EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire All Clear for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing, Road Closures and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 10:48 AM
Date of issue: 23 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Scott River Road to the east, Strucels Road to the south, Blackwood River to the west and Marsh Road to the north.

  • 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 Brockman Highway and Beck Road in COURTENAY.

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 ALL CLEAR for  eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Brockman Highway to the north, Courtney Road to the east, Payne Road to the south and Wall Road to the west.

  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed, however please take care with speed restictions in place along Brockman Highway between Wall Road (west) and Courtenay Road (east). 

Motorists are asked to avoid the area 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 Augusta-Margaret River.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are working to strengthen containment lines and are patrolling the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018 and currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 10:32 AM
Date of issue: 23 May 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Calwynyardah-Noonkanbah Road in NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 located 4 kilometres north-east of the Noonkanbah Aboriginal Community.
  • the fire is burning on the eastern side of Calwynyardah-Noonkanbah 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:

    • 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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • Noonkanbah Station pastoralists are in attendance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:07 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 10,100 hectares burnt.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

    Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information


    Time of issue: 10:27 AM
    Date of issue: 23 May 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern and western part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near GREAT NORTHERN HWY in HALLS CREEK
    • People driving on Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu National Park) are asked to avoid the area or exercise caution as the fire is burning in close proximity.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu) will be closed overnight from 5pm today to 8am tomorrow. 

      There is potential for Spring Creek Track to be closed outside of these hours if it is impacted by fire. This means there will be no access into or out of the National Park. Campers are therefore advised to avoid the area or pack sufficient provisions.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and carrying out back burning activities throughout the night.
      • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are in attendance.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 18 May 2018 and currently there has been 21,000 hectares burnt.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END 

      Bushfire Advice for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:16 AM 
      Date of issue: 23 May 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Lake Muir National Park west of Rocky Gully and south of Muir Highway in the Shire of Manjimup.

      • 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 Neeranup Road and Chitelup 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:

        • It is contained and controlled.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 520 hectares burnt.
        • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


        Smoke Alert All Clear for A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland in Pilbara

        Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland Content:

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

        Time of issue: 08:50 AM
        Date of issue: 23 May 2018

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland

        A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland. Smoke from a nearby bushfire is no longer affecting Great Northern Highway and surrounding areas. 

        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:

        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.

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

        END

        Bushfire All Clear for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

        Please note changes to Alert Levels and Alert Areas


        Time of issue: 05:41 PM
        Date of issue: 22 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Scott River Road to the east, Strucels Road to the south, Blackwood River to the west and Marsh Road to the north.

        • 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 Brockman Highway and Beck Road in COURTENAY.

        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 ALL CLEAR for  eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Brockman Highway to the north, Courtney Road to the east, Payne Road to the south and Wall Road to the west.

        • 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        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 Augusta-Margaret River.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018.
        • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Smoke Alert Advice for Perth Hills and southern suburbs in Perth Metropolitan

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and southern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area Content:

        Time of issue:04:17 PM
        Date of issue: 22 May 2018

        Smoke Alert for Perth Hills and southern suburbs in the Perth metropolitan area

        The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for the Perth Hills and southern suburbs.

        The smoke is the result of prescribed burns being carried out today.

        Smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow.

        WHAT TO DO:  

        If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.

        Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.

        People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

        People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

        The next update will be issued when the situation changes

        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup Content:

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

        Please note changes throughout alert


        Time of issue: 04:08 PM 
        Date of issue: 22 May 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Lake Muir National Park, west of Rocky Gully in the Shire of Manjimup

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Lake Muir National Park west of Rocky Gully and south of Muir Highway in the Shire of Manjimup.

        • 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 Neeranup Road and Chitelup 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:

          • It is contained and controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:30 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 520 hectares burnt.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


          Bushfire All Clear for parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

          Please note changes to Alert Levels


          Time of issue: 03:43 PM
          Date of issue: 22 May 2018


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Brockman Highway to the North, Courtney Road to the East, Payne Road to the South, Wall Road to the West .

          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area.
          • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
          • The fire started near the intersection of BROCKMAN HWY and BECK RD in COURTENAY.

          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 ADVICE for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Scott River Road to the East, Strucels Road to the South, Blackwood River to the West, Marsh Road to the North..

          • 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 Brockman Highway and Beck Road in COURTENAY.

          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 ALL CLEAR for  parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Bussell Highway to the west, Wright Road to the north, Dennis Road to the east and Gov Broome Road to the south in parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER. .

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

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.
          • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 100 metres ahead of the fire.


          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 Augusta-Margaret River.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018.
          • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL Content:

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

          Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing section


          Time of issue: 03:39 PM
          Date of issue: 22 May 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Prowse Road, Brockman Street, Goodwood Road and Hawley Parkway in Goodwood Estate in Capel in the Shire of Capel..

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained and controlled
          • 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 RANGE ROAD and PROWSE ROAD in CAPEL.

          WHAT TO DO:

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • Shire of Capel 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 southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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

          Please note this alert has been downgraded, there are changes throughout


          Time of issue: 03:38 PM
          Date of issue: 22 May 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Honeymoon Road, east of South Western Highway and north of Weir Road in the southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

          • 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 Honeymoon Road and South Western Highway in WARAWARRUP.

