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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)

Please note change under Extra Information


Time of issue: 10:29 AM
Date of issue: 17 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.
  • 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.

    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 monitoring the situation.


    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

    Bushfire Advice for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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


    Time of issue: 10:27 AM
    Date of issue: 17 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the vicinity of Heartbreak Ridge Microwave Tower in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

    • 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 EYRE HWY and SOUTHERN HILLS RD in FRASER RANGE.
    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.
      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • Firefighters have left the scene but will continue to monitor it.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 04:10 PM on 15 January 2019.
      • 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 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: 10:27 AM
      Date of issue: 17 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for the South East part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the South East part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

        This is a new alert


        Time of issue: 08:09 AM
        Date of issue: 17 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for the South East part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and around the area bound by Wellesley Road, Pleasure Road and Wellington Road in WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

        • 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 WELLESLEY RD N and TREASURE RD in WELLESLEY.
        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.


          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 HARVEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
          • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
          • .

          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 05:10 AM on 17 January 2019.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

          Please note changes under Rail Line Closures


          Time of issue: 07:06 PM
          Date of issue: 16 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 fire is burning on the northern and southern sides of Great Eastern Highway and the Transcontinental Railroad in BULLABULLING.
          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 in a north easterly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.

            • 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.

            RAIL LINE CLOSURE:
            • The rail line service from Southern Cross to Kalgoorlie has resumed from 6:40PM.
            • Passengers with questions about their bookings can contact the Public Transport Authority on 1300 662 205. 


            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 25,000 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 Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman 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 Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters are Doing sections


            Time of issue: 04:13 PM
            Date of issue: 16 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the vicinity of Heartbreak Ridge Microwave Tower in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

            • 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 EYRE HWY and SOUTHERN HILLS RD in FRASER RANGE.
            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.
              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • Firefighters have left the scene but will continue to monitor it.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 04:10 PM on 15 January 2019.
              • 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 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: 04:05 PM
              Date of issue: 16 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 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: 04:03 PM
                Date of issue: 16 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 Mount Shenton-Yamarna Road 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 has crossed Great Central Road and has burnt up to 12 kilometres west of Minnie Creek 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 stationary.
                  • It is controlled but not contained.

                  Smoke is impacting the intersection of Minnie Creek Road and 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 strengthening containment lines.


                  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 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)

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 03:50 PM
                  Date of issue: 16 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.
                  • 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 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.
                    • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
                    • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is contained but not controlled.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
                    • 8 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                    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 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 change to hectares burnt


                    Time of issue: 03:47 PM
                    Date of issue: 16 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 north easterly direction.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

                    • 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 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 17,000 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 KARNUP in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for KARNUP in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

                    Please note this alert has been downgraded


                    Time of issue: 03:47 PM
                    Date of issue: 16 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for KARNUP in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by the Kwinana Freeway, Paganoni Road and Amarillo Drive in KARNUP in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM..

                    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and under control.
                    • 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:
                    • 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:

                    Roads have not been closed.

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

                    There is smoke over the Kwinana Freeway at Paganoni Road, Karnup. Emergency Services are on site and there is reduced visibility in the area.

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on the scene.

                    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 02:21 PM on 16 January 2019.
                    • 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 Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site 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 and what firefighers are doing sections


                    Time of issue: 03:43 PM
                    Date of issue: 16 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                    • 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 PANNAWONICA RD and DEEPDALE RD in FORTESCUE.
                    • The fire is located approximately 10 kilometres south of the Pannawonica townsite.
                    WHAT TO DO:

                      If driving

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

                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                      • It is contained and under control.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are mopping up.
                      • Rio Tinto response teams and Pannawonica Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 03:53 PM on 10 January 2019.
                      • The cause of the fire is lighting.
                      • The 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.
                      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: 03:41 PM
                      Date of issue: 16 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.
                      • 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.

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                        • 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 monitoring the situation.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                        END

                        Bushfire Advice for 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: 03:39 PM
                        Date of issue: 16 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 stationary.
                          • 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 100 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 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: 03:37 PM
                          Date of issue: 16 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 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 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 

                          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, building containment lines.
                          • 30 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 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)

                          Please note changes under CLOSURES section


                          Time of issue: 03:04 PM
                          Date of issue: 16 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 fire is burning on the northern and southern sides of Great Eastern Highway and the Transcontinental Railroad in BULLABULLING.
                          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 in a north easterly direction.
                            • It is out of control and unpredictable.

                            • 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.

                            RAIL LINE CLOSURE:
                            • The rail line service from Southern Cross to Kalgoorlie has been suspended until further notice. 
                            • Passengers with questions about their bookings can contact the Public Transport Authority on 1300 662 205. 


                            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 25,000 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 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)

                            Please note changes throughout alert


                            Time of issue: 01:37 PM
                            Date of issue: 16 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 fire is stationary on the northern and southern sides of Great Eastern Highway and the Transcontinental Railroad in BULLABULLING..
                            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 variable direction.
                              • It is out of control and unpredictable.

                              • 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 25,000 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)

                              N/A This is a new alert


                              Time of issue: 01:26 PM
                              Date of issue: 16 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 north easterly direction.
                              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                              Roads have not been closed.

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

                              Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR 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 3,200 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 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)

                              Please note changes throughout alert


                              Time of issue: 11:34 AM
                              Date of issue: 16 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 and the Mt Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) 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 fire is stationary on the northern and southern sides of Great Eastern Highway and the Transcontinental Railroad in BULLABULLING. Fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north east of Carina rail siding in MOUNT WALTON.
                              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 variable direction.
                                • It is out of control and unpredictable.

                                • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway and Mt Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.
                                • 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 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 25,000 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 Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site 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: 11:12 AM
                                Date of issue: 16 January 2019


                                Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                                ALERT LEVEL:

                                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                                • 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 PANNAWONICA RD and DEEPDALE RD in FORTESCUE.
                                • The fire is located approximately 10 kilometres south of the Pannawonica townsite.
                                WHAT TO DO:

                                  If driving

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

                                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                                  • It is contained but not controlled.


                                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                                  • Rio Tinto response teams and Pannawonica Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                  • The fire was reported at 03:53 PM on 10 January 2019.
                                  • The cause of the fire is lighting.
                                  • The 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.
                                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                                  END

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