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Bushfire All Clear for southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

Please note this is now an All Clear


Time of issue: 06:38 PM
Date of issue: 04 December 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of One Man Road and Nunile Road in the southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the southern part of BEJOORDING has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the 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.


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 Toodyay.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:23 PM on 4 December 2019.
  • The Shire of Toodyay 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 news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for Tonkin Highway between Gnangara Road and Hepburn Avenue in CULLACABARDEE in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of CULLACABARDEE in the CITY OF SWAN 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: 06:06 PM
Date of issue: 04 December 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of CULLACABARDEE in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people on or near Baal Street, Kookaburra Avenue and Archer Avenue in CULLACABARDEE in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as fire conditions have improved.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Baal Street and Kookaburra Avenue in CULLACABARDEE.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


Bushfire ADVICE for Tonkin Highway between Gnangara Road and Hepburn Avenue in CULLACABARDEE in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Tonkin Highway between Gnangara Road and Hepburn Avenue in CULLACABARDEE in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • 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.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is controlled but not contained.


    SAFEST ROUTE:
    If you live in the affected area, leave via Baal Street.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
    • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:29 PM on 4 December 2019.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY Content:

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

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 04:50 PM
    Date of issue: 04 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of One Man Road and Nunile Road in the southern part of BEJOORDING in the SHIRE OF TOODYAY.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of ONE MAN RD and NUNILE RD in NUNILE.

    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.


    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 Toodyay.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
    • Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:23 PM on 4 December 2019.
    • The Shire of Toodyay 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 news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for parts of HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN 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: 04:01 PM
    Date of issue: 04 December 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near the Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Roe Highway in HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    The following roads have been reopened:

    • Great Eastern Highway Bypass in both directions between Stirling Crescent and Roe Highway.
    • Roe Highway in both directions between Kalamunda Road and Great Eastern Highway Bypass.

    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.


    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 10:48 AM on 4 December 2019.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for people in southern parts of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in southern parts of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

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

    Please note changes under Closures and other agency info section regarding Forrestdale Primary School


    Time of issue: 03:59 PM
    Date of issue: 04 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for people in southern parts of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Nicholson Road, Armadale Road, Oxley Road and Tonkin Highway in the southern part of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of NICHOLSON RD and ROWLEY RD in OAKFORD.

    WHAT TO DO:

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

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    All roads have been reopened.

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

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

    SCHOOLS:

    Please be advised that Forrestdale Primary School will re-open on Thursday, December 5th 2019.

    You can get the most up to date information by visiting the Department of Education Facebook or Twitter pages at:

    Website

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and blacking out.
    • Approximately 50 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:20 PM on 3 December 2019.
    • Currently there has been 47 hectares burnt.
    • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for QUOBBA STATION in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for QUOBBA STATION in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON 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: 03:40 PM
    Date of issue: 04 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for QUOBBA STATION in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between BLOWHOLES ROAD and the RED BLUFF TURNOFF in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON.

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

    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 contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads are no longer closed.

      Quobba-Gnaraloo Road has 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 SHIRE OF CARNARVON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are continuing to patrol and monitor the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:59 PM on 30 November 2019.
      • Currently there has been 15,700 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of Carnarvon is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for southern part of WATERBANK and western parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of WATERBANK and western parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


      Time of issue: 03:07 PM
      Date of issue: 04 December 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of WATERBANK and western parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Coconut Wells Community in the southern part of WATERBANK and in the vicinity of Broome Road and east of Cape Leveque Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME. .

      • 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.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads are no longer closed.

      The following roads have been reopened in the Coconut Wells and Waterbank communities:

      • McGuigan Road
      • Lawrence Road
      • Cape Leveque Road
      • Waterbank Road

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the fire.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:15 AM on 1 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 7500 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of 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 Bushfire Behaviour section


      Time of issue: 03:06 PM
      Date of issue: 04 December 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

      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 controlled but not contained.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        • Wattle Camp Track is closed between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
        • Currently there has been 3000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire All Clear for southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS Content:

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


        Time of issue: 02:42 PM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of the southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS.

        • 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:

        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 SHIRE OF WILLIAMS.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:27 AM on 4 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 2.4 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        No further updates will be issued.


        END

        Bushfire All Clear for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR Content:

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


        Time of issue: 02:38 PM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Bowelling-Duranillin Road and Trigwell Bridge Road, 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR.

        • 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:

        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 SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 09:37 AM on 4 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 2.5 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        No further updates will be issued.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

        Please note the alert level has been downgraded


        Time of issue: 12:47 PM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Roe Highway in HAZELMERE in CITY OF SWAN.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the intersection of ROE HWY and GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY BYPASS in HAZELMERE.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Great Eastern Highway Bypass in both directions between Stirling Crescent and Roe Highway.
        • Roe Highway in both directions between Kalamunda Road and Great Eastern Highway Bypass.

