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Bushfire Advice for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

Please note this alert has been downgraded


Time of issue: 04:52 PM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to rainfall in the area.
  • 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 southerly direction.
    • It is not contained.

    SAFER PLACE:

    An evacuation centre has been set up at the Geographe Leisure Centre (Corner Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane, West Busselton).​


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads are closed:

    • Cundinup West Road and Cundinup South Road
    • Vasse Highway between Sues Road and Cundinup South Road
    • Mowen Road between Sues Road and Vasse Highway
    • Sues Road between Mowen Road and Brockman Highway

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

    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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.

    RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

    The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel Road.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES, Forest Products Commission and volunteer bushfire brigades firefighters are attending.

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been 30 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 22 May 2019.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West Content:

    Please note changes under weather details section

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


    Time of issue: 04:36 PM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West

    If you live in parts of the South West district you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

    Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES advises you to:

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

    • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 06/06/2019 10:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a vigorous cold front is approaching the southwest of the State, arriving at the Capes around midnight Thursday night and extend east across the South West Land Division during Friday. Strong northerly winds are expected ahead of the front, easing after the front moves through. Northerly winds ahead of the approaching cold front are currently reaching 50 to 60 kilometres per hour over the South West District, with DAMAGING GUSTS to 100 kilometres per hour at times possible about coastal parts between Bunbury and Cape Leeuwin. Winds are expected to ease by early Friday morning as the front begins to move inland. DAMAGING SURF conditions are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION between Bunbury and Cape Leeuwin. Tides between Geraldton and Albany are expected to remain higher than normal this evening and on Friday morning, but they are no longer expected to exceed the normal high tide mark. Heavy rainfall is expected with the passage of the front overnight Thursday and continuing into Friday. Falls between 30 and 50 millimetres along the west coast with isolated heavier falls possible extending up the west coast to Carnarvon. This front is the first in a series of significant fronts expected to affect the southwest of the State and brings to an end an extended dry period through much of the South West Land Division. Further fronts are expected over the weekend and into early next week. The winds ahead of this front are expected to be windier than a typical front. The fronts on Saturday and Sunday are also expected to be windier than a typical front and it is likely that Severe Weather Warnings will be issued for these events.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been 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 people in the vicinity of Sues Bridge and Baudin Plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Sues Bridge and Baudin Plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

    Please note this fire is now being managed by DFES


    Time of issue: 04:35 PM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Sues Bridge and Baudin Plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people in the vicinity of Sues Bridge and Baudin Plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

    • 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 MARGARET RD and LAWSON RD in BAUDIN.
    • It is burning in a southerly direction.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
      • It is not contained.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following roads are closed:

      • Cundinup West Road and Cundinup South Road
      • Vasse Highway between Sues Road and Cundinup South Road
      • Mowen Road between Sues Road and Vasse Highway
      • Sues Road between Mowen Road and Brockman Highway

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

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

      RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

      Sues Bridge Campground is closed.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 04:06 AM on 6 June 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns.
      • 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 people south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people in the vicinity of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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

      The alert level has been downgraded due to rainfall in the area


      Time of issue: 04:30 PM
      Date of issue: 06 June 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people in the vicinity of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the area bounded by St Johns, Regalia, Baker and Jarrah Log Roads to the west, Smith and Cundinup South Roads to the east, Ashcroft and Formations Roads to the north, and Tycoon Road to the south, near the JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
      • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


      Bushfire ADVICE for people south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

      • 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 JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD.
      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 southerly direction.
        • It is not contained.

        SAFER PLACE:

        An evacuation centre has been opened at the Geographe Leisure Centre

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Geographe Leisure Centre.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        Nannup townsite cannot be accessed from the north.

        The following road has been closed:

        • Cundinup West Road and Cundinup South Road
        • Vasse Highway between Sues Road and Nannup Townsite
        • Mowen Road between Sues Road and Vasse Highway
        • Sues Road between Mowen Road and Brockman Highway

        The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel 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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES, Forest Products Commission and volunteer bushfire brigade firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
        • Currently there has been 1900 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 21 May 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.
        Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


        END

        Hazmat General Warning for KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT

        Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Structure Fire in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT Content:

        This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


        Please note changes under Road Closures


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

        Time of issue: 03:56 PM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2019

        Structure Fire in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT.

        There is a factory fire on the corner of Norlin Street and Glassford Road in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT.

        A structure fire in a factory is resulting in potentially dangerous smoke which is travelling in a south easterly direction.

        People in an area bounded by Glassford Road, Norlin Street, Miles Road and Hazelhurst Street may be impacted by smoke or fumes.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
        • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
        • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Glassford Road
        • Norlin Street
        • Kewdale Road between Miles Road and Tonkin Highway
        • Abernethy Road between Leach Highway and Casella Place
        • Hazelhurst Road
        • The intersection of Sheffield Road and Kurnall Road

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

        Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au 

        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • 30 career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • ChemCentre and the Department of Water and Environmental and Regulation Pollution Response Unit are providing technical support to DFES.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The cause of the incident is unknown


        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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins. 
        Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Watch and Act for BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

        The Kwinana Freeway is still CLOSED between Mundijong Road and Karnup Road. Crews are currently working to open the Freeway northbound.


