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Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 3:05pm
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

Please note there are three fires in this alert


Time of issue: 03:05 PM 
Date of issue: 29 November 2017


Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL: 

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

  • 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.
  • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

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 fires are not contained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

    • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
    • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are building containment lines and undertaking aerial surveillance.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 4000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


    Storm - Take Action Now for Goldfields-Midlands

    Wed, 29/11/2017 - 3:00pm
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands 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: 03:00 PM
    Date of issue: 29 November 2017


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

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

    Locations which may be affected include Warburton.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES advises you to:

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

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


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 29/11/2017 14:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised satellite imagery showed an area of thunderstorms southeast of Warburton and moving east towards the South Australian border. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


    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 Goldfields-Midlands

    Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:47am
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


    Time of issue: 11:47 AM
    Date of issue: 29 November 2017


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

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

    Locations which may be affected include Warburton.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    DFES advises you to:

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

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


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 29/11/2017 11:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause damage to homes and property.


    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 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:12am
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 11:12 AM
    Date of issue: 29 November 2017


    Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

    • 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 fires are burning on both sides of Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE.

    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 fires are out of control and unpredictable and moving in a northerly direction. 


      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 Dundas.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:11 PM on 27 November 2017.
      • 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 65 kilometres east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:11am
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 65 kilometres east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 11:11 AM
      Date of issue: 29 November 2017


      Bushfire ADVICE for 65 kilometres east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of Dundas Nature Reserve.

      • 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 moving towards Eyre Highway. Smoke is impacting the highway.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.


        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 DUNDAS.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:35 PM on 27 November 2017.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • 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 Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:05am
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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


        Time of issue: 11:05 AM
        Date of issue: 29 November 2017


        Bushfire ADVICE for Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling in the vicinity of Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

        • 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 fires are burning on both sides of Anne Beadell Highway

        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.
          A number of roads have been closed including:

          • Anne Beadell Highway between Laverton and Neale Junction. 

          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 LAVERTON.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:53 AM on 26 November 2017.
          • 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 Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:42am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 29 November 2017


          Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

          • 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 approximately 12 kilometres south of Caiguna Roadhouse. Smoke is impacting Eyre Highway.

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.
            • Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from westerly to southerly.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed. Smoke is impacting Eyre Highway. 

            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 DUNDAS.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on their way.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:14 PM on 28 November 2017.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • 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 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:38am
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON 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: 10:38 AM
            Date of issue: 29 November 2017


            Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road and Bandya Road, 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

            • 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 Central 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 Laverton.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 07:01 PM on 26 November 2017.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • The Shire of Laverton is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

              Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:22am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

              Please note there are three fires in this alert and changes under Road Closures.


              Time of issue: 10:22 AM 
              Date of issue: 29 November 2017


              Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

              ALERT LEVEL: 

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

              • 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.
              • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

              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 fires are not contained.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

                • All access tracks south of Eyre Highway to Baxter Cliffs between Toolinna Cove track and Cocklebiddy
                • Telegraph track between Point Culver and Cocklebiddy/Twilight Cove

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are building and strengthening containment lines.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 4000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                Bushfire Advice for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                Tue, 28/11/2017 - 5:12pm
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


                Time of issue: 05:12 PM
                Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                • 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 fires are burning on both sides of Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE.

                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 fires are out of control and unpredictable and moving in a northerly direction. 


                  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 Dundas.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 01:11 PM on 27 November 2017.
                  • 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 65 kilometres east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                  Tue, 28/11/2017 - 4:57pm
                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 65 kilometres east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                  Please note that this fire is now being managed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Please note changes to bushfire behaviour.


                  Time of issue: 04:57 PM
                  Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                  Bushfire ADVICE for 65 kilometres east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of Dundas Nature Reserve.

                  • 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 moving towards Eyre Highway. Smoke is impacting the highway.

                  WHAT TO DO:

                    If driving

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

                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.


                    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 DUNDAS.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                    • The fire was reported at 02:35 PM on 27 November 2017.
                    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                    • 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 Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                    Tue, 28/11/2017 - 4:32pm
                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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


                    Time of issue: 04:32 PM
                    Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                    Bushfire ADVICE for Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway in the vicinity of Caiguna Roadhouse in CAIGUNA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                    • 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 approximately 12 kilometres south of Caiguna Roadhouse. Smoke is impacting Eyre Highway.

                    WHAT TO DO:

                      If driving

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

                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
                      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
                      • Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from westerly to southerly.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                      Roads have not been closed. Smoke is impacting Eyre Highway. 

                      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 DUNDAS.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are on their way.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 02:14 PM on 28 November 2017.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                      • 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 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                      Tue, 28/11/2017 - 3:28pm
                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON 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: 03:28 PM
                      Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                      Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road and Bandya Road, 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                      • 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 Central 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 Laverton.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                        EXTRA INFORMATION:

                        • The fire was reported at 07:01 PM on 26 November 2017.
                        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                        • The Shire of Laverton 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 65km east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                        Tue, 28/11/2017 - 3:24pm
                        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 65km east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 03:24 PM 
                        Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                        Bushfire ADVICE for 65km east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                        ALERT LEVEL: 

                        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of Dundas Nature Reserve.

                        • 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 EYRE HWY in FRASER RANGE.

                        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.


                          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 DUNDAS.


                          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                          • Firefighters are building and strengthening containment lines.


                          EXTRA INFORMATION:

                          • The fire was reported at 02:35 PM on 27 November 2017.
                          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                          Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                          Tue, 28/11/2017 - 2:49pm
                          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                          Please note there are four fires included in this alert


                          Time of issue: 02:49 PM 
                          Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                          Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                          ALERT LEVEL: 

                          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

                          • 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.
                          • Four fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area; 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area; and 12km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Cardanumbi Rockhole.

                          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 fires are burning in a south-easterly direction and are not contained.


                            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

                            Roads have not been closed, but motorists should avoid Telegraph Track. There will be smoke over Eyre Highway.

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


                            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                            EXTRA INFORMATION:

                            • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 28 November 2017 and currently there has been 1000 hectares burnt.
                            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                            • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                            KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                            Bushfire Advice for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                            Tue, 28/11/2017 - 12:08pm
                            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                            Please note three fires are included in this alert


                            Time of issue: 12:08 PM 
                            Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                            Bushfire ADVICE for Nuytsland Nature Reserve in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                            ALERT LEVEL: 

                            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, including Eyre Highway, in the Shire of Dundas.

                            • 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.
                            • Three fires are burning in the nature reserve, including 20km south-west