EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire All Clear for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:06 AM
Date of issue: 18 January 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near the Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • The bushfire that was burning near the Mesa J mine site 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 ASHBURTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:53 PM on 10 January 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • The Shire of Ashburton 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 south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing section


Time of issue: 10:45 AM
Date of issue: 18 January 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

    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 north westerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway.
    • Wattle Camp Track and Cliffs Track are closed.
    • Access tracks remain closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines along Parmango Road.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 12,000 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.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

    Please note changes under What firefighters are doing


    Time of issue: 10:42 AM
    Date of issue: 18 January 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
      • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
      • Shire of Esperance 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 the south eastern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

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


      Time of issue: 10:40 AM
      Date of issue: 18 January 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and around the area bound by Wellesley Road, Rhodes Road and Wellington Road in WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

      • 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 WELLESLEY RD N and TREASURE RD in WELLESLEY.
      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is stationary.
        • It is contained 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 HARVEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
        • 25 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service and private firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 05:10 AM on 17 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • Shire of Harvey 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 Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman 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: 10:39 AM
        Date of issue: 18 January 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Eyre Highway, 65 kilometres east of Norseman in the vicinity of Heartbreak Ridge Microwave Tower 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 intersection of EYRE HWY and SOUTHERN HILLS RD in FRASER RANGE.
        WHAT TO DO:

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • The bushfire is stationary.
          • It is contained 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 DUNDAS.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • Firefighters have left the scene but will continue to monitor it.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 04:10 PM on 15 January 2019.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY 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: 10:34 AM
          Date of issue: 18 January 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for north western part of COSMO NEWBERY in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road between COSMO NEWBERY COMMUNITY and Point Sunday Road and surrounding areas in the north western part of COSMO NEWBERY 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 Great Central Road.
          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

            • Smoke will continue past Tjukayirla Roadhouse.
            • 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 in a easterly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.

            Smoke is impacting Great Central Road.


            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 Laverton.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 03:04 PM on 2 January 2019.
            • Currently there has been 210000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • Shire of Laverton 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 Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range 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: 10:32 AM
            Date of issue: 18 January 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway near Fraser Range in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway between Fraser Range and Balladonia in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started between Fraser Range and Balladonia to the north of Eyre Highway. Please note there are multiple hotspots on both sides of the highway.
            • Although the fires pose no immediate threat to Eyre Highway, people travelling on the highway are advised to drive with caution and monitor their surroundings.
            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained.


              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 Dundas.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
              • Eight Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
              • Local Government, contractors and DFES are also in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 04:15 PM on 1 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 27,000 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.
              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

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


              Time of issue: 10:22 AM
              Date of issue: 18 January 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on or near Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING, west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

              • 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 the northern side of Great Eastern Highway. The fire on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway is contained and controlled.
              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

                • The fire on the northern side of Great Eastern Highway is out of control and unpredictable. The fire on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway is contained and controlled.
                • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.

                 


                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 Coolgardie.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
                • 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 16,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.

                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

                Park Closure Advice for Avon Valley National Park in Metro North East

                Category: Other Alert Summary: Park Closure for Avon Valley National Park in the Shire of Toodyay and City of Swan Content:

                The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
                Time of issue: 10:17 AM
                Date of issue: 18 January 2019

                Park Closure for Avon Valley National Park in the Shire of Toodyay and City of Swan

                The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Park Closure for Avon Valley National Park, including campsites.

                The park will be closed from today (18 January) until midday on Monday (21 January) due to a severe fire danger rating.

                WHAT TO DO:

                • People are urged to avoid the area, follow the advice of Parks and Wildlife Service staff and observe signage.
                • People already in the area should leave for a safer place.
                • For more information, contact your local Parks and Wildlife Service office.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:
                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE 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: 10:17 AM
                Date of issue: 18 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                • 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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
                • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
                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.

