EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

Please note changes to warning areas. The Kwinana Freeway is CLOSED between Mundijong Road and Karnup Road.

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: 12:23 PM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bertenshaw Road, St Albans Road, Folly Road, Young Road, Doghill Road and Kwinana Freeway on the eastern side of Kwinana Freeway in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire conditions are erratic and it is impacting properties.
  • The fire started near the intersection of KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS.
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 parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mundijong Road, St Albans Road, Bertenshaw Road, Doghill Road, Powell Road, Serperntine Road and Baldivis Road in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

  • 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.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


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:

  • Kwinana Freeway between Mundjong Road and Karnup 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 CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • Currently there has been 72 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Emergency Warning for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

Please note: An evacuation centre has been opened at the Geographe Leisure Centre. Changes throughout alert.

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 12:10 PM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near Canebrake Road in Vasse Plantation.
  • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Osmington Road and Mowen Road.

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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


SAFER PLACE:

An evacuation centre has been set up at the Geographe Leisure Centre (Corner Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane, West Busselton).

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:
People should leave the area in a westerly direction towards Margaret River.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Mowen Road has been closed from Sues Road to Jalbaragup Road. Multiple forest tracks are 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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel Road.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 22 May 2019..
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for south of Jarrahwood townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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

Please note: An evacuation centre has been opened at the Geographe Leisure Centre.

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 11:58 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
  • The fire started near the intersection of JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD

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 south of Jarrahwood townsite in the CITY OF BUSSELTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Jarrahwood townsite between Jarrahwood Road and Jarrah Log Road in the CITY OF BUSSELTON.

  • 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 JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD
  • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Jarrahwood townsite.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

An evacuation centre has been set up at the Geographe Leisure Centre (Corner Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane, West Busselton).

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:
Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Vasse Highway between Cundinup West Road and Petryl 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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

  • The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel Road.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and undertaking asset protection.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 21 May 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West 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: 11:39 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019

Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West

If you live in parts of the South West district you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming tonight.

Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River.

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

WHAT TO DO:

DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

  • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
  • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
  • Move vehicles under cover
  • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
  • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
  • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


WEATHER DETAILS:

At 06/06/2019 10:59:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a vigorous cold front will approach the southwest of the State during Thursday, arriving at the Capes around 11 pm Thursday night and extend east across the South West Land Division during Friday.As the cold front approaches the Capes, northerly winds are expected to strengthen with average winds reaching 50 to 60 kilometres per hour with DAMAGING GUSTS, possibly to 100 kilometres per hour at times from Thursday afternoon about coastal parts between Bunbury and Cape Leeuwin. Winds are expected to ease by early Friday morning as the front begins to move inland.Tides between Geraldton and Albany are higher than normal at present and are expected to remain so during Thursday and Friday. Tides are expected to rise SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE MARK with the POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS in the warning area, particularly within Geographe Bay. The tide at Busselton peaked at around 1.9m on the high tide at 10:30am this morning, which is nearly 0.5m above the highest astronomical tide. This level should gradually decrease during Thursday afternoon as the astronomical tide starts to drop.DAMAGING SURF conditions are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION between Bunbury and Cape Leeuwin.Heavy rainfall is expected with the passage of the front overnight Thursday and continuing into Friday. Falls between 30 and 50 mm along the west coast with isolated heavier falls possible extending up the west coast to Carnarvon.This front is the first in a series of significant fronts expected to affect the southwest of the State and brings to an end an extended dry period through much of the South West Land Division. Further fronts are expected over the weekend and into early next week.The winds ahead of the front on Thursday are expected to be windier than a typical front. The fronts on Saturday and Sunday are also expected to be windier than a typical front and it is likely that Severe Weather Warnings will be issued for these events.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or 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 Watch and Act for north eastern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

Please note changes to warning areas

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: 11:31 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Bertenshaw Road, St Albans Road, Folly Road, Young Road, Doghill Road and Kwinana Freeway on the eastern side of Kwinana Freeway in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as fire conditions are erratic and it is impacting properties.
  • The fire started near the intersection of KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS.
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 north eastern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Baldivis Road, Mundijong Road, St Albans Road and Bertenshaw Road in BALDIVIS in the CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

  • 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 KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


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:

  • Kwinana Freeway south of Mundijong 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 CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Emergency Warning for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

Please note: An evacuation centre has been opened at the Geographe Leisure Centre. Changes throughout alert.