        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.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
        • 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 10:48 AM on 4 December 2019.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for for part of the Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK in Kimberley

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for part of the Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

        The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.


        Time of issue: 12:13 PM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Smoke Alert for part of the Great Northern Highway in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

        • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway between WARMUN and DURACK in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK.
        • The smoke is the result of a bushfire burning in the area.
        • The smoke is expected to clear over the coming days.


        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.


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


        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 unless the situation changes.


        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for for part of the Great Northern Highway in the Shire of Halls Creek and East Pilbara. in Kimberley

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for part of the Great Northern Highway in the Shire of Halls Creek and East Pilbara Content:

        The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.


        Time of issue: 11:11 AM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Smoke Alert for part of the Great Northern Highway in the Shire of Halls Creek and East Pilbara.

        • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway between Warmun and Durack in the Shire of Halls Creek and Shire of East Pilbar.
        • The smoke is the result of a bushfire burning in the area.
        • The smoke is expected to clear over the coming days.


        WHAT TO DO:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.


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


        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 unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for people in southern parts of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in southern parts of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE Content:

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

        Please note changes under What firefighters are doing and Closures and other agency info sections


        Time of issue: 10:58 AM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for people in southern parts of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Nicholson Road, Armadale Road, Oxley Road and Tonkin Highway in the southern part of FORRESTDALE in the CITY OF ARMADALE.

        • There is no threat to lives or homes.
        • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
        • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
        • The fire started near the intersection of NICHOLSON RD and ROWLEY RD in OAKFORD.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        All roads have been reopened.

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

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

        SCHOOLS:

        Please be advised of the following school closure:

        • Forrestdale Primary School - Closed Wednesday, Decemeber 4th 2019.

        If it is too late for you to make arrangements to keep them home, Neerigen Brook Primary School will accommodate children for the day, with supervision by Forrestdale Primary School staff.  

        You can get the most up to date information by visiting the Department of Education Facebook or Twitter pages at:

        Website

         


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and blacking out.
        • Approximately 50 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:20 PM on 3 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 47 hectares burnt.
        • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for QUOBBA STATION in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for QUOBBA STATION in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON Content:

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

        Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information


        Time of issue: 10:41 AM
        Date of issue: 04 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for QUOBBA STATION in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people between BLOWHOLES ROAD and the RED BLUFF TURNOFF in MACLEOD in SHIRE OF CARNARVON.

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

        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 contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads are no longer closed.

          Quobba-Gnaraloo Road has 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 SHIRE OF CARNARVON.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are continuing to patrol and monitor the area.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 07:59 PM on 30 November 2019.
          • Currently there has been 15,700 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Shire of Carnarvon is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for southern part of WATERBANK and western parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of WATERBANK and western parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


          Time of issue: 10:38 AM
          Date of issue: 04 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of WATERBANK and western parts of ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Coconut Wells Community in the southern part of WATERBANK and in the vicinity of Broome Road and east of Cape Leveque Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME. .

          • 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.
          • Please note the 4 MILE community and people in the vicinity of Broome Road, Wattle Drive, Morrell Park Road and Crab Creek Broome Road are no longer affected.

          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:

          Roads are no longer closed.

          The following roads have been reopened in the Coconut Wells and Waterbank communities:

          • McGuigan Road
          • Lawrence Road
          • Cape Leveque Road
          • Waterbank Road

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the fire.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:15 AM on 1 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 7500 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

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

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

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 10:19 AM
          Date of issue: 04 December 2019


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

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
            • It is controlled but not contained.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            • Wattle Camp Track is closed between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
            • Currently there has been 3000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is accidental.
            • The Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

            During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR Content:

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

            This is a new alert


            Time of issue: 10:04 AM
            Date of issue: 04 December 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Bowelling-Duranillin Road and Trigwell Bridge Road, 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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


              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 SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


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


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 09:37 AM on 4 December 2019.
              • Currently there has been 2.5 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

              Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

              During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

              The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR Content:

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

              This is a new alert


              Time of issue: 09:57 AM
              Date of issue: 04 December 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Bowelling-Duranillin Road and Trigwell Bridge Road, 8km south-east of BOWELLING TOWNSITE in SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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


                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 SHIRE OF WEST ARTHUR.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
                • .


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


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 09:37 AM on 4 December 2019.
                • Currently there has been 2.5 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

                Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS Content:

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

                This is a new alert


                Time of issue: 09:55 AM
                Date of issue: 04 December 2019


                Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the southern part of Hillman State Forest near Bowelling in the SHIRE OF WILLIAMS.

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

                WHAT TO DO:

                  If driving

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


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                  Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are on their way.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 08:27 AM on 4 December 2019.
                  • Currently there has been 0.5 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE:

                  Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                  During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                  END

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