EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire All Clear for Eyre Highway near FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Eyre Highway near FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 09:55 AM
Date of issue: 20 January 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Eyre Highway near FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between FRASER RANGE and BALLADONIA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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 Dundas.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
  • Currently there has been 27,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

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

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

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


Time of issue: 09:44 AM
Date of issue: 20 January 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

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

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started in Yampire Gorge.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The access road to Dales Gorge has been closed.

    RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

    The Dales Gorge recreation area has been closed. This includes Dales campground and day-use area, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool and Fern Pool.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, monitoring the situation.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:16 AM on 20 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 200 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Great Northern Highway between Anna Plains Station Road and Nita Downs Road in the SHIRE OF BROOME in Kimberley

    Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Great Northern Highway between Anna Plains Station Road and Nita Downs Road in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    Time of issue: 09:30 AM
    Date of issue: 20 January 2019

    A Smoke Alert has been issued for Great Northern Highway between Anna Plains Station Road and Nita Downs Road in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Nita Downs Road and Anna Plains Station Road, 230 kilometres south of Broome, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME.
    Smoke from bushfire actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds across the Great Northern Highway and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow.

    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:

    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.

    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

    After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes to alert level and weather details

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


    Time of issue: 10:52 PM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019

    Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

    As at 19/01/2019 22:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning for the Kimberley district has been cancelled.

    Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

    To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 19/01/2019 22:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. A wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour was recorded at Derby Airport at 5:26pm


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes under Weather Details and Location Information

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


    Time of issue: 08:50 PM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019


    Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

    If you live in the Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Bidyadanga.

    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.

    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 19/01/2019 20:36:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 8:30pm radar imagery displayed a line of potentially severe thunderstorms south of the Dampier Peninsula moving west over the southwest Kimberley. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. A wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour was recorded at Derby Airport at 5:26pm


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes under Location Information

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


    Time of issue: 07:59 PM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019


    Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

    If you live in the Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Broome, Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque and Lombadina.

    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.

    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 19/01/2019 19:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 7:40pm radar imagery displayed a line of potentially severe thunderstorms moving over the Dampier Peninsula towards Broome. Thunderstorms may impact Broome from 8:30pm this evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. A wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour was recorded at Derby Airport at 5:26pm


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes under Weather Situation and Location Information

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


    Time of issue: 07:16 PM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019


    Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

    If you live in the Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Broome, Derby, Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque, Cockatoo Island and Lombadina.

    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.

    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 19/01/2019 18:56:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 6:40pm radar imagery displayed a line of potentially severe thunderstorms moving over the Dampier Peninsula towards Broome. Thunderstorms may impact Broome from 8:30pm this evening. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. A wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour was recorded at Derby Airport at 5:26pm


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed(Insert general information about road conditions eg: Powerlines have been reported across roads in (general area), Main Roads advises that several traffic lights are out. Expect delays until normal traffic conditions are restored.)

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


    Time of issue: 06:04 PM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019


    Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

    If you live in the Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Derby, Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque, Cockatoo Island and Lombadina.

    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.

    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 19/01/2019 17:39:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 5:20pm radar imagery displayed a line of severe thunderstorms currently over Derby moving west towards the Dampier Peninsula. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property. A wind gust of 106 kilometres per hour was recorded at Derby Airport at 5:26pm


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed(Insert general information about road conditions eg: Powerlines have been reported across roads in (general area), Main Roads advises that several traffic lights are out. Expect delays until normal traffic conditions are restored.)

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note changes under the what firefighters are doing section


    Time of issue: 03:39 PM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene and monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
      • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

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

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

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:35 PM
      Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway.
        • Wattle Camp Track and Cliffs Track are closed.
        • Access tracks remain closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are installing containment lines along the east side of Parmango Road.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

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

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

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

        Please note changes under fire behavior and extra information sections


        Time of issue: 03:27 PM
        Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
        • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

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

         


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

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

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

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:27 PM
        Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track and Telegraph Track in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

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

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is stationary.
        • It is controlled but uncontained.


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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        The following tracks are closed to the public:

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

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

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

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:25 PM
        Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the Shire of Esperance.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving slowly.
          • It is out of control and uncontained.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following tracks are closed the public:

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

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 500 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

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

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

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 03:19 PM
          Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fires on both sides of Great Eastern Highway are now contained and controlled.
          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is stationary.

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

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

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

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 03:15 PM
            Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

            ALERT LEVEL:

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

            • 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 on both sides of Great Central Road.
            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

              Smoke is impacting Great Central Road.


              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 Laverton.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 210000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 03:12 PM
              Date of issue: 19 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between Fraser Range and Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

              • 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 between Fraser Range and Balladonia to the north of Eyre Highway. Please note there are multiple hotspots on both sides of the highway.
              • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is contained.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
                • Eight Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
                • Local Government, contractors and DFES are also in attendance.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 27,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • DFES is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for northern part of PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP

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

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


                Time of issue: 02:04 PM
                Date of issue: 19 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Waterloo Road, Phillips Road, Recreation Road and Damiani Italiano Road in PARADISE in SHIRE OF DARDANUP.

                • 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 DAMIANI ITALIANO RD and RECREATION RD in PARADISE.
                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 SHIRE OF DARDANUP.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:04 PM on 19 January 2019.
                • 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 Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

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

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

                There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 10:36 AM
                Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

                ALERT LEVEL:

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

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fires on both sides of Great Eastern Highway are now contained and controlled.
                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is stationary.

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


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 10:33 AM
                  Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

                  ALERT LEVEL:

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

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire started near Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
                  • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
                  WHAT TO DO:
                  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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

                   


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

                   

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 18,000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 10:20 AM
                  Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                    • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway.
                    • Wattle Camp Track and Cliffs Track are closed.
                    • Access tracks remain closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are installing containment lines along the east side of Parmango Road.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

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