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

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:10pm
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: 03:10 PM
Date of issue: 10 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.
    • 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 

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

    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:03pm
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields Midlands, Midwest Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley Content:

    Please note changes under Weather Details sections

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


    Time of issue: 02:03 PM
    Date of issue: 10 October 2017


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

    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 1:30 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. 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, Kimberley

    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:20am
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields Midlands, Midwest Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley Content:

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


    Time of issue: 11:20 AM
    Date of issue: 10 October 2017


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

    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 10:51:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a surface trough lies through central parts of WA with a broad area of thunderstorms to the east. Severe thunderstorms are likely to develop from late Tuesday morning and may produce damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding within the warning area. 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

    Bushfire All Clear for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA

    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:58am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire All Clear issued for MULATAGA in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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


    Time of issue: 10:58 AM
    Date of issue: 10 October 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or near the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

    • The bushfire that was burning near the Karratha Light Industrial Area has been extinguished.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Maitland Road from Bulgarra Road to the Karratha Light Industrial Area has been reopened.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    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.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:48am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife


    Time of issue: 10:48 AM 
    Date of issue: 10 October 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park.

    • The bushfire that was burning in Purnululu National Park has been contained and is under control.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO: 

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Roads have not been closed.

    PARK CLOSURES: 

    Purnululu National Park remains open however the Piccaninny Gorge track has been closed.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:01 AM on 29 September 2017 and currently there has been 115,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • Parks and Wildlife 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.


    No further updates will be issued.


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:42am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR 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 Alert Level and throughout


    Time of issue: 10:42 AM
    Date of issue: 10 October 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
    • The fire is now 10 kilometres west of Tom Price and is burning in inaccessible terrain.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Mount Nameless Access Road remains closed until further notice.

    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 for the rest of the day.


    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.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END 

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

    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:50am
    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: 09:50 AM
    Date of issue: 10 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.
      • 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 Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

      Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:44am
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

      Please note changes under Weather Details section and regions affected.

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


      Time of issue: 06:44 AM
      Date of issue: 10 October 2017

      Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

      As at 10/10/2017 00:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning the Goldfields, Eucla, North Interior and South Interior Districts has been cancelled.

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

      To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 10/10/2017 00:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 00:10AM, satellite imagery showed thunderstorms persisting throughout the area but they are no longer expected to be severe. 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 by contacting 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, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara, Kimberley

      Mon, 09/10/2017 - 9:59pm
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara, Kimberley Content:

      Please note changes under Weather Details section and regions affected.

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


      Time of issue: 09:59 PM
      Date of issue: 09 October 2017


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

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

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

      This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
      IF DRIVING:
      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

      People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 09/10/2017 21:43:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 9.00pm, satellite and radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms south of Carnegie and Warburton moving toward the southeast and an area of potentially severe thunderstorms over the Interior and adjacent parts of the Eastern Goldfields. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several 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 by contacting 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

      Mon, 09/10/2017 - 7:03pm
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

      Please note changes under Weather Details section

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


      Time of issue: 07:03 PM
      Date of issue: 09 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 Carnegie, Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton.

      This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
      IF DRIVING:
      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

      People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 09/10/2017 18:12:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 6.00pm, satellite and radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms south of Carnegie and Warburton moving toward the southeast and an area of potentially severe thunderstorms over northern and western parts of the North Interior, also moving towards the southeast. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Heavy rainfall that may lead to areas of localised flooding is also possible within the warning area.


      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 by contacting 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

      Mon, 09/10/2017 - 4:46pm
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara Content:

      Please note changes under Weather Details section

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


      Time of issue: 04:46 PM
      Date of issue: 09 October 2017


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

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

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

      This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
      IF DRIVING:
      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

      People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 09/10/2017 16:11:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 3:45pm, satellite and radar imagery showed a line of thunderstorms south of Carnegie and Warburton moving to the southeast and an area of potentially severe thunderstorms northwest of Kiwirrkurra moving in a south-southeasterly direction.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Heavy rainfall that may lead to areas of localised flooding is also possible within the warning area.


      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 by contacting 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

      Bushfire Advice for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA

      Mon, 09/10/2017 - 4:27pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

      Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


      Time of issue: 04:27 PM
      Date of issue: 09 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

      • 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 50 metres west of MAITLAND RD.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving at a moderate speed in a northerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Flames are 3 metres high.


        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:

        Maitland Road from Bulgarra Road to the Karratha Light Industrial Area. 

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are conducting back burning activites.
        • 25 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bushfire Brigade 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 

        Bushfire All Clear for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        Mon, 09/10/2017 - 4:19pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire All Clear issued for Drysdale River 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 under ALERT LEVEL sections


        Time of issue: 04:19 PM
        Date of issue: 09 October 2017


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Kalumburu Road, north of Drysdale River Homestead and north east of Doongan Airstrip in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

        • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
        • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        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.
        No further updates will be issued.


        END 

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

        Mon, 09/10/2017 - 4:04pm
        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: 04:04 PM
        Date of issue: 09 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.
          • 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 TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

          Mon, 09/10/2017 - 4:01pm
          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: 04:01 PM
          Date of issue: 09 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, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire conditions have eases and the threat has subsided.
          • 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 fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and monitoring the situation.


          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.
          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

          Mon, 09/10/2017 - 3:11pm
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

          The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 03:11 PM 
          Date of issue: 09 October 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

          ALERT LEVEL: 

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park.

          • 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 Purnululu National Park

          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.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

            Roads have not been closed.

            Use caution when driving on Duncan Road, as the fire is approaching the road and smoke will be visible when driving.

            PARK CLOSURES: 

            Purnululu National Park remains open however the Piccaninny Gorge track has been closed.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and are undertaking backburning operations.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 08:01 AM on 29 September 2017 and currently there has been 80000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
            • Parks and Wildlife 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.


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

            Mon, 09/10/2017 - 3:03pm
            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

            N/A This is a new alert

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


            Time of issue: 03:03 PM
            Date of issue: 09 October 2017


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

            If you live in the South Interior District you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Carnegie and Warburton.

            This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

            • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
            • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
            • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
            • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
            • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
            IF DRIVING:
            • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
            • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
            • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
            • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

            People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 09/10/2017 14:21:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised at 2:00pm satellite and radar imagery showed an area of developing thunderstorms in the Carnegie area and another area of thunderstorms to the southeast of Warburton, both moving in a southeasterly direction.Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Heavy rainfall that may lead to areas of localised flooding is also possible within the warning area.


            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 by contacting 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

            Bushfire Advice for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA

            Mon, 09/10/2017 - 2:47pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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


            Time of issue: 02:47 PM
            Date of issue: 09 October 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Karratha Light Industrial Area in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

            • 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 50 metres west of MAITLAND RD.

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving at a moderate speed in a northerly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.
              • Flames are 3 metres high.


              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:

              Maitland Road from Bulgarra Road to the Karratha Light Industrial Area. 

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
              • 25 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bushfire Brigade 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 

              Bushfire Advice for north of Drysdale River Homestead, Drysdale River, SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              Mon, 09/10/2017 - 11:53am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Advice issued for Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY 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: 11:53 AM
              Date of issue: 09 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling along Gibb River-Kalumburu Road, north of the Drysdale River Homestead and north east of Doongan Airstrip, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire is burning in bushland on both sides of Gibb River-Kalumburu Road.

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is moving slowly.
                • 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 actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
                • Doongan Station pastoralists are in attendance.


                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 parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                Mon, 09/10/2017 - 11:02am
                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: 11:02 AM
                Date of issue: 09 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.
                  • 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 

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