        Time of issue: 03:45 PM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mundijong Road, St Albans Road, Bertenshaw Road, Doghill Road, Powell Road, Serpentine Road and Baldivis Road in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the threat has eased..
        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is in the area and conditions are changing.
        • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

        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.
        A number of roads have been closed including:

        • Kwinana Freeway between Mundijong Road and Karnup Road
          Crews are currently working to open the Kwinana Freeway northbound. Southbound will remain closed for the coming hours. 

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
        • 115 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
        • Firefighters have worked hard to save a number of homes in the area.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019.
        • Currently there has been 111 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire All Clear for western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

        Please note Alert Level has been downgraded to an All Clear


        Time of issue: 03:36 PM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Caves Road, Forest Grove Road, Harrison Road and Calgardup Road in FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

        • The bushfire has been contained and is under control.
        • 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:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:22 AM on 6 June 2019.
        • Currently there has been 6 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 DERBY in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of DERBY in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:30 PM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of DERBY in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Derby Highway, near Worsley Road, Derby.

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

        • The fire is contained on the northern boundary; the southern boundary is not contained.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:07 PM on 1 June 2019.
        • Currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for Broome Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 03:26 PM
        Date of issue: 06 June 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Broome Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the intersection of Broome Road and Crab Creek Road in the north western part of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME.

        • 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 BROOME ROAD and KANAGAE DRIVE in ROEBUCK.
        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained within firebreaks.


          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 BROOME.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:59 PM on 28 May 2019.
          • Currently there has been 2800 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • Pastoralists 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 people on or near Mooney Valley Place in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people on or near Mooney Valley Place in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK Content:

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

          Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information sections


          Time of issue: 03:04 PM
          Date of issue: 06 June 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for people on or near Mooney Valley Place in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Mooney Valley Place north of Lights Road in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK.

          • 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 on MOONEY VALLEY PLACE in OCEAN BEACH.
          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.

          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 DENMARK.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:17 PM on 5 June 2019.
          • Currently there has been one hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • Shire of Denmark 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 Watch and Act for south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for JARRAHWOOD townsite and surrounds in the CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert

          This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


          Time of issue: 03:03 PM
          Date of issue: 06 June 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for JARRAHWOOD townsite and surrounds in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in JARRAHWOOD townsite and surrounds in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • Homes are under threat by fire now.
          • The fire started near the intersection of JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD.
          WHAT TO DO:

           

          • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
          • You need to shelter in your home.
          • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
          • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
          • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
          • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
          • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of JARRAHWOOD townsite between Jarrahwood Road and Jarrah Log Road in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:

          An evacuation centre has been opened at the Geographe Leisure Centre

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Geographe Leisure Centre.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
          • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
          • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


          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:

          • Vasse Highway between Cundinup West Road and Petryl Road
          • Jarrahwood Road between Ashcroft Road and Vasse Highway

          The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel 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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and undertaking asset protection.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES, Forest Products Commission and volunteer bushfire brigade firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
          • Currently there has been 320 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 21 May 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.
          Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the northern part of BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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

          Please note changes to What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information sections


          Time of issue: 02:52 PM
          Date of issue: 06 June 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of Beelerup Road and east of Meotti Road in BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

          • 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 BEELERUP ROAD and BANGADANG ROAD in BEELERUP.
          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:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • Three Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 07:03 PM on 5 June 2019.
          • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup 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 Treeton and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


          Time of issue: 02:39 PM
          Date of issue: 06 June 2019


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to rainfall in the area and effective suppression actions.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is still approaching in the area.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Vasse Plantation.
          • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Osmington Road and Mowen Road.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for Treeton and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people Treeton and surrounds 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.
          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 southerly direction.
            • It is not contained.

            SAFER PLACE:

            An evacuation centre has been set up at the Geographe Leisure Centre (Corner Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane, West Busselton).

            • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
            • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

            PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

            • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
            • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
            • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


            SAFEST ROUTE:
            People should leave the area in a westerly direction towards Margaret River..


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
            • Vasse Highway is closed between Sues Road and Nannup townsite.
            • Mowen Road has been closed from Sues Road to Jalbaragup Road.
            • Multiple forest tracks are closed.

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

            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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.

            RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

            The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel Road.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES, Forest Products Commission and volunteer bushfire brigades firefighters are attending.

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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 6 June 2019.
            • Currently there has been 30 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 22 May 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.
            Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

            Please note Alert Level has been downgraded to a Bushfire Advice


            Time of issue: 02:27 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Caves Road, Forest Grove Road, Harrison Road and Calgardup Road in FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER..

            • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as weather conditions have improved.
            • 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 CALGARDUP RD in FOREST GROVE.
            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:

            • The bushfire is stationary.
            • It is uncontrolled and uncontainted.


