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Bushfire Advice for western part of STURT CREEK in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:48pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STURT CREEK in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

Please note changes to Park Closures section


Time of issue: 03:48 PM
Date of issue: 01 November 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STURT CREEK in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Tanami Road, west of Sturt Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of TANAMI RD and CARRANYA RD in STURT CREEK.

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.


    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 HALLS CREEK.

    PARK CLOSURES:

    The Wolfe Creek Crater National Park has been reopened. 


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 27 October 2017.
    • 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 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:41pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 03:41 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Landrigan Creek and Margaret River, approximately 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

    • 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 Mary Creek in MUELLER RANGES.
    • The fire is approximately 200 kilometres from both Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

    Be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    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 Halls Creek.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • Pastoralists are actively fighting the fire.
      • Kimberley Land Council rangers are also on site.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:06 AM on 30 October 2017.
    • 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 

    Smoke Alert Advice for central and southern suburbs, including Mandurah in Perth Metropolitan

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:23pm
    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for central and southern suburbs, including Mandurah in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

    Time of issue:03:23 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017

    Smoke Alert for central and southern suburbs, including Mandurah in the Perth metropolitan area

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for central and southern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area, including Mandurah.

    The smoke is the result of a prescribed burns being carried out today in the Perth Hills.

    The smoke is expected to clear by morning tomorrow.

     

    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.

    No further updates will be provided.

    END 

    Bushfire Advice for the Kiwirrkurra Community in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:47pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Kiwirrkurra Community in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara Content:

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

    Please note the Alert Level has been upgraded to an Advice


    Time of issue: 02:47 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for the Kiwirrkurra Community in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Kiwirrkurra Community and travelling along Kiwirrkurra Road in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara.

    • 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 north of Kiwirrkurra Road.
    • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire activity has increased

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    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 East Pilbara.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:12 PM on 30 October 2017 and currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • Shire of East Pilbara 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 south metropolitan area in Perth Metropolitan

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:54pm
    Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for south metropolitan area in the cities of Armadale, Gosnells, Cockburn and Canning Content:

    Time of issue:01:54 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017

    Smoke Alert for south metropolitan area in the cities of Armadale, Gosnells, Cockburn and Canning

    The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Harrisdale, Canningvale, Jandakot, Banjup and Southern River.

    The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today in Jandakot Regional Park.The smoke is expected to clear by late afternoon today. 

    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.

    No further updates will be provided.

    END 

    Bushfire Advice for 5 kilometres south east of ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:07pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 5 kilometres south east of ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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


    Time of issue: 01:07 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for 5 kilometres south east of ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of North West Coastal Highway and Woodbrook Road, approximately 5 kilometres south east of Roebourne in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near North West Coastal Highway in Roebourne.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
    If driving
    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:54pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note change to Alert Level


    Time of issue: 12:54 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • The bushfire that was burning along Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station has been extinguished.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:59 AM on 30 October 2017.
    • 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 All Clear for DRYSDALE RIVER in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:49pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for DRYSDALE RIVER in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note change to Alert Level


    Time of issue: 12:49 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  DRYSDALE RIVER in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River-Kalumburu Road in DRYSDALE RIVER in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

    • The bushfire that was burning in Drysdale River has been extinguished.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to beware of firefighters in 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 monitor the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:03 AM on 30 October 2017.
    • 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 All Clear for Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:45pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

    Please note change to Alert Level section


    Time of issue: 12:45 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway, between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK..

    • The bushfire that was burning near Great Northern Highway has been contained and is under control.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to emergency services personnel operating in the area.

    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 Halls Creek.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:42 AM on 23 October 2017 and currently there has been 11,000 hectares burnt.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for north of YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:02am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north of YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

    N/A This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 11:02 AM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  north of YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people 20 kilometres north of YANDEYARRA COMMUNITY in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed, however people in the vicinity of Mallina-Yandeyarra Road are advised to exercise caution and avoid the area where possible.

    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 Town of Port Hedland.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:12 PM on 26 October 2017 and currently there has been 22,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is deliberate.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • The Town of Port Hedland is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire All Clear for north of the Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:48am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north of the Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON Content:

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

    Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


    Time of issue: 10:48 AM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  north of the Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the area bounded by Miaboolya Road, Bibbawarra Road, the Gascoyne River and the coast line, north of Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON.

