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Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:03 PM
Date of issue: 07 March 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

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

    If driving

    • Be careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

    PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

    For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
    • Shire of DUNDAS is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 04:01 PM
    Date of issue: 07 March 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire is burning north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance).
    • Smoke is likely over the Beaumont area.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.

      • Significant smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance). The smoke may continue for days to come.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads remain closed:
      • Balladonia Rd from Balladonia to Parmango Road
      • Parmango Road from Balladonia Rd to the farmland

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

      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 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
      • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

      Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


      Time of issue: 03:46 PM
      Date of issue: 07 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

        If driving

        • Avoid the fire affected areas if possible.
        • 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.

        • The fire is burning out in pockets within containment lines. 


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The following roads have been closed: 

        • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway

        Be aware of possible smoke over the road on Hyden-Norseman Road.

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

        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
        • Frank Hann National Park 
        For information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
        • Currently there has been 121,510 hectares burnt.
        • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

        Please note Walyunga National Park has been reopened.


        Time of issue: 03:33 PM
        Date of issue: 07 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

        • 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 Walyunga National Park.

        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:

        All roads have now 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 CITY OF SWAN.

         

        RECREATION SITES:

        Walyunga National Park is now open.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
        • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
        • Currently there has been 94 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

        Please note changes under Park and Recreation Area Closures and What Firefighters are Doing sections


        Time of issue: 03:24 PM
        Date of issue: 07 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • 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

        • Avoid all fire affected areas.
        • Be extremely careful if driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


        • The Exchange fire is contained and controlled.
        • The Mount Arid fire is contained and controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        A number of roads are closed:

        • Balladonia Road from Balladonia to Parmango Road
        • Parmango Road from Balladonia Road to the farmland 
        • Thomas River Road
        • Poison Creek Road
        • Baring Road
        • Tagon Road

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

        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

        Closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:

        • Frank Hann National Park
        • Dundas Nature Reserve

         

        The following campsites and day use areas east of Esperance have been reopened:

        • Alexander Bay (A Bay Campsite)
        • Membinup Beach
        • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area

         

        For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


        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 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
        • Currently there has been 140,681 hectares burnt.
        • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

        Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

        Please note Marble Bar Road has reopened

        Time of issue: 02:32 PM
        Date of issue: 07 March 2019

        A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Smoke from bushfire actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds along Marble Bar Road and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later in the week.

        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:

        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.

        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.

        END

        Bushfire All Clear for the southern part of MYRUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of MYRUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


        Time of issue: 12:01 PM
        Date of issue: 07 March 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of MYRUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along or near the intersection of Fisheries Road and Merivale Road in MYRUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • The bushfire that was burning in Myrup 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 emergency services personnel working in the area.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:00 AM on 7 March 2019.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        No further updates will be issued.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 11:18 AM
        Date of issue: 07 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Fisheries Road to the north, Cape Arid National Park to the east, the coast to the south, and Daniels Road to the west, including all coastal campsites in the Alexander Bay and Alexander River areas and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • 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

        • Avoid all fire affected areas.
        • Be extremely careful if driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


        • The Exchange fire is contained and controlled.
        • The Mount Arid fire is contained and 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:

        A number of roads are closed:
        • Balladonia Rd from Balladonia to Parmango Road
        • Parmango Road from Balladonia Rd to the farmland 
        • Thomas River Road
        • Poison Creek Road
        • Baring Road
        • Tagon 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 Shire of Esperance.

        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

        The following nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 

        • Alexander Bay (A Bay Campsite)
        • Membinup Beach

        Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:

        • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
        • Frank Hann National Park
        • Dundas Nature Reserve

        For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 

         


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, and Aerial support is assisting ground crew when required.

        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 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
        • Currently there has been 140,681 hectares burnt.
        • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

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


        Time of issue: 10:59 AM
        Date of issue: 07 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

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

          If driving

          • Be careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

          PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

          For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of DUNDAS 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 Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 10:57 AM
          Date of issue: 07 March 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire is burning north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance).
          • Smoke is likely over the Beaumont area.
          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained and under control.

            • Significant smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance). The smoke may continue for days to come.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            The following roads remain closed:
            • Balladonia Rd from Balladonia to Parmango Road
            • Parmango Road from Balladonia Rd to the farmland

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

            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 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
            • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • DFES is managing the fire.

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA in Pilbara

            Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

            Please note changes to Road Closures

            Time of issue: 10:53 AM
            Date of issue: 07 March 2019

            A Smoke Alert has been issued for Marble Bar Road north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road between the Opthalmia Dam turnoff and Kalgan's Pool turnoff, north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA. Smoke from bushfire actvities over the last few days has been carried by prevailing winds along Marble Bar Road and surrounding areas. The smoke is expected to clear later in the week.

            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:

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

            • Marble Bar Road is closed both directions approximately 16 kilometres north of Newman

            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.

            END

            Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 10:30 AM
            Date of issue: 07 March 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

              If driving

              • Avoid the fire affected areas if possible.
              • 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.

              • The fire is burning out in pockets within containment lines. 


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              The following roads have been closed: 

              • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway

              Be aware of possible smoke over the road on Hyden-Norseman Road.

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

              PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
               For information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 

               


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the fire and inspecting roads.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
              • Currently there has been 121,510 hectares burnt.
              • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • DFES is managing the fire.

              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END

              Bushfire Advice for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

              Please note changes to the number of firefighters


              Time of issue: 10:18 AM
              Date of issue: 07 March 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for southern BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, north western parts of GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of SMITH ROAD in BULLSBROOK including SHADY HILLS ESTATE, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O'BRIEN ROAD and the AVON RIVER in GIDGEGANNUP and north western parts of WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK in the CITY OF SWAN.