          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 but not controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Honeymoon 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 Harvey.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are burning out unburnt pockets and mopping up.
          • Approximately 48 DFES staff, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:21 PM on 22 May 2018.
          • The Shire of Harvey is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END 

          Bushfire Advice for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

          Please note changes under Road Closure section


          Time of issue: 03:31 PM
          Date of issue: 22 May 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern and western part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

          • There is no threat to lives or homes.
          • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • The fire started near GREAT NORTHERN HWY in HALLS CREEK
          • People driving on Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu National Park) are asked to avoid the area or exercise caution as the fire is burning in close proximity.

          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 out of control and unpredictable.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu) will be closed overnight from 5pm today to 8am tomorrow. 

            There is potential for Spring Creek Track to be closed outside of these hours if it is impacted by fire. This means there will be no access into or out of the National Park. Campers are therefore advised to avoid the area or pack sufficient provisions.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene.
            • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are in attendance.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 18 May 2018 and currently there has been 19,000 hectares burnt.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


            Time of issue: 03:18 PM
            Date of issue: 22 May 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for parts of NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Calwynyardah-Noonkanbah Road in NOONKANBAH in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 located 4 kilometres north-east of the Noonkanbah Aboriginal Community.
            • the fire is burning on the eastern side of Calwynyardah-Noonkanbah 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:

              • 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 DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
              • Noonkanbah Station pastoralists are in attendance.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:07 PM on 21 May 2018 and currently there has been 10,100 hectares burnt.
              • DFES is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

              Please note changes under Alert Level

              This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  It is essential that the words are not changed.


              Time of issue: 02:55 PM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018


              Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people  bounded by Brockman Highway to the North, Courtney Road to the East, Payne Road to the South, Wall Road to the West. 

              • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
              • The fire started near the intersection of BROCKMAN HWY and BECK RD in COURTENAY.

              WHAT TO DO:

              • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
              • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
              • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
              • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
              • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
              • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of ALEXANDRA BRIDGE and COURTENAY in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people Scott River Road to the East, Strucels Road to the South, Blackwood River to the West, Marsh Road to the North..

              • 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 started near the intersection of BROCKMAN HWY and BECK RD in COURTENAY.

              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 ADVICE for parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bussell Highway to the west, Wright Road to the north, Dennis Road to the east and Gov Broome Road to the south in parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

              • 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 Brockman Highway and Beck Road in COURTENAY.

              WHAT TO DO:

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

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.
              • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 100 metres ahead of the fire.


              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 Augusta-Margaret River.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018.
              • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 hour unless the situation changes.


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY Content:

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


              Time of issue: 02:53 PM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018


              Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people on or near James Stirling Place in the northern part of Harvey in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

              • 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 started near the intersection of HONEYMOON RD and SOUTH WESTERN HWY in WARAWARRUP.
              • The fire is burning south towards James Stirling Place. People are advised to travel south towards the Harvey town site if they choose to leave.

              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 ADVICE for southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Honeymoon Road, east of South Western Highway and north of Weir Road in the southern parts of WARAWARRUP and northern parts of HARVEY in the SHIRE OF HARVEY.

              • 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 Honeymoon Road and South Western Highway in WARAWARRUP.

              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 slowly in a south easterly direction.
              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

              • Honeymoon 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 Harvey.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
              • Approximately 20 DFES staff, Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:21 PM on 22 May 2018.
              • The Shire of Harvey is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland in Pilbara

              Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland Content:

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

              Time of issue: 02:37 PM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018

              A Smoke Alert has been issued for the eastern side of Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland

              A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, near Yandeyarra Road in the Town of Port Hedland. Smoke from a bushfire has been carried by prevailing winds accross Great Northern Highway and surrounding areas. 

              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:

              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.

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

              END

              Bushfire Advice for parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


              Time of issue: 01:43 PM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bussell Highway to the west, Wright Road to the north, Dennis Road to the east and Gov Broome Road to the south in parts of COURTENAY, KARRIDALE, KUDARDUP, FOREST GROVE, WARNER GLEN, ALEXANDRA BRIDGE, NILLUP and surrounds in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

              • 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 Brockman Highway and Beck Road in COURTENAY.

              WHAT TO DO:

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

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
              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 Augusta-Margaret River.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 22 May 2018.
              • The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire All Clear for western part of SOUTHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western part of SOUTHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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


              Time of issue: 11:24 AM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  western part of SOUTHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Glenarden Road in the western part of SOUTHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 02:42 PM on 21 May 2018.
              • The management of this fire has now been handed over to the landowner.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL 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: 11:01 AM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of CAPEL in SHIRE OF CAPEL

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Prowse Road, Brockman Street, Goodwood Road and Hawley Parkway in Goodwood Estate in Capel in the Shire of Capel..

              • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained and controlled
              • 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 RANGE ROAD and PROWSE ROAD in CAPEL.

              WHAT TO DO:

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

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • Shire of Capel 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 west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK Content:

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

              Please note changes under Alert Level section and Extra Information section


              Time of issue: 10:15 AM
              Date of issue: 22 May 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for west of Purnululu National Park in the SHIRE OF HALLS CREEK

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern and western part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire started near GREAT NORTHERN HWY in HALLS CREEK
              • People driving on Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu National Park) are asked to avoid the area or exercise caution as the fire is burning in close proximity.

              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 out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                Spring Creek Track (access road to Purnululu) will be closed overnight from 5pm today to 8am tomorrow. 

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene.
                • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are in attendance.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 11:03 AM on 18 May 2018 and currently there has been 19,000 hectares burnt.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

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