                • The bushfire is burning in various directions.
                • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain with firefighters remotely monitoring fire behaviour.
                • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 
                • Wallaroo Rock campsite is closed. 

                 


                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 Coolgardie.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
                • Currently there has been 18,000 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.
                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 09:42 AM
                Date of issue: 18 January 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the Shire of Esperance.

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

                WHAT TO DO:

                  Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
                  • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
                  • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
                  • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
                  • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving slowly.
                  • It is out of control and uncontained.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  The following tracks are closed the public:

                  • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
                  • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 300 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                  Please note changes under Road Closures


                  Time of issue: 09:39 AM
                  Date of issue: 18 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track and Telegraph Track in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                  • The fire started in Cape Arid National Park

                  WHAT TO DO:
                  Leave the area if it is safe to do so.

                  • If in the Israelite Bay/Point Malcom area, depart via Fisheries Track, west to Fisheries Road if it is safe to do so.
                  • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track.
                  • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
                  • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is stationary.
                  • It is controlled but uncontained.


                  A prescribed burn carried out in the park in 2017 has helped to limit the spread of the fire to the north-east.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  The following tracks are closed to the public:

                  • Fisheries Road from the end of Fisheries Road to Israelite Bay
                  • Parmango Road from Fisheries Road to Balladonia Road House 
                  • Balladonia Track off Fisheries Road to Mt Ragged
                  • Gora Track to Mt Ragged 
                  • Pasley Track through to Telegraph Track to Point Malcolm
                  • Tookinjina Track to Point Malcolm
                  • Israelite Bay to Point Culver 
                  • Cape Pasley to Bellinger Island Track

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
                  • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
                  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 03:59 PM
                  Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                    • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
                    • Shire of Esperance 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 south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                    There is no change to the previous alert


                    Time of issue: 03:57 PM
                    Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                    Bushfire ADVICE for south eastern part of BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Wylie Scarp, 30 kilometres North of Israelite Bay in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

                      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 north westerly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                      • Parmango Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway.
                      • Wattle Camp Track and Cliffs Track are closed.
                      • Access tracks remain closed.

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

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 13 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 12,000 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.
                      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                      END

                      Bushfire Advice for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                      Please note changes to Extra Information


                      Time of issue: 03:41 PM
                      Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) in WALLAROO, north-west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                      • 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 Mount Walton Road in WALLAROO.
                      • The fire is burning actively 35 kilometres south-east of the Carina Minesite, 15km north-east of Carina rail siding in WALLAROO.
                      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.

                      • The bushfire is burning in various directions.
                      • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain with firefighters remotely monitoring fire behaviour.
                      • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Mount Walton Road (locally referred to as Health Road) between Coolgardie and Wallaroo. 
                      • Wallaroo Rock campsite is closed. 

                       


                      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 Coolgardie.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 06:00 AM on 16 January 2019.
                      • Currently there has been 18,000 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.
                      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                      END

                      Bushfire Advice for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE 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: 03:39 PM
                      Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on or near Great Eastern Highway in BULLABULLING, west of Coolgardie, in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                      • 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 the northern side of Great Eastern Highway. The fire on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway is contained and controlled.
                      WHAT TO DO:

                        If driving

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

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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

                        • The fire on the northern side of Great Eastern Highway is out of control and unpredictable. The fire on the southern side of Great Eastern Highway is contained and controlled.
                        • There are a number of bushfires burning in the area and there is smoke over Great Eastern Highway between Coolgardie and Mount Palmer.

                         


                        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 Coolgardie.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and back burning.
                        • 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 03:00 PM on 13 January 2019.
                        • Currently there has been 26,000 hectares burnt.
                        • The cause of the fire is lightning.