              • 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 Walyunga National Park.

              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:

              All roads have now 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 CITY OF SWAN.

               

              RECREATION SITES:

              The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed.

              For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au 


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
              • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
              • Currently there has been 94 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for southern part of MYRUP in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of MYRUP in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


              Time of issue: 09:22 AM
              Date of issue: 07 March 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of MYRUP in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along or near the intersection of Fisheries Road and Merivale Road in MYRUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                If driving

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


                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 ESPERANCE.


                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 09:00 AM on 7 March 2019.
                • DFES is managing the fire.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

                Please note changes under road closures


                Time of issue: 07:27 PM
                Date of issue: 06 March 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire is burning north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance).
                • Smoke is likely over the Beaumont area.
                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • It is contained and under control.

                  • Significant smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance). The smoke may continue for days to come.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  The following roads remain closed:
                  • Balladonia Rd from Balladonia to Parmango Road
                  • Parmango Road from Balladonia Rd to the farmland

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

                  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 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
                  • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                  Please note changes under road closures.


                  Time of issue: 07:21 PM
                  Date of issue: 06 March 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Fisheries Road to the north, Cape Arid National Park to the east, the coast to the south, and Daniels Road to the west, including all coastal campsites in the Alexander Bay and Alexander River areas and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  WHAT TO DO:
                  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                  • 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

                  • Avoid all fire affected areas.
                  • Be extremely careful if driving through the area.
                  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


                  • The Exchange fire is contained and controlled.
                  • The Mount Arid fire is contained and 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:

                  A number of roads are closed:
                  • Balladonia Rd from Balladonia to Parmango Road
                  • Parmango Road from Balladonia Rd to the farmland 
                  • Thomas River Road
                  • Poison Creek Road
                  • Baring Road
                  • Tagon 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 Shire of Esperance.

                  PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

                  The following nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 

                  • Alexander Bay (A Bay Campsite)
                  • Membinup Beach

                  Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:

                  • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
                  • Frank Hann National Park
                  • Dundas Nature Reserve

                  For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 

                   


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, and Aerial support is assisting ground crew when required.

                  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 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 140,681 hectares burnt.
                  • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • DFES is managing the fire.

                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                  Please note changes under road closures.


                  Time of issue: 07:16 PM
                  Date of issue: 06 March 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the north eastern parts of NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                    If driving

                    • Avoid the fire affected areas if possible.
                    • 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.

                    • The fire is burning out in pockets within containment lines. 


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    The following roads have been closed: 

                    • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway

                    Be aware of possible smoke over the road on Hyden-Norseman Road.

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

                    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
                     For information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ The information centre at Esperance Civic Centre has been closed. 

                     


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the fire and inspecting roads.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 01:59 PM on 20 February 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 121,510 hectares burnt.
                    • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.

                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                    There is no change to the previous alert


                    Time of issue: 04:12 PM
                    Date of issue: 06 March 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                    • The fire is burning between Hyden-Norseman Road and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
                    WHAT TO DO:

                      If driving

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

                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed.

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

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

                      PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

                      For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 8,000 hectares burnt.
                      • Shire of DUNDAS is managing the fire.

                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END

                      Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

                      There is no change to the previous alert


                      Time of issue: 03:55 PM
                      Date of issue: 06 March 2019


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Parmango Road and Heywood Road in BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                      • The fire is burning north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance).
                      • Smoke is likely over the Beaumont area.
                      WHAT TO DO:

                        If driving

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

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                        • It is contained and under control.

                        • Significant smoke may be visible north of the Beaumont area (approximately 100 kilometres south of Fraser Range Station and 150 kilometres north east of Esperance). The smoke may continue for days to come.


                        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                        Some roads may be closed for further safety inspection including:

                        • Balladonia Road
                        • Gora Road
                        • Parmango Road

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


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

                        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 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
                        • Currently there has been 149,572 hectares burnt.
                        • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
                        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                        • DFES is managing the fire.

                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                        END

                        Bushfire Advice for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                        There is no change to the previous alert


                        Time of issue: 03:53 PM
                        Date of issue: 06 March 2019


                        Bushfire ADVICE for HOWICK, the southern part of BOYATUP, and the south western part of CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Fisheries Road to the north, Cape Arid National Park to the east, the coast to the south, and Daniels Road to the west, including all coastal campsites in the Alexander Bay and Alexander River areas and surrounding areas in parts of HOWICK, BOYATUP and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE of ESPERANCE.

                        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                        WHAT TO DO:
                        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                        • 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

                        • Avoid all fire affected areas.
                        • Be extremely careful if driving through the area.
                        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
                        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


                        • The Exchange fire is contained and controlled.
                        • The Mount Arid fire is contained and 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:

                        • Thomas River Road
                        • Poison Creek Road
                        • Baring Road
                        • Tagon 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 Shire of Esperance.

                        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

                        The following nature based campsites east of Esperance have been closed. These include: 

                        • Alexander Bay (A Bay Campsite)
                        • Membinup Beach

                        Other closures in the Shire of Esperance and Shire of Dundas include:

                        • Hellfire Bay Day Use Area
                        • Frank Hann National Park
                        • Dundas Nature Reserve

                        For more information on park closures please visit https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 

                         


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, and Aerial support is assisting ground crew when required.

                        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 06:46 AM on 1 March 2019.
                        • Currently there has been 140,681 hectares burnt.
                        • ABC local frequencies that can be heard in the Esperance area and surrounds: 837 AM (Esperance), 105.3 FM (Hopetoun), 105.9 FM (Ravensthorpe).
                        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                        • DFES is managing the fire.

                        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                        END

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