EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 09:44 AM
Date of issue: 17 April 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Neale Junction Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Anne Beadell Highway in Neale Junction Nature Reserve 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 started near ANNE BEADELL HWY

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.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:04 AM on 17 April 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • 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 All Clear for the south western part of Mirima National Park in Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the south western part of Mirima National Park in Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


    Time of issue: 10:20 AM
    Date of issue: 15 April 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the south western part of Mirima National Park in Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hidden Valley Road, Barringtonia Avenue and Weaber Plain Road in the south western part of Mirima National Park in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • The bushfire that was burning in Mirima National Park 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:

    All roads have 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


    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:

    • Currently there has been 5 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 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.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


    Time of issue: 09:12 AM
    Date of issue: 15 April 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
    • 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:

    No roads are closed.

    The following site has re-opened:

    • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

    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 RAVENSTHORPE.


    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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
    • Currently there has been 2000 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.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 03:34 PM
    Date of issue: 14 April 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

    • 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 in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE

    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 controlled but not contained.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      No roads are closed.

      The following site has re-opened:

      • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

      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 RAVENSTHORPE.


      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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
      • Currently there has been 2000 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

      Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on or near Victoria Highway near Weaber Plains Road in Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley in Kimberley

      Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on or near Victoria Highway near Weaber Plains Road in Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Content:

      The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

      Time of issue: 01:46 PM
      Date of issue: 14 April 2019

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on or near Victoria Highway near Weaber Plains Road in Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

      A Smoke Alert has been issued for people on or near Victoria Highway near Weaber Plains Road in KUNUNURRA and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM EAST KIMBERLEY.  Smoke from a bushfire in the area has been carried by prevailing winds.  The smoke is expected to clear in the next few days.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      ROAD CLOSURES:
      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.

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

      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south western part of Mirima National Park in Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south western part of Mirima National Park in Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

      The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


      Time of issue: 12:33 PM
      Date of issue: 14 April 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south western part of Mirima National Park in Kununurra in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hidden Valley Road, Barringtonia Avenue and Weaber Plain Road in the south western part of Mirima National Park in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

      • 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 Hidden Valley Road in Mirima National Park in Kununurra

      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 not contained and not controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        The following road has been closed:

        • Hidden Valley Road

        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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


        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:

        • Currently there has been 5 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 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 southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 08:42 AM
        Date of issue: 14 April 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE

        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 controlled but not contained.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          No roads are closed.

          The following site has re-opened:

          • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

          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 RAVENSTHORPE.


          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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
          • Currently there has been 2000 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 Great Southern

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

          Please note changes throughout.

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


          Time of issue: 10:58 PM
          Date of issue: 13 April 2019

          Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Great Southern

          As at 13/04/2019 22:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning for South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts has been cancelled.

          Thunderstorms are continuing through the South West Land Division however are no longer expected to be severe.

          To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


          WEATHER DETAILS:

          At 13/04/2019 22:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


          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 Great Southern

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

          Please note changes to locations affected and under Weather Details.

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


          Time of issue: 09:50 PM
          Date of issue: 13 April 2019


          Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern

          If you live in South Coastal, South East Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

          Locations which may be affected include Bremer Bay, Hopetoun, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Lake King and Ravensthorpe.

          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 13/04/2019 21:22:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a trough extends from the Gascoyne to the south coast with thunderstorm activity occurring through northern and eastern parts of the South West Land Division. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Gnowangerup recorded a wind gust of 102 kilometres per hour at 6:25pm.


          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 Great Southern

          Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern 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: 07:33 PM
          Date of issue: 13 April 2019


          Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Great Southern

          If you live in South Coastal and Great Southern districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.

          Locations which may be affected include Gnowangerup, Jerramungup and Lake Grace.

          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 13/04/2019 18:45:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised there are severe thunderstorms east of Katanning moving to the southeast. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Gnowangerup recorded a wind gust of 102 km/h at 6:25pm AWST.


