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Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 3:51pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

Please note changes under road closure section


Time of issue: 03:51 PM
Date of issue: 13 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Nameless Valley Drive and Nanutarra Road have reduced speed limits to 60 kilometres per hour. 

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 Ashburton.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
  • 16 firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:12 PM on 8 October 2017 and currently there has been Approximately 8000 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Smoke Alert Advice for Bunbury to Margaret River in South West

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 1:16pm
Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Margaret River in the southern part of the State Content:

Time of issue:01:16 PM
Date of issue: 13 October 2017

Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Margaret River in the southern part of the State

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Bunbury to Margaret River, including Donnybrook.

Smoke will be visible until late morning tomorrow. The smoke is the result of a number of prescribed burns being carried out in the South West today.

 

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 east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 11:36am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes to fire location


Time of issue: 11:36 AM
Date of issue: 13 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway east of KUNUNURRA in 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 is burning in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and West of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a 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 on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • 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 north east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Fri, 13/10/2017 - 10:31am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


    Time of issue: 10:31 AM
    Date of issue: 13 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for north east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Victoria Highway and Fish Farm Road north east of KUNUNURRA in 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 is burning in bushland between VICTORIA HWY and FISH FARM ROAD, East of NORTHERN TERRITORY BORDER.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving fast in a 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 on their way.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • 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 TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Fri, 13/10/2017 - 10:20am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      Please note changes to number of hectares burnt


      Time of issue: 10:20 AM
      Date of issue: 13 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

      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 slowly in a 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.

      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Mount Nameless and Tiger Eye access 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 by contacting the Shire of Ashburton.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • 16 firefighters are attending.


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


      END 

      Smoke Alert Advice for Seabird to Wanerie, including Ledge Point and Cowalla in Perth Metropolitan

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 6:11pm
      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Seabird to Wanerie, including Ledge Point and Cowalla in the Shire of Gingin Content:

      Time of issue:06:11 PM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017

      Smoke Alert for Seabird to Wanerie, including Ledge Point and Cowalla  in the Shire of Gingin

      The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Seabird to Wanerie, including Ledge Point and Cowalla .

      Smoke will be visible until early tomorrow morning. The smoke is the result of prescribed burns carried out in Moore River State Forest today.

      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 TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 4:21pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 04:21 PM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

      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 slowly in a 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.

      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Mount Nameless and Tiger Eye access 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 by contacting the Shire of Ashburton.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • 16 firefighters are attending.


      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 

      Smoke Alert Advice for Bunbury to Busselton in South West

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 4:03pm
      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Busselton in the southern part of the State Content:

      Time of issue:04:03 PM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017

      Smoke Alert for Bunbury to Busselton in the southern part of the State

      The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Bunbury to Busselton, including Donnybrook.

      Smoke will be visible until early afternoon tomorrow. The smoke is the result of three prescribed burns being carried out in the South West today.

       

      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 All Clear for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 3:41pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 03:41 PM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • The bushfire that was burning in parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA is no longer posing a danger.
      • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day and night
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

      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 East Pilbara.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:32 AM on 20 September 2017.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • The Shire of East Pilbara 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 

      Smoke Alert Advice for Perth metropolitan area in Perth Metropolitan

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 11:27am
      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth metropolitan area in the Swan Region Content:

      Time of issue:11:27 AM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017

      Smoke Alert for Perth metropolitan area in the Swan Region

      The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for suburbs within the Perth metropolitan area.

      Smoke may be visible until tomorrow morning. The smoke is the result of a number of prescribed burns being carried out today in the Armadale, Roleystone, Sawyers Valley and Mundaring areas. 

      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 

      Smoke Alert Advice for suburbs in Perth Metropolitan

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 11:14am
      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

      Time of issue:11:14 AM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017

      Smoke Alert for suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area

      The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for suburbs within the Perth metropolitan area.

      Smoke may be visible until tomorrow morning. The smoke is the result of a number of prescribed burns being carried out today in the Armadale, Roleystone, Sawyers Valley and Mundaring areas. 

      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 TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:04am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, Road Closures and Extra Information sections


      Time of issue: 10:04 AM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

      • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
      • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

      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 slowly in a 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.

      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Mount Nameless and Tiger Eye access 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 by contacting the Shire of Ashburton.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • 16 firefighters are attending.


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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Thu, 12/10/2017 - 9:55am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 09:55 AM
      Date of issue: 12 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

      • 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 in the Great Sandy Desert.

      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 westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


        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 East Pilbara.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:32 AM on 20 September 2017.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • The Shire of East Pilbara 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 TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Wed, 11/10/2017 - 4:50pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

        Please note this fire was previously downgraded to an All Clear, however it again impacting the community.


        Time of issue: 04:50 PM
        Date of issue: 11 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, including the Tom Price minesite in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

        • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
        • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
        • 16 firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • Shire of Ashburton 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 Advice for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        Wed, 11/10/2017 - 4:00pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 04:00 PM
        Date of issue: 11 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

        • 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 in the Great Sandy Desert.

        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 westerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


          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 East Pilbara.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • The Shire of East Pilbara 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 parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          Wed, 11/10/2017 - 11:04am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

          Please note changes under bushfire behaviour sections


          Time of issue: 11:04 AM
          Date of issue: 11 October 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

          • 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 in the Great Sandy Desert.

          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 westerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.
            • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


            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 East Pilbara.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • The Shire of East Pilbara 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 

            After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

            Wed, 11/10/2017 - 6:40am
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

            Please note changes to the Weather Details and alert level.

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


            Time of issue: 06:40 AM
            Date of issue: 11 October 2017

            Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

            As at 10/10/2017 23:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning the North and South Interior districts has been cancelled.

            The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings issued if necessary.

            To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 10/10/2017 23:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


            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.
            No further updates will be issued.


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

            Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:55pm
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

            Please note changes to the Weather Details. This alert no longer includes the Pilbara or Midwest Gascoyne.

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


            Time of issue: 09:55 PM
            Date of issue: 10 October 2017


            Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands

            If you live in for parts of the North and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Giles and Kiwirrkurra.

            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 10/10/2017 21:35:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough lies through central parts of WA with a broad area of thunderstorms to the east. At 9:15 pm satellite imagery showed thunderstorms within the warning area. Some of these are likely to be severe. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next few hours. These thunderstorms are expected to move east of the WA Border in the next two to three hours.


            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 provided when the situation changes.


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

            Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:20pm
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

            Please note changes to the Weather Details.

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


            Time of issue: 07:20 PM
            Date of issue: 10 October 2017


            Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

            If you live in the South Interior and parts of the North Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton.

            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 10/10/2017 18:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough lies through central parts of WA with a broad area of thunderstorms to the east. At 6:15 pm satellite imagery showed several clusters of thunderstorms within the warning area. Some of these are likely to be severe. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next few hours. Conditions will ease during the evening. Storms could cause damage to homes and property


            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 provided when the situation changes.


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

            Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:31pm
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

            Please note the Kimberley region is no longer included in alert and changes under Weather Details sections

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


            Time of issue: 04:31 PM
            Date of issue: 10 October 2017


            Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara

            If you live in the South Interior and parts of the North Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton.

            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 10/10/2017 13:41:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough lies through central parts of WA with a broad area of thunderstorms to the east. At 4:15 pm satellite imagery showed several clusters of thunderstorms within the warning area. Some of these are likely to be severe. Severe thunderstorms within the warning area may produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding.


            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 provided when the situation changes.


            END

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