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Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note change under extra information.


Time of issue: 09:24 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews are actively backburning from Great Northern Highway.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 500,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the 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: 07:33 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews are actively backburning from Great Northern Highway.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the 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: 05:54 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews are actively backburning from Great Northern Highway.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the 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: 03:55 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews are actively backburning from Great Northern Highway.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the 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: 01:55 AM
Date of issue: 17 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction.
  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews will be actively backburning from Great Northern Highway this evening.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the 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: 11:56 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction.
  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews will be actively backburning from Great Northern Highway this evening.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the 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: 09:57 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction.
  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews will be actively backburning from Great Northern Highway this evening.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the 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: 07:56 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction.
  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews will be actively backburning from Great Northern Highway this evening.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


Time of issue: 06:09 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2018


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction.
  • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
  • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
  • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
    • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
    • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
    • Crews will be actively backburning from Great Northern Highway this evening.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END 

Bushfire Advice for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 04:16 PM
Date of issue: 16 October 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell 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.
    • 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 unpredictable.
    • The fire is travelling in a northerly direction.


    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 Laverton.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018.
    • 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 suburbs west of Gnangara Pine Plantation in Perth Metropolitan

    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for suburbs west of Gnangara Pine Plantation in the City of Wanneroo Content:

    Time of issue:04:12 PM
    Date of issue: 16 October 2018

    Smoke Alert for suburbs west of Gnangara Pine Plantation in the City of Wanneroo

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Mariginiup, Tapping, Ashby, Sinagra, Wanneroo, Jandabup, Gnangara and surrounding roads.

    The smoke is the result of a DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn in Gnangara Pine Plantation. The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow morning.

    WHAT TO DO:  

    If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

    Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

    People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

    People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

    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.

    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME 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


    Time of issue: 04:07 PM
    Date of issue: 16 October 2018


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction.
    • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
    • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.
    • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
    • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 10 kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.
    • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
    • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.
      • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.
      • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.
      • Crews will be actively backburning from Great Northern Highway this evening.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 400,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for people travelling on Kalumburu Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Kalumburu Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:29 PM
    Date of issue: 16 October 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Kalumburu Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between Theda Station Access Road and Mitchell Plateau Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
      Some roads may be closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are continuing to liaise with pastoralists. They have completed backburning.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:52 AM on 13 October 2018.
      • 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 people travelling on Great Northern Highway in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in MOUNT HARDMAN in the 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: 03:24 PM
      Date of issue: 16 October 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, between Ellendale Station Access Road and Fairfield-Leopold Downs Road, in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and QUANBUN DOWNS ROAD in MOUNT HARDMAN.
      • The fire is burning approximately 70 kilometres west of Fitzroy Crossing and is impacting the 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.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
        • Local pastoralists are attending to the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:43 PM on 13 October 2018 and currently there has been 23,000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for 15km east-north-east of Denmark in the CITY OF ALBANY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 15km east-north-east of Denmark in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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


        Time of issue: 03:02 PM 
        Date of issue: 16 October 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for 15km east-north-east of Denmark in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Redmond West Road and Hunwick Road in the City of Albany.

        • 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 last week near Hunwick Road.
        • Crews are taking advantage of favourable conditions to burn out pockets and secure the fire boundary to make the area safe.

        WHAT TO DO: 

          If driving

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are burning out pockets and securing boundaries.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:02 PM on 10 October 2018 and currently there has been 120 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins. 
          More information will be released when known unless the situation changes.


          Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrouding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrouding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

          Please note changes under What To Do and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


          Time of issue: 02:08 PM
          Date of issue: 16 October 2018


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrouding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME..

          • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction..
          • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
          • The fire started near the intersection of DAMPIER DOWNS RD in GINGERAH.
          • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway. People at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach are to leave via Great Northen Highway in a northerly direction to Broome or southerly direction to Port Hedland.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.
          • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 10 kilometres per hour.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1 kilometre metres ahead of the fire.
          • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatening by fire.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse
          • Dampier Downs 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 Broome.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 200,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Watch and Act for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrouding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrouding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

          Please note changes throughout alert


          Time of issue: 12:01 PM
          Date of issue: 16 October 2018


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach and surrouding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach in the area bordering Roebuck Plains Station and Shamrock Station in the SHIRE OF BROOME..

          • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire is now travelling fast in a westerly direction..
          • 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 – act immediately, do not wait and see.
          • The fire started near the intersection of DAMPIER DOWNS RD in GINGERAH.
          • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway. People at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach are to leave via Great Northen Highway in a northerly direction to Broome or southerly direction to Port Hedland.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave 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.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 10 kilometres per hour.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1 kilometre metres ahead of the fire.
          • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatening by fire.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhoue (from 2pm)
          • Dampier Downs Road (now 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 or Shire of Derby-West Kimberley


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 200,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in MOUNT HARDMAN in the 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: 11:00 AM
          Date of issue: 16 October 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, between Ellendale Station Access Road and Fairfield-Leopold Downs Road, in MOUNT HARDMAN in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near the intersection of GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY and QUANBUN DOWNS ROAD in MOUNT HARDMAN.
          • The fire is burning approximately 70 kilometres west of Fitzroy Crossing and is impacting the 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.
            • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
            • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
            Some roads may be closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
            • Local pastoralists are attending to the fire.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:43 PM on 13 October 2018 and currently there has been 23,000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for people travelling on Kalumburu Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Kalumburu Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 11:00 AM
            Date of issue: 16 October 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for people travelling on Kalumburu Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between Theda Station Access Road and Mitchell Plateau Road in KALUMBURU in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
              Some roads may be closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are continuing to liaise with pastoralists. They have completed backburning.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 10:52 AM on 13 October 2018.
              • 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 west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 10:05 AM
              Date of issue: 16 October 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway, approximately 10 kilometres west of Ilkurlka Roadhouse in BEADELL in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire is burning on both sides of Anne Beadell 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.
                • 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 unpredictable.
                • The fire is travelling in a northerly direction.


                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 Laverton.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 08:10 AM on 15 October 2018.
                • 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.


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