                        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 Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

                        There is no change to the previous alert


                        Time of issue: 03:30 PM
                        Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                        Bushfire ADVICE for Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

                        ALERT LEVEL:

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Mesa J mine site in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

                        • 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 PANNAWONICA RD and DEEPDALE RD in FORTESCUE.
                        • The fire is located approximately 10 kilometres south of the Pannawonica townsite.
                        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:

                          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 ASHBURTON.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
                          • Rio Tinto response teams and Pannawonica Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 03:53 PM on 10 January 2019.
                          • The cause of the fire is lighting.
                          • The Shire of Ashburton 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 the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                          There is no change to the previous alert


                          Time of issue: 03:29 PM
                          Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                          Bushfire ADVICE for the Wattle Camp area in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                          ALERT LEVEL:

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wattle Camp in the Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the Shire of Esperance.

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

                          WHAT TO DO:

                            Leave the area if it is safe to do so.
                            • If camping in the Wattle Camp area, head north-east along the Cliffs Track to Point Culver, then onto the Point Culver/Toolinna Cove Track then onto the Toolinna/Eyre Highway Track heading north.
                            • If south of the Wattle Camp fire, head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track if it is safe to do so. 
                            • If in the Mt Ragged area, head south on Balladonia Track onto Fisheries Road.
                            • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia Track to Fisheries Road avoiding Parmango Road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

                            If driving

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

                            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                            • The bushfire is moving slowly.
                            • It is out of control and uncontained.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                            The following tracks are closed the public:

                            • Cliffs Track from Israelite Bay to Point Culver
                            • Wattle Camp Track from Bills Paddock to Wattle Camp

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

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


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


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


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 03:06 PM on 13 January 2019.
                            • Currently there has been 300 hectares burnt.
                            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                            END

                            Bushfire Advice for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

                            Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


                            Time of issue: 03:27 PM
                            Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                            Bushfire ADVICE for the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park and adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south eastern part of Cape Arid National Park including Pasley Track and Telegraph Track in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                            • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                            • The fire started in Cape Arid National Park

                            WHAT TO DO:
                            Leave the area if it is safe to do so.

                            • If in the Israelite Bay/Point Malcom area, depart via Fisheries Track, west to Fisheries Road if it is safe to do so.
                            • If south of the Wattle Camp fire head towards Israelite Bay head to Esperance via Fisheries Track.
                            • If in the Mt Ragged area head south on Balladonia track onto Fisheries road.
                            • If in the Daralinya/Ballbinya/Bills Paddock area, head south on Balladonia track to Fisheries road avoiding Parmango road. Alternatively head north along Parmango to the Eyre Highway.

                            If driving

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

                            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                            • The bushfire is stationary.
                            • It is controlled but uncontained.


                            A prescribed burn carried out in the park in 2017 has helped to limit the spread of the fire to the north-east.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                            The following tracks are closed to the public:

                            • Fisheries Road from the end of Fisheries Road to Israelite Bay
                            • Parmango Road from Fisheries Road to Balladonia Road House 
                            • Balladonia Track off Fisheries Road to Mt Ragged
                            • Gora Track to Mt Ragged 
                            • Pasley Track through to Telegraph Track to Point Malcolm
                            • Tookinjina Track to Point Malcolm
                            • Israelite Bay to Point Culver 

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

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


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
                            • 15 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
                            • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 09:49 AM on 13 January 2019.
                            • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
                            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                            END

                            Bushfire Advice for the South East part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY

                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the South East part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

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


                            Time of issue: 03:26 PM
                            Date of issue: 17 January 2019


                            Bushfire ADVICE for the South East part of WELLESLEY in SHIRE OF HARVEY

                            ALERT LEVEL:

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and around the area bound by Wellesley Road, Rhodes Road and Wellington Road in WELLESLEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

                            • 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 WELLESLEY RD N and TREASURE RD in WELLESLEY.
                            WHAT TO DO:

                              If driving

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

                              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                              • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly 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 SHIRE OF HARVEY.


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
                              • 30 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The fire was reported at 05:10 AM on 17 January 2019.
                              • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
                              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                              • Shire of Harvey 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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