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Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:50am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE 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: 10:50 AM
Date of issue: 09 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire conditions have eases and the threat has subsided.
  • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
  • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END 

Bushfire Advice for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 9:50am
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 09:50 AM 
Date of issue: 09 October 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park.

  • 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 Purnululu National Park

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.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Roads have not been closed.

    Use caution when driving on Duncan Road, as the fire is approaching the road and smoke will be visible when driving.

    PARK CLOSURES: 

    Purnululu National Park remains open however the Piccaninny Gorge track has been closed.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and are undertaking backburning operations.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:01 AM on 29 September 2017 and currently there has been 80000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • Parks and Wildlife 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.


    Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Mon, 09/10/2017 - 6:01am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE 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: 06:01 AM
    Date of issue: 09 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire conditions have eases and the threat has subsided.
    • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
    • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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 will be provided by 11am today unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Sun, 08/10/2017 - 9:38pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

    Please note changes to bushfire location


    Time of issue: 09:38 PM
    Date of issue: 08 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire conditions have eases and the threat has subsided.
    • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the west of the Tom Price townsite.
    • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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 6am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Sun, 08/10/2017 - 7:08pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

    Please note changes to Alert Level, bushfire behaviour and what firefighters are doing sections


    Time of issue: 07:08 PM
    Date of issue: 08 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire conditions have eases and the threat has subsided.
    • 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 along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
    • The fire is burning in an inaccessible area

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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 6am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Sun, 08/10/2017 - 5:03pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON Content:

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

    Please note changes under fire location, bushfire behaviour and what firefighters are doing sections


    Time of issue: 05:03 PM
    Date of issue: 08 October 2017


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive, directly south of the Tom Price Caravan Park, to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
    • It is burning towards the Tom Price townsite.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    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 Ashburton.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
    • 6 Tom Price Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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.
    Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Watch and Act for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    Sun, 08/10/2017 - 4:17pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE 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: 04:17 PM
    Date of issue: 08 October 2017


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Tom Price townsite, Tom Price minesite and Tom Price light industrial area in TOM PRICE in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
    • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
    • The fire is burning along Nameless Valley Drive to the east of the Tom Price townsite.
    • It is burning towards the Tom Price townsite.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction at two kilometres per hour.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    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 Ashburton.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
    • 6 Tom Price Bush Fire Brigade firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • 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.
    Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Sun, 08/10/2017 - 3:46pm
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:46 PM
    Date of issue: 08 October 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling along Gibb River-Kalumburu Road, north of the Drysdale River Homestead and north east of Doongan Airstrip, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
      • Doongan Station pastoralists are in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      Sun, 08/10/2017 - 3:21pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

      Please note changes under bushfire behaviour section


      Time of issue: 03:21 PM
      Date of issue: 08 October 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

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

      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.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

        Sun, 08/10/2017 - 3:14pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

        The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 03:14 PM 
        Date of issue: 08 October 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park.

        • 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 Purnululu National Park

        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.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Roads have not been closed.

          Use caution when driving on Duncan Road, as the fire is approaching the road and smoke will be visible when driving.

          PARK CLOSURES: 

          Purnululu National Park remains open however the Piccaninny Gorge track has been closed.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and are undertaking backburning operations.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:01 AM on 29 September 2017 and currently there has been 80000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • Parks and Wildlife 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.


          Bushfire Advice for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:08am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 10:08 AM
          Date of issue: 08 October 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.
            • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The cause of the fire is unknown.
            • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

            Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:06am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

            The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 10:06 AM 
            Date of issue: 08 October 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park.

            • 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 Purnululu National Park

            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.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

              Roads have not been closed.

              Use caution when driving on Duncan Road, as the fire is approaching the road and smoke will be visible when driving.

              PARK CLOSURES: 

              Purnululu National Park remains open however the Piccaninny Gorge track has been closed.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and are undertaking backburning operations.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 08:01 AM on 29 September 2017 and currently there has been 80000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
              • Parks and Wildlife 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.


              Bushfire All Clear for Mt Hart Homestead in King Leopold Range Conservation Park in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

              Sun, 08/10/2017 - 9:59am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Mt Hart Homestead in King Leopold Range Conservation Park in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

              The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife


              Time of issue: 09:59 AM 
              Date of issue: 08 October 2017


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Mt Hart Homestead in King Leopold Range Conservation Park in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL: 

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Annie Creek Road and Mt Hart Road 3km north of Mt Hart Homestead in King Leopold Range Conservation Park..

