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

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

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

Please note Parks and Wildlife Service is now managing this fire


Time of issue: 03:21 PM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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

The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
  • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


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Bushfire All Clear for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of AUSTRALIND 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 Alert level


Time of issue: 01:46 PM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Paris Road to the north, The Boulevard to the east, Collie River to the south and Barnes Avenue to the west in AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • The bushfire that was burning in parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY has been contained and is under control.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Break O'Day Drive has now reopened.

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 on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:52 PM on 5 March 2019.
  • 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.
No further updates will be issued.


END

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

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

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

Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions and Park and Recreation Area Closures sections


Time of issue: 01:16 PM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

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

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Thomas River Road
  • Poison Creek Road
  • Baring Road
  • Tagon Road

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

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

PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

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

  • Alexander Bay (A Bay Campsite)
  • Membinup Beach

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

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

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

 


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


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

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

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 01:05 PM
Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed for further safety inspection including:

    • Balladonia Road
    • Gora Road
    • Parmango Road

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.

    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note changes under Alert Level - All Clear


    Time of issue: 11:25 AM
    Date of issue: 06 March 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western part of CAPE LE GRAND in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or near the western part of CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
    • 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 emergency services personnel working in the area.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    All roads have been reopened.

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

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

    PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

    All recreation sites are now open to the public except the walk trail from Cape Le Grand Beach to Hellfire Bay.

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service and Urban Search and Rescue firefighters are attending.

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:05 AM on 1 March 2019.
    • 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.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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


    Time of issue: 11:10 AM
    Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained and conditions in the area have eased.
    • 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 the Walyunga National Park.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
    If driving
    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
    • 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:

    • It is contained and under control.

    SAFER PLACE:
    • The temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro is now closed.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

    • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

    Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

    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 Swan.

    The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
    • 50 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
    • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

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

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

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

    Please note changes under closures and what firefighters are doing sections


    Time of issue: 11:06 AM
    Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire is burning in unallocated crown land in proximity of the northern side of Parmango Road.
    • Smoke is likely over the area.
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained on the southern and western flanks.

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads may be closed.

      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.
      • Aerial support is in the area.


      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

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

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

      Please note changes under Alert Level and What firefighters are Doing sections


      Time of issue: 11:06 AM
      Date of issue: 06 March 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

        PARK AND RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
        • Dundas Nature Reserve is closed


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire All Clear for WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the eastern part of VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the eastern part of VICTORIA ROCK 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 Alert Level and throughout


        Time of issue: 11:04 AM
        Date of issue: 06 March 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the eastern part of VICTORIA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by the Nepean-Scargoville Road to the north, Coolgardie-Esperance Highway to the east, including the townsite of Widgiemooltha, and bounded on the south and west by Cave Hill Road, including the Cave Hill Recreation Site and Burra Rock Nature Reserve and Conservation Site in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

        • The bushfire that was burning in the area 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 in the area.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        A number of roads have reopened including:

        • Nepean-Spargoville Road
        • Burra Rocks Road
        • Victoria Rocks Road
        • Cave Hill Road

         

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

        PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:
        • Burra Rock Conservation Park
        • Cave Hill Conservation Park

        For more information on park closures please visit

        https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/ 

         


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:59 PM on 15 February 2019.
        • Currently there has been 41,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Shire of Coolgardie 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 parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of AUSTRALIND 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 Road Closures and Conditions


        Time of issue: 10:49 AM
        Date of issue: 06 March 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Paris Road to the north, The Boulevard to the east, Collie River to the south and Barnes Avenue to the west in AUSTRALIND in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained and controlled.
        • 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 Paris Road and Break O'Day Drive in AUSTRALIND.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
        If driving
        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Break O'Day Drive has now reopened.

        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 on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:52 PM on 5 March 2019.
        • 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 north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

        Please note changes to alert level.


