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Bushfire Advice for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing


Time of issue: 04:10 PM
Date of issue: 30 August 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along North West Coastal Highway near Karratha Industrial Estate.

  • 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 Coolawanyah Road and De Witt Road in Karratha Industrial Estate.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.

    The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene mopping up and will monitor overnight.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:04 PM on 29 August 2018 and currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END 

    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:05 PM 
    Date of issue: 30 August 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL: 

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in the vicinity of Molly Springs Community, 30km west of Kununurra.

    • 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 Gibb River Road and Great Northern Highway in Ngamoowalem Reserve.

    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: 

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      The following road is closed:

      • Molly Springs Day Visitor Area access 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 06:30 AM on 20 August 2018 and currently there has been 20,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      Bushfire Advice for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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

      Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing


      Time of issue: 11:10 AM
      Date of issue: 30 August 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along North West Coastal Highway near Karratha Industrial Estate.

      • 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 Coolawanyah Road and De Witt Road in Karratha Industrial Estate.

      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.

        The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 07:04 PM on 29 August 2018.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END 

        Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


        Time of issue: 10:07 AM 
        Date of issue: 30 August 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in the vicinity of Molly Springs Community, 30km west of Kununurra.

        • 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 Gibb River Road and Great Northern Highway in Ngamoowalem Reserve.

        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: 

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following road is closed:

          • Molly Springs Day Visitor Area access 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:30 AM on 20 August 2018 and currently there has been 20000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


          Bushfire Advice for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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


          Time of issue: 09:52 PM
          Date of issue: 29 August 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of KARRATHA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE in CITY OF KARRATHA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along North West Coastal Highway near Karratha Industrial Estate.

          • 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 Coolawanyah Road and De Witt Road in Karratha Industrial Estate.

          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.

            The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain. Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 07:04 PM on 29 August 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            After Storm: Cancellation for Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

            Please note change to Alert Level

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


            Time of issue: 09:21 PM
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018

            Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne

            As at 29/08/2018 20:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for parts of the Lower West and South West districts has been cancelled.

            Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

            To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 29/08/2018 20:57:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Some roads may be closed

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

            Please note changes under Weather Details section

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


            Time of issue: 06:02 PM
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018


            Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne

            If you live in parts of the Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Lancelin and Yanchep.

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 29/08/2018 14:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system currently over the southwest of the state is producing strong and gusty southwesterly winds over western parts of the state. The southwesterly flow will gradually moderate during tonight. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY for the next few hours. Winds will gradually moderate during this evening and tonight. Rottnest Island reported 106 kilometres per hour at 2:30 pm. Cape Naturaliste reported 102 kilometres per hour at 1:49pm. Cape Leeuwin reported 96 kilometres per hour at 2pm. Ocean Reef reported 93 km/hr at 3:35pm.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Some roads may be closed

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


            Time of issue: 03:57 PM
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018


            Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West, Midwest-Gascoyne

            If you live in parts of the Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Lancelin and Yanchep.

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 29/08/2018 14:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system currently over the southwest of the state is producing strong and gusty southwesterly winds over western parts of the state. The southwesterly flow will gradually moderate during tonight. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY for the next few hours. Winds will gradually moderate during this evening and tonight. Rottnest Island reported 106 kilometres per hour at 2:30 pm. Cape Naturaliste reported 102 kilometres per hour at 1:49pm. Cape Leeuwin reported 96 kilometres per hour at 2pm.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Some roads may be closed

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire All Clear for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

            Please note changes to Alert Level and throughout


            Time of issue: 03:40 PM
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Port Smith Road and Bidyadanga Road in LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

            • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

            WHAT TO DO:

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The fire has been extinguished.


            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 Broome.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 10:50 AM on 23 August 2018 and currently there has been 15, 000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire All Clear for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

            Please note changes to Alert Level and throughout


            Time of issue: 03:35 PM
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in or near the Coulomb Point Nature Reserve between Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

            • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

            WHAT TO DO:

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The fire has been extinguished. 


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            All roads in the area are open.

            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 monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:57 PM on 12 August 2018 and currently there has been 160, 000 hectares burnt.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
            • DFES is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West

            Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West Content:

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


            Time of issue: 03:26 PM
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018


            Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Lower South West

            If you live in parts of the Lower West and South West districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

            Locations which may be affected include Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Dunsborough, Lancelin and Yanchep.

            WHAT TO DO:

            DFES advises you to:

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

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


            WEATHER DETAILS:

            At 29/08/2018 14:47:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep low pressure system currently over the southwest of the state is producing strong and gusty southwesterly winds over western parts of the state. The southwesterly flow will gradually moderate during tonight. DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour are possible and could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY for the next few hours. Winds will gradually moderate during this evening and tonight. Rottnest Island reported 106 km/hr at 2:30 pm. Cape Naturaliste reported 102 km/hr at 1:49pm. Cape Leeuwin reported 96 km/hr at 2pm.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Some roads may be closed

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

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


            WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

            • DFES is monitoring the situation.


            IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END

            Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 03:12 PM 
            Date of issue: 29 August 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL: 

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in the vicinity of Molly Springs Community, 30km west of Kununurra.

            • 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 Gibb River Road and Great Northern Highway in Ngamoowalem Reserve.

            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: 

              Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
              The following road is closed:

              • Molly Springs Day Visitor Area access 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are conducting back burning.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 06:30 AM on 20 August 2018 and currently there has been 20000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is unknown.
              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


              Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

              Please note changes throughout the alert


              Time of issue: 10:41 AM
              Date of issue: 29 August 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Port Smith Road and Bidyadanga Road in LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

              • There is no threat to lives or homes.
              • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
              • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
              • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway with smoke from backburning likely to impact the road, south of Port Smith 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 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 Broome.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are Bidyadanga Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services are conducting patrols in the area.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 10:50 AM on 23 August 2018.
                • 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 Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

                Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions and What Firefighters are Doing sections


                Time of issue: 10:35 AM
                Date of issue: 29 August 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Coulomb Point Nature Reserve between Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                • The fire is burning in the Coulomb Point Nature Reserve between Manari Road and Cape Leveque Road.

                WHAT TO DO:

                • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                • Reconsider camping in the area.
                • 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 in the area are open.

                Smoke may effect the Cape Leveque Road 20 kilometres south of Country Downs Homestead Road or 40 kilometres north of the Minari Road intersection.  

                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 on the scene.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:57 PM on 12 August 2018.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                • DFES is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                END 

                Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


                Time of issue: 09:58 AM 
                Date of issue: 29 August 2018


                Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                ALERT LEVEL: 

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in the vicinity of Molly Springs Community, 30km west of Kununurra.

                • 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 Gibb River Road and Great Northern Highway in Ngamoowalem Reserve.

                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: 

                  Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                  The following road is closed:

                  • Molly Springs Day Visitor Area access 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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are conducting back burning.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 06:30 AM on 20 August 2018 and currently there has been 20000 hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                  KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                  Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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


                  Time of issue: 09:19 AM 
                  Date of issue: 29 August 2018


                  Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 30km west of Kununurra in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

                  ALERT LEVEL: 

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway in the vicinity of Molly Springs Community, 30km west of Kununurra.

                  • 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 Gibb River Road and Great Northern Highway in Ngamoowalem Reserve.

                  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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are conducting back burning.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 06:30 AM on 20 August 2018 and currently there has been 20000 hectares burnt.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                    Bushfire All Clear for 10 kilometres south of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 10 kilometres south of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

                    Please note change to Alert Level


                    Time of issue: 04:02 PM
                    Date of issue: 28 August 2018


                    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  10 kilometres south of NULLAGINE in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Marble Bar Road 10 kilometres south of Nullagine townsite in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA..

                    • The bushfire that was burning south of Nullagine, near Marble Bar Road in NULLAGINE has been extinguished.
                    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

                    WHAT TO DO:

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


                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 02:20 PM on 27 August 2018 and currently there has been 5 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 or listen to news bulletins.
                    No further updates will be issued.


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 03:36 PM
                    Date of issue: 28 August 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Coulomb Point in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Coulomb Point Nature Reserve between Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in the northern part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                    • The fire is burning in the Coulomb Point Nature Reserve between Manari Road and Cape Leveque Road.

                    WHAT TO DO:

                    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
                    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
                    • Reconsider camping in the area.
                    • 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:

                    Some roads may be closed.

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

                    Roads open with caution include:

                    • Manari Road - North of Quandong Point Road. 
                    • Cape Leveque Road between Manari Road and Beagle Bay turnoff.

                    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 monitoring the situation.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 02:57 PM on 12 August 2018.
                    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
                    • DFES is managing the fire.


                    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                    END 

                    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 03:29 PM
                    Date of issue: 28 August 2018


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Port Smith Road and Bidyadanga Road in LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                    • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway with smoke from backburning likely to impact the road, south of Port Smith Road.

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      If driving

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

                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are on the scene.
                      • DFES staff, supported by Bidyadanga VFES firefighters and Karajarri Aboriginal Rangers will be conducting backburning activities between Port Smith Road and Bidyadanga Road. 


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 10:50 AM on 23 August 2018.
                      • DFES is managing the fire.


                      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


                      END 

                      Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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


                      Time of issue: 11:12 AM
                      Date of issue: 28 August 2018


                      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway in parts of LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Port Smith Road and Bidyadanga Road in LAGRANGE in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

                      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
                      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
                      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
                      • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway with smoke from backburning likely to impact the road, south of Port Smith Road.

                      WHAT TO DO:

                        If driving

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

                        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are on the scene.
                        • DFES staff, supported by Bidyadanga VFES firefighters and Karajarri Aboriginal Rangers will be conducting backburning activities between Port Smith Road and Bidyadanga Road. 


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 10:50 AM on 23 August 2018.
                        • 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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