            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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 09:22 AM on 6 June 2019.
            • Currently there has been 6 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is accidental.
            • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 Watch and Act for BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

            Please note the alert has been downgraded. The Kwinana Freeway is CLOSED between Mundijong Road and Karnup Road. The Freeway will remain closed for most of the afternoon.


            Time of issue: 02:05 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mundijong Road, St Albans Road, Bertenshaw Road, Doghill Road, Powell Road, Serpentine Road and Baldivis Road in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

            • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the threat has eased..
            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is in the area and conditions are changing.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
            • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
            • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
            • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            • Kwinana Freeway between Mundijong Road and Karnup 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 by contacting the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
            • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
            • Firefighters have worked hard to save a number of homes in the area.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019.
            • Currently there has been 111 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
            Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Watch and Act for south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for JARRAHWOOD townsite and surrounds in the CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert

            This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


            Time of issue: 01:55 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019


            Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for JARRAHWOOD townsite and surrounds in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in JARRAHWOOD townsite and surrounds in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

            • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
            • Homes are under threat by fire now.
            • The fire started near the intersection of JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD.
            WHAT TO DO:

             

            • It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
            • You need to shelter in your home.
            • Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
            • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
            • You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
            • Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
            • If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
            • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of JARRAHWOOD townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of JARRAHWOOD townsite between Jarrahwood Road and Jarrah Log Road in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
            • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
            • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
            • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.
            • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

            SAFER PLACE:

            An evacuation centre has been opened at the Geographe Leisure Centre

            • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
            • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Geographe Leisure Centre.
            • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

            PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

            • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
            • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
            • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


            SAFEST ROUTE:
            Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


            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:

            • Vasse Highway between Cundinup West Road and Petryl Road
            • Jarrahwood Road between Ashcroft Road and Vasse Highway

            The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel 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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and undertaking asset protection.
            • Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
            • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
            • Currently there has been 320 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 21 May 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.
            Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


            END

            Hazmat General Warning for KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT

            Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Structure Fire in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT. Content:

            This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


            Please note changes under Road Closure and wind direction sections


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

            Time of issue: 01:45 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019

            Structure Fire in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT.

            There is a factory fire on the corner of Norlin Street and Glassford Road in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT.

            A structure fire in a factory is resulting in potentially dangerous smoke which is travelling in a south easterly direction.

            People in an area bounded by Glassford Road, Norlin Street, Miles Road and Hazelhurst Street may be impacted by smoke or fumes.

            WHAT TO DO:

            • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
            • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
            • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            • Glassford Road
            • Norlin Street
            • Kewdale Road between Abernethy Road and Tonkin Highway
            • Abernethy Road between Kewdale Road and Hazelhurst Road
            • Hazelhurst Road

            Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

            Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au 

            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • 30 career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • ChemCentre and the Department of Water and Environmental and Regulation Pollution Response Unit are providing technical support to DFES.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The cause of the incident is unknown


            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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins. 
            Updates will be provided when the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Emergency Warning for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER and CITY OF BUSSELTON

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER and CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

            Please note DFES is now managing this fire.

            This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


            Time of issue: 01:39 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019


            Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER and CITY OF BUSSELTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER and CITY OF BUSSELTON.

            • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
            • The fire started near Canebrake Road in Vasse Plantation.
            • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Osmington Road and Mowen Road.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
            • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
            • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
            • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
            • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
            • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

            SAFER PLACE:

            An evacuation centre has been set up at the Geographe Leisure Centre (Corner Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane, West Busselton).

            • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
            • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

            PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

            • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
            • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
            • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


            SAFEST ROUTE:
            People should leave the area in a westerly direction towards Margaret River..


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
            • Vasse Highway is closed between Sues Road and Nannup townsite.
            • Mowen Road has been closed from Sues Road to Jalbaragup Road.
            • Multiple forest tracks are closed.

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

            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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.

            RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

            The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel Road.


            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:

            • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 6 June 2019.
            • Currently there has been 30 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 22 May 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.
            Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


            END

            Hazmat General Warning for KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT

            Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Structure Fire in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT Content:

            This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.



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

            Time of issue: 12:30 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019

            Structure Fire in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT.

            There is a factory fire on the corner of Norlin Street and Glassford Road in KEWDALE in the CITY OF BELMONT

            A structure fire in a factory is resulting in potentially dangerous smoke in the area.

            People in an area bounded by Glassford Road, Norlin Street, Miles Road and Hazelhurst Street may be impacted by smoke or fumes.

            WHAT TO DO:

            • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
            • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
            • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            • Glassford Road, Kewdale

            Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.

            Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR Shire of (Name).

            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • 30 career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • ChemCentre and the Department of Environment and Regulation Pollution Response Unit are providing technical support to DFES.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The cause of the incident is unknown


            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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins. 
            Updates will be issued if further information becomes available.


            END

            Bushfire Watch and Act for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

            Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


            Time of issue: 12:27 PM
            Date of issue: 06 June 2019


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Caves Road, Forest Grove Road, Harrison Road and Calgadup Road in FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
            • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
            • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
            • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
            • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is stationary.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 09:22 AM on 6 June 2019.
            • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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.
            Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


            END

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