        Time of issue: 10:48 AM
        Date of issue: 06 March 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people on or near Stephens Road, Great Northern Highway, and Bindoon-Dewars Pool Road and surrounding areas in north eastern parts of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

        • The bushfire that was burning in the north eastern parts of BINDOON has been extinguished.
        • Firefighters are continuing to patrol the area. .
        • 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 Chittering.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.
        • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:00 PM on 3 March 2019.
        • Currently there has been 30 hectares burnt.
        • 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.
        • The Shire of Chittering is managing the fire.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
        No further updates will be issued.


        END

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

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

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

        Please note some roads have now been opened.


        Time of issue: 10:35 AM
        Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

        ALERT LEVEL:

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

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Some roads may be closed. The following roads have been reopened: 

          • Lake King-Norseman Road from Cascade Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
          • Kumarl-Lake King Road from Lake King-Norseman Road to Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
          • Field Road into Peak Charles National Park

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

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

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

           


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the fire and inspecting roads.

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

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

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

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

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

          Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURES sections


          Time of issue: 10:34 AM
          Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:


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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          All roads have now been re-opened.

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

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

          PARK AND RECREATION AREA CLOSURES:

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

          • Alexander Bay 
          • Kennedy's Beach 
          • Cape Arid National Park

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

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

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

           


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

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

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire All Clear for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          This alert has been downgraded to an Advice and the evacuation centre will be closed at 9am. Please note changes throughout alert.


          Time of issue: 08:03 AM
          Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained and conditions in the area have eased.
          • 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 the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
          • 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:

          • It is contained and under control.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • The temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro will be closed at 9am this morning, Wednesday 6 March.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
          • 50 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update will be provided by 11am today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          There is no change to the previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


          Time of issue: 06:20 AM
          Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
          • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
          • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

          RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

           

          • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          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 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          Please note no change since previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


          Time of issue: 04:20 AM
          Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
          • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
          • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

          RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

           

          • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          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 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          Please note no change since previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


          Time of issue: 02:19 AM
          Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
          • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
          • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

          RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

           

          • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          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 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          Please note no change since previous alert. This alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is contained, however residents are urged to remain vigilant.


          Time of issue: 12:19 AM
          Date of issue: 06 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
          • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
          • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

          RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

           

          • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection.
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          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 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          Please note this alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act as the fire is now contained.


          Time of issue: 10:16 PM
          Date of issue: 05 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained..
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
          • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
          • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

          RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

           

          • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection..
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          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 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

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

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

          Please note this alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act. Please see changes throughout alert.


          Time of issue: 08:23 PM
          Date of issue: 05 March 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

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

          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started in Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • ​People in the Shady Hills Estate are advised that they should seek alternative accommodation due to expected unpredictable severe fire weather.
          • Your safest option is to stay with family or friends who live away from the area or at the temporary evacuation centre at Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


          Bushfire ADVICE for the south western parts of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by MARALLA ROAD to the south, RAILWAY PARADE to the west, STRACHAN ROAD to the north and the GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY to the east, in the western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started in the Walyunga National Park.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
          • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
          • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
          • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
          If driving
          • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

          SAFER PLACE:
          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communites has set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Beechboro Community Hub (Old Altone Park Recreation Centre), 332 Benara Road, Beechboro.
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.
          • Horses can be taken to the State Equestrian Centre Pony Club. Please contact the caretaker on 0437 650 423 for further information. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


          SAFEST ROUTE:
          The safest route for people in the Watch and Act area (yellow) is north via Taylor Road, left on Smith Road, left on Chittering Road to Great Northern Highway. The safest route for people in the Advice area (blue) is in a south westerly direction towards the Great Northern Highway.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          Vehicle control points remain in place at the following intersections: 

          • EWING ROAD and CLENTON ROAD

          Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access their properties.

          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 Swan.

          The WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK is closed. 

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

          RESTRICTED ACCESS PERMITS:

           

          • Residents no longer require restricted access permits to access properties in the area.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene overnight actively patrolling the eastern side of the Avon River in Walyunga National Park. Firefighters are also in Shady Hills Estate overnight patrolling and providing asset protection..
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • WA Police, Western Power, St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Salvation Army, Department of Communities and the City of Swan are also in attendance.


          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 01:18 PM on 4 March 2019.
          • Currently there has been 94 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
          • DFES is managing the fire.

          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

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