively defending the property.
    • The fire started in the nature reserve.

    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 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 and Avery Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

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

    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.


    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 hour unless the situation changes.


    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)


    Time of issue: 02:11 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END 

    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 throughout


    Time of issue: 01:22 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 and Avery Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

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

    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.


    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.


    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in LAKE ARGYLE 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 LAKE ARGYLE 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: 01:20 PM
    Date of issue: 24 May 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Gibb River-Wyndham Road and Grotto Road in LAKE ARGYLE 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 LAKE ARGYLE 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END 

      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.


      Time of issue: 11:40 AM 
      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 and Avery Road, in the locality of Scott River East in the Shire of Nannup.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started in the nature reserve.

      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 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:

      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 firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


      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 thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

      Please note changes under ALERT LEVEL and WEATHER DETAILS sections

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


      Time of issue: 11:38 AM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018


      Take action with thunderstorms 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 thunderstorms 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 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. Damaging winds 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 destruction to homes and 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

      Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the eastern part of WILLYUNG in the CITY OF ALBANY. in Great Southern

      Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the eastern part of WILLYUNG in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note changes to Road Closures

      Time of issue: 11:18 AM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for the eastern part of WILLYUNG in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near Willyung and surrounding areas in the City of Albany. Smoke from prescribed burning actvities has been carried by prevailing winds. The smoke is expected to clear over the coming days.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      ROAD CLOSURES:

      A number of roads have reopened including:

      • Norwood Road, between Norwood Lane and Chester Pass.

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

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 11:06 AM
      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, Strucels Road to the south, Blackwood River to the west and Marsh Road to the north.

      • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END 

      Bushfire All Clear for southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY 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 Alert Level and throughout


      Time of issue: 11:02 AM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area south of Honeymoon Road, east of South Western Highway and north of Weir Road in the southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

      • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • Drive slowly and with caution 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 Harvey.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:21 PM on 22 May 2018 and currently there has been 90 hectares burnt.
      • The Shire of Harvey 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 

      Park Closure Advice for Francois Peron National Park and access roads to Kennedy Range National Park in Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Francois Peron National Park and access roads to Kennedy Range National Park in the Shires of Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne Content:


      Time of issue: 10:55 AM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018

      Park Closure for Francois Peron National Park and access roads to Kennedy Range National Park in the Shires of Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne

      The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises that the following parks or recreation sites have been closed due to forecast heavy widespread rain and potential flooding.

      FRANCOIS PERON NATIONAL PARK

      • Sites affected in the park include Cape Peron, Skipjack Point, Bottle Bay, Herald Bight, Gregories, South Gregories, Big Lagoon and the Peron Homestead.

       

      KENNEDY RANGE NATIONAL PARK

      • The main access road to Kennedy Range National Park (to Temple Gorge campground).
      • Mardathuna Rd access track to the west side of the park (from the Carnarvon – Mullewa Rd) 
      • Mardathuna Rd access track to the west side of the park (from North West Coast Highway).

      WHAT TO DO:  

      Avoid the area, follow the advice of staff and observe signage.
      For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

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

      The next update will be issued when the situation changes

      END

      Bushfire All Clear for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL 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: 10:55 AM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Prowse Road, Brockman Street, Goodwood Road and Hawley Parkway in Goodwood Estate in CAPEL in the SHIRE OF CAPEL.

      • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • Drive slowly and with caution 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 Capel.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:48 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 10 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
      • The Shire of Capel 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 parts of ORANGE GROVE in CITY OF GOSNELLS

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of ORANGE GROVE in CITY OF GOSNELLS Content:

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

      Please note changes to Alert Level, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


      Time of issue: 10:49 AM
      Date of issue: 24 May 2018


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of ORANGE GROVE in CITY OF GOSNELLS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Maddington Road to the north, Grant Steet to the east, Reservoir Road to the south and Standiland Street to the west in ORANGE GROVE in CITY OF GOSNELLS.

      • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
      • 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 by contacting the CITY OF GOSNELLS.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:03 PM on 23 May 2018 and currently there has been 4 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • 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.
      No further updates will be issued.


      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: 10:10 AM
      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.
        More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


        END 

        Bushfire All Clear for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        Please note changes under Alert Level


        Time of issue: 09:51 AM
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Calwynyardah-Noonkanbah Road in NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:07 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 10,100 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.
        No further updates will be issued.


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully 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: 09:49 AM 
        Date of issue: 24 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Lake Muir National Park west of Rocky Gully and south of Muir Highway 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 the intersection of Neeranup Road and Chitelup 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 contained and controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 520 hectares burnt.
          • 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.


          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.


          Time of issue: 09:33 AM 
          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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            Smoke Alert Advice for Minyirr Park within the Broome townsite including Gantheaume Point Road in Kimberley

            Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Minyirr Park within the Broome townsite including Gantheaume Point Road in the Shire of Broome Content:

            Time of issue:09:20 AM
            Date of issue: 24 May 2018

            Smoke Alert for Minyirr Park within the Broome townsite including Gantheaume Point Road  in the Shire of Broome

            The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Minyirr Park within the Broome townsite including Gantheaume Point Road .

            The smoke is the result of prescribed burns being carried out today.

            The smoke is expected to cleared overnight.

            WHAT TO DO:  

            If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

            Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

            People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

            People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

            The next update will be issued when the situation changes

            END 

            Bushfire Advice for 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.


            Time of issue: 09:18 AM 
            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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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