The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Time of issue: 08:54 AM
Date of issue: 22 June 2018
Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Willare Roadhouse and the Derby Highway turn-off in WILLARE in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway between Willare Roadhouse and the Derby Highway turn-off in WILLARE in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY. This includes people in or near Pandanus Park Community.
- 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 is located on the eastern side of GREAT NORTHERN HWY in WILLARE.
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.
- It is out of control and unpredictable.
- It is moving in a westerly 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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.
- The fire was reported at 08:26 AM on 22 June 2018 and currently there has been 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.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.