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.

Standard Emergency Warning Signal to be sounded before broadcasting the following.


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


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near Canebrake Road in Vasse Plantation.
  • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Osmington Road and Mowen Road.

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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


SAFER PLACE:

An evacuation centre has been set up at the Geographe Leisure Centre (Corner Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Recreation Lane, West Busselton).

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at (place, address, directions).
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:
People should leave the area in a westerly direction towards Margaret River.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Mowen Road has been closed from Sues Road to Jalbaragup Road. Multiple forest tracks are 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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel Road.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 22 May 2019..
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:07 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Western part of FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Caves Road, Forest Grove Road, Harrison Road and Calgadup Road in FOREST GROVE in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

  • 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.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction.
  • 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 SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 09:22 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • 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 Watch and Act for south of Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON 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 Road Closures

This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.

Standard Emergency Warning Signal to be sounded before broadcasting the following.


Time of issue: 10:55 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
  • The fire started near the intersection of JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD

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 south of Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Jarrahwood townsite between Jarrahwood Road and Jarrah Log Road in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

  • 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 JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD
  • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Jarrahwood townsite.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFEST ROUTE:
Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

  • Vasse Highway between Cundinup West Road and Petryl Road

The Munda Biddi Trail is closed between Nannup townsite and the intersection of Claymore and Lidel 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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and undertaking asset protection.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
  • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 21 May 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for Broome Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome Road in ROEBUCK in 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: 10:45 AM
Date of issue: 06 June 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Broome Road in ROEBUCK in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the intersection of Broome Road and Crab Creek Road in the north western part of ROEBUCK in 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 started near the intersection of BROOME ROAD and KANAGAE DRIVE in ROEBUCK.
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 within firebreaks.


    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 BROOME.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:59 PM on 28 May 2019.
    • Currently there has been 2800 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • Pastoralists 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 southern part of DERBY in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of DERBY in 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: 10:42 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of DERBY in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Derby Highway, near Worsley Road, Derby.

    • 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 DERBY HWY and WORSLEY RD in DERBY.
    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.

    • The fire is contained on the northern boundary; the southern boundary is not contained.


    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 SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:07 PM on 1 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been 700 hectares burnt.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for the northern part of BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP 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: 10:21 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of Beelerup Road and east of Meotti Road in BEELERUP in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of BEELERUP ROAD and BANGADANG ROAD in BEELERUP.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads 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 DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • Three Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:03 PM on 5 June 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup 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 people on or near Mooney Valley Place in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people on or near Mooney Valley Place in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK 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: 10:13 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for people on or near Mooney Valley Place in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Mooney Valley Place north of Lights Road in OCEAN BEACH in the SHIRE OF DENMARK.

    • 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 on MOONEY VALLEY PLACE in OCEAN BEACH.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
    If driving
    • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
    • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
    • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:17 PM on 5 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been one hectares burnt.
    • Shire of Denmark 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 Emergency Warning for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

    This is a new alert

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.

    Standard Emergency Warning Signal to be sounded before broadcasting the following.


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


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the vicinity of Vasse Plantation, 22km south-west of Busselton in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The fire started near Canebrake Road in Vasse Plantation.
    • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Osmington Road..

    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 BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    SAFEST ROUTE:
    People should leave the area in a westerly direction towards Margaret River..


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Multiple forest tracks are 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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 22 May 2019..
    • 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.
    Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Watch and Act for north eastern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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


    Time of issue: 10:09 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Mundijong Road, Kwinana Freeway, Folly Road and St Albans Road in BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

    • 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 KWINANA FWY and SAFETY BAY RD in BALDIVIS.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
    • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • 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 CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 09:29 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Watch and Act for south of Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON 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

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.