    • The bushfire that was burning has been extinguished.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:29 PM on 30 October 2017.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • The Shire of Carnarvon 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 Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:46am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station 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: 10:46 AM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Gibb River-Wyndham Road between Gibb River-Kalumburu Road and Ellenbrae Station 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 started near the intersection of GIBB RIVER-WYNDHAM ROAD and GIBB RIVER-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:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • Firefighters and local Aboriginal ranger groups are assisting local pastoralists.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 08:59 AM on 30 October 2017.
      • 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 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:40am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:40 AM
      Date of issue: 01 November 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Landrigan Creek and Margaret River, approximately 50 kilometres south of MUELLER RANGES in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.

      • 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 Mary Creek in MUELLER RANGES.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

      The fire is approximately 200 kilometres from both Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

      Be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

      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 Halls Creek.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
        • Pastoralists are actively fighting the fire.
        • Kimberley Land Council rangers are also on site.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:06 AM on 30 October 2017.
      • 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 DRYSDALE RIVER in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:39am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for DRYSDALE RIVER 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: 10:39 AM
      Date of issue: 01 November 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for DRYSDALE RIVER in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River-Kalumburu Road in DRYSDALE RIVER 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 started along KALUMBURU ROAD in DRYSDALE RIVER.

      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:

        • Firefighters are carrying out backburning activities between Drysdale River Station and Drysdale-Doongan Station to prevent the fire from spreading. 


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Motorists are asked to beware of firefighters in 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 on the scene.
        • Four firefighters from Drysdale River Station firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:03 AM on 30 October 2017.
        • 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 Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:37am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:37 AM
        Date of issue: 01 November 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway, between Warmun and Frog Hollow in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK. .

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in WARMUN.
        • The fire is currently burning on the eastern side of the Great Northern Highway, south west of Warmun and north of Frog Hollow.

        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 but not controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to emergency services personnel operating in the area.

        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 Halls Creek.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:42 AM on 23 October 2017 and currently there has been 11,000 hectares burnt.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for western part of STURT CREEK in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:37am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STURT CREEK in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK 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: 10:37 AM
        Date of issue: 01 November 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STURT CREEK in SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Tanami Road, west of Sturt Creek in the Shire of Halls Creek.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the intersection of TANAMI RD and CARRANYA RD in STURT CREEK.

        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.


          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 HALLS CREEK.

          PARK CLOSURES:

          The Wolfe Creek Crater National Park has been closed.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 27 October 2017.
          • 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 southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:14am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 10:14 AM
          Date of issue: 01 November 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MADURA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in areas to the east of Cocklebiddy and south of MADURA, including Red Rock Point Campsite and the Eyre Bird Observatory in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

          • 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 Eyre Highway south of Madura.

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained and under control.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            No roads have been closed.

            Motorists are asked to reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
            • Volunteer firefighters from Toodyay, Merredin, Northam, Ballajura, Kambalda and Kalgoorlie are in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:26 PM on 10 October 2017 and currently there has been 160,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • 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 All Clear for Kiwirrkurra Community in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara

            Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:06am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Kiwirrkurra Community in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara Content:

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


            Time of issue: 10:06 AM
            Date of issue: 01 November 2017


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Kiwirrkurra Community in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Kiwirrkurra Community and travelling along Kiwirrkurra Road in Gibson Desert North in the Shire of East Pilbara.

            • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
            • Firefighters will continue to monitor the situation remotely
            • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

            WHAT TO DO:

            • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 04:12 PM on 30 October 2017 and currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • Shire of East Pilbara 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 

            Smoke Alert Advice for south metropolitan area in Perth Metropolitan

            Tue, 31/10/2017 - 4:11pm
            Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for south metropolitan area in the cities of Armadale, Gosnells, Cockburn and Canning Content:

            Time of issue:04:11 PM
            Date of issue: 31 October 2017

            Smoke Alert for south metropolitan area in the cities of Armadale, Gosnells, Cockburn and Canning

            The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Harrisdale, Canningvale, Jandakot, Banjup and Southern River.

            The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today in Jandakot Regional Park.The smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow. 

            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.

            No further updates will be provided.

            END 

            Bushfire Advice for north of the Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON

            Tue, 31/10/2017 - 4:03pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north of the Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON 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: 04:03 PM
            Date of issue: 31 October 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for north of the Gascoyne River in CARNARVON in the SHIRE OF CARNARVON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the area bounded by Miaboolya Road, Bibbawarra Road, the Gascoyne River and the coast line, north of Gascoyne River in Carnarvon in the Shire of Carnarvon.

            • 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 in bushland north of the Gascoyne River.

            WHAT TO DO:

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

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained and under control.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            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 Carnarvon.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are patrolling the area.
            • 15 Bush Fire Service and Local Government firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 03:29 PM on 30 October 2017.
            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • Shire of Carnarvon 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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