              • 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 smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

              - Annie Creek Road will be reopened by 12pm today.

              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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 10:30 AM on 4 October 2017.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Parks and Wildlife 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.


              No further updates will be issued.


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              Sun, 08/10/2017 - 7:44am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


              Time of issue: 07:44 AM
              Date of issue: 08 October 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for north of Drysdale River Homestead in Drysdale River in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people travelling along Gibb River-Kalumburu Road, north of the Drysdale River Homestead and north east of Doongan Airstrip, in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
                • Doongan Station pastoralists are in attendance.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                After Storm: Cancellation for Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

                Sun, 08/10/2017 - 12:22am
                Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

                Please note change to Alert Level

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


                Time of issue: 12:22 AM
                Date of issue: 08 October 2017

                Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

                As at 08/10/2017 00:03:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning in North Interior and South Interior districts has been cancelled.

                The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

                To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


                WEATHER DETAILS:

                At 08/10/2017 00:03:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised thunderstorm activity is continuing over the North Interior, but is no longer expected to be severe. Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

                Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                • In a life threatening situation call 000

                After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                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

                Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

                Sat, 07/10/2017 - 9:45pm
                Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

                Please note changes under weather details

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


                Time of issue: 09:45 PM
                Date of issue: 07 October 2017


                Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

                If you live in parts of North Interior and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

                This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

                WHAT TO DO:

                DFES advises you to:

                • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                IF DRIVING:
                • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                WEATHER DETAILS:

                At 07/10/2017 21:34:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite and radar imagery showed thunderstorms across the area moving quickly in a southeasterly direction. Conditons are expected to ease over the next three hours. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Giles and Kiwirrkurra.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

                Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                • In a life threatening situation call 000

                After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

                Sat, 07/10/2017 - 6:29pm
                Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

                Please note changes under weather details

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


                Time of issue: 06:29 PM
                Date of issue: 07 October 2017


                Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

                If you live in parts of North Interior and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

                This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

                WHAT TO DO:

                DFES advises you to:

                • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                IF DRIVING:
                • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                WEATHER DETAILS:

                At 07/10/2017 17:50:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite and radar imagery showed thunderstorms across the area moving quickly in a southeasterly direction. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Giles and Kiwirrkurra.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

                Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                • In a life threatening situation call 000

                After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Storm - Take Action Now for Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

                Sat, 07/10/2017 - 3:56pm
                Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

                Please note changes under weather details

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


                Time of issue: 03:56 PM
                Date of issue: 07 October 2017


                Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

                If you live in parts of North Interior and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.

                This weather is not unusual for this time of year, but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.

                WHAT TO DO:

                DFES advises you to:

                • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
                • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
                • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
                • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
                • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
                IF DRIVING:
                • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
                • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
                • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
                • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

                People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


                WEATHER DETAILS:

                At 07/10/2017 15:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite and radar imagery showed an area of thunderstorms to the south and west of Giles and a second area of thunderstorms to the southwest of Kiwirrkurra moving quickly in a southeasterly direction. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the warning area for the remainder of today. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours, with the potential for heavy rainfall that may lead to some localised flooding. Locations which may be affected include Giles, Kiwirrkurra and Warburton.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

                Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

                Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


                WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

                • DFES is monitoring the situation.


                IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

                • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
                • In a life threatening situation call 000

                After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END

                Bushfire Advice for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                Sat, 07/10/2017 - 3:38pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 03:38 PM
                Date of issue: 07 October 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the GREAT SANDY DESERT in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Sandy Desert, north of the Percival Lakes in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

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

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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

                  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                  • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
                  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                  • The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. 


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                  • The Shire of East Pilbara is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                  END 

                  Bushfire Advice for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

                  Sat, 07/10/2017 - 3:16pm
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek Content:

                  The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

                  There is no change to the previous alert


                  Time of issue: 03:16 PM 
                  Date of issue: 07 October 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for PURNULULU National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

                  ALERT LEVEL: 

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Purnululu National Park.

                  • 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 Purnululu National Park

                  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.
                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

                    Roads have not been closed.

                    Use caution when driving on Duncan Road, as the fire is approaching the road and smoke will be visible when driving.

                    PARK CLOSURES: 

                    Purnululu National Park remains open however the Piccaninny Gorge track has been closed.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and are undertaking backburning operations.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 08:01 AM on 29 September 2017 and currently there has been 80000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
                    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                    • Parks and Wildlife 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.


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