    Standard Emergency Warning Signal to be sounded before broadcasting the following.


    Time of issue: 09:55 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
    • The fire started near the intersection of JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD

    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 south of Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people south of Jarrahwood townsite between Jarrahwood Road and Jarrah Log Road in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

    • 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 JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD
    • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Jarrahwood townsite.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
    • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a southerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


    SAFEST ROUTE:
    Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Vasse Highway between Cundinup West Road and Petryl 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 CITY OF BUSSELTON.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and undertaking asset protection.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns. The most recent ignition was 21 May 2019.
    • 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.
    Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


    END

    Storm - Get Ready for South West, Lower South West

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West Content:

    There is no change to the previous alert

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


    Time of issue: 09:36 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019

    Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West

    If you live in parts of the South West district you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming tonight.

    Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

    • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
    • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
    • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
    • Move vehicles under cover
    • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
    • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
    • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

    If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 06/06/2019 05:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a vigorous cold front will approach the southwest of the State during Thursday, arriving at the Capes around 11 pm Thursday night and extend east across the South West Land Division during Friday.As the cold front approaches the Capes, northerly winds are expected to strengthen with average winds reaching 50 to 60 kilometres per hour with DAMAGING GUSTS, possibly to 100 kilometres per hour at times from Thursday afternoon about coastal parts between Bunbury and Cape Leeuwin. Winds are expected to ease early Friday morning as the front begins to move inland.Tides between Geraldton and Albany are higher than normal at present and are expected to remain so during Thursday and Friday. Tides are expected to rise significantly above the normal tide mark with the potential for flooding of low-lying coastal areas in the warning area, particularly within Geographe Bay.Damaging surf conditions are possible which could cause beach erosion between Bunbury and Cape Leeuwin.Heavy rainfall is expected with the passage of the front overnight Thursday and continuing into Friday. Falls between 30 and 50 milliimetres along the west coast with isolated heavier falls possible extending up the west coast to Carnarvon.This front is the first in a series of significant fronts expected to affect the southwest of the State and brings to an end an extended dry period through much of the South West Land Division. Further fronts are expected over the weekend and into early next week.The winds ahead of the front on Thursday and Friday are expected to be windier than a typical front. The fronts on Saturday and Sunday are also expected to be windier than a typical front and it is likely that Severe Weather Warnings will be issued for these events.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

    Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or 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 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the SHIRE OF MURRAY Content:

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


    Time of issue: 09:31 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the SHIRE OF MURRAY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Dwellingup and surrounds in the SHIRE OF MURRAY.

    • The bushfire that was burning 20km north-east of Dwellingup has been contained and is under control.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

    WHAT TO DO:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:14 AM on 5 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been 10.5 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.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for parts of ROBINSON in CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of ROBINSON in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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


    Time of issue: 09:16 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of ROBINSON in CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Old Ellecker Road, Worsley Road, Charles Street and Cuming Road in ROBINSON in the CITY OF ALBANY.

    • 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 now 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:24 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • City of Albany 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 Emergency Warning for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

    This is an emergency broadcast from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It is essential that the words are not changed.


    Time of issue: 08:51 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people people in Jarrahwood townsite in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
    • The fire started near the intersection of JARRAHWOOD MILL RD and ASHCROFT RD in JARRAHWOOD

    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 BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    SAFEST ROUTE:
    Leave towards Busselton on the Vasse Highway.


    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 BUSSELTON.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:35 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been 5 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns.
    • 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.
    Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Baudin plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Baudin Plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


    Time of issue: 08:25 AM
    Date of issue: 06 June 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Baudin plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Baudin plantation in SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

    • 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 MARGARET RD and LAWSON RD in BAUDIN
    • It is burning in a southerly direction towards Mowen Road.

    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:

    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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:06 AM on 6 June 2019.
    • Currently there has been 40 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is an escape from pine harvest debris burns.
    • 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.


    END

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