          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 issued if further information becomes available.


          END

          Bushfire All Clear for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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


          Time of issue: 03:36 PM
          Date of issue: 13 April 2019


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Great Eastern Highway between Coates Road and Hawke Avenue in WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

          • 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.

          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 NORTHAM.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:36 AM on 13 April 2019.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Shire of Northam 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 southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 02:33 PM
          Date of issue: 13 April 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

          • 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 in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE

          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 controlled but not contained.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            No roads are closed.

            The following site has re-opened:

            • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

            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 RAVENSTHORPE.


            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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
            • Currently there has been 2000 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 parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

            Please note changes throughout


            Time of issue: 10:44 AM
            Date of issue: 13 April 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Eastern Highway between Coates Road and Hawke Avenue in WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

            • 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 the intersection of COATES RD and GREAT EASTERN HWY in WUNDOWIE.
            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.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:36 AM on 13 April 2019.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
            • Shire of Northam 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 All Clear for the southern part of LEEUWIN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of LEEUWIN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

            The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


            Time of issue: 09:22 AM
            Date of issue: 13 April 2019


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of LEEUWIN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

            • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
            • 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.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained and under control.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            No roads are closed.

            The following site and road have reopened:

            • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
            • Leeuwin Drive from the corner of Scenic Drive to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

             

            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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


            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 PM on 11 April 2019.
            • Currently there has been 15 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • 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.
            No further updates will be issued.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 09:12 AM
            Date of issue: 13 April 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

            • 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 in the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE

            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 controlled but not contained.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              No roads are closed.

              The following site has re-opened:

              • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

              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 RAVENSTHORPE.


              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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
              • Currently there has been 2000 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 parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

              Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


              Time of issue: 04:57 AM
              Date of issue: 13 April 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Eastern Highway between Coates Road and Hawke Avenue in WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

              • 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 the intersection of COATES RD and GREAT EASTERN HWY in WUNDOWIE.
              • It is burning on the northern side of Great Eastern Highway, east of Hyde Drive.
              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.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:36 AM on 13 April 2019.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
              • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

              This is a new alert


              Time of issue: 03:11 AM
              Date of issue: 13 April 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Eastern Highway between Coates Road and Hawke Avenue in WUNDOWIE in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

              • 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 COATES RD and GREAT EASTERN HWY in WUNDOWIE.
              • It is burning on the northern side of Great Eastern Highway, east of Hyde Drive. Smoke is affecting the highway.
              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 controlled but not contained.

              • It is moving in a south westerly direction at less than one kilometre per hour.


              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 NORTHAM.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, working to contain the fire.
              • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:36 AM on 13 April 2019.
              • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for the southern part of LEEUWIN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of LEEUWIN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER 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 Bushfire Behaviour


              Time of issue: 03:12 PM
              Date of issue: 12 April 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for the southern part of LEEUWIN in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

              • 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 CAPE LEEUWIN LIGHTHOUSE

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • The bushfire is stationary.
                • It is contained but not controlled.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                Please note the following site and access road is closed:

                • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
                • Leeuwin Drive from the corner of Scenic Drive to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

                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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


                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 PM on 11 April 2019.
                • Currently there has been 15 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • 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 southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 03:00 PM
                Date of issue: 12 April 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

                • 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 the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is stationary.
                  • It is controlled but not contained.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  No roads are closed.

                  The following site has re-opened:

                  • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

                  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 RAVENSTHORPE.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


                  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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 2000 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 southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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 Road Closures


                  Time of issue: 09:05 AM
                  Date of issue: 12 April 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Moir Road in the southern part of RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

                  • 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 the vicinity of Moir Road in RAVENSTHORPE

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is stationary.
                    • It is controlled but not contained.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    No roads are closed.

                    The following site has re-opened:

                    • Fitzgerald River National Park north of the Hamersley Inlet Road. 

                    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 RAVENSTHORPE.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


                    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 09:27 AM on 1 April 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 2000 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

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