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Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

Please note changes under the what firefighters are doing section


Time of issue: 10:17 AM
Date of issue: 19 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update 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: 10:15 AM
    Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started between Fraser Range and Balladonia to the north of Eyre Highway. Please note there are multiple hotspots on both sides of the highway.
    • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today 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: 10:08 AM
      Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

        Smoke is impacting Great Central Road.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today 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: 09:47 AM
        Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

        WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following tracks are closed the public:

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

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

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


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update will be provided by 4pm today 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: 09:42 AM
          Date of issue: 19 January 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

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

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following tracks are closed to the public:

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

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

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


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

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

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


          Time of issue: 07:05 PM
          Date of issue: 18 January 2019

          Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley

          As at 18/01/2019 18:49:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning for the Kimberley district has been cancelled.

          The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. A 90 kilometre per hour gust was recorded at Halls Creek at 3:20pm.

          To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


          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

          Bushfire All Clear for north eastern parts of BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern parts of BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY 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: 05:41 PM
          Date of issue: 18 January 2019


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern parts of BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people on or near Old Bunbury Road, South Western Highway and Greenlands Road in BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.

          • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
          • 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 emergency services personnel working in the area.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          No roads are 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 MURRAY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
          • 16 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:33 PM on 18 January 2019.
          • Currently there has been 25 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • Shire of Murray 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 Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

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

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

          Please note changes under Alert Level and Bushfire Behaviour sections


          Time of issue: 05:40 PM
          Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is stationary.

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Park Closure Advice for Serpentine National Park in Metro South East

            Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Serpentine National Park in the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale Content:

            The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
            Time of issue: 04:12 PM
            Date of issue: 18 January 2019

            Park Closure for Serpentine National Park in the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

            The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Park Closure for Serpentine National Park.

            The park will be closed on Sunday 20 January 2019 due to a severe fire danger rating. 

            WHAT TO DO:

            • People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.
            • People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
            • For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:
            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

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

            This is a new alert

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


            Time of issue: 04:05 PM
            Date of issue: 18 January 2019


            Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

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

            Locations which may be affected include Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Mount Barnett.

            This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 18/01/2019 15:44:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed a line of storms near Halls Creek and moving westwards through the inland Kimberley. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Mount Barnett. Storms could cause significant damage to homes and property. A 90 kilometre per hour gust was recorded at Halls Creek at 3:20pm.


            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 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: 03:56 PM
            Date of issue: 18 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • 2 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 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 changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


              Time of issue: 03:53 PM
              Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

              ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

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

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

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

                There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 03:51 PM
                Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

                ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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

                 


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

                 

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

                Please note changes under Extra Information


                Time of issue: 03:49 PM
                Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

                ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

                WHAT TO DO:

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

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  The following tracks are closed the public:

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

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

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


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

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

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

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 03:48 PM
                  Date of issue: 18 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 side of Great Eastern Highway. The fire on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway is contained and controlled.
                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction.

                    • The fire on the northern side of Great Eastern Highway is out of control and unpredictable. The fire on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway is contained and controlled.
                    • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.

                     


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY Content:

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

                    This is a new alert


                    Time of issue: 03:47 PM
                    Date of issue: 18 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Old Bunbury Road, South Western Highway and Greenlands Road in BLYTHEWOOD in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.

                    • 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 OLD BUNBURY RD and BOAR SWAMP ROAD in BLYTHEWOOD.
                    WHAT TO DO:
                    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
                    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
                    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • It is contained and under control.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                    • Old Bunbury Road is partially 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 MURRAY.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 02:33 PM on 18 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 2 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 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: 03:43 PM
                    Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

                    ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

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

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

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                    The following tracks are closed to the public:

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

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

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

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR 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: 03:41 PM
                    Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    An ALL CLEAR 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.

                    • 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 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.
                    No further updates will be issued.


                    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)


                    Time of issue: 03:37 PM
                    Date of issue: 18 January 2019


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

                    ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

                      If driving

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

                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

                      Smoke is impacting Great Central Road.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Some roads may be closed.

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

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END

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

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

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

                      There is no change to the previous alert


                      Time of issue: 03:22 PM
                      Date of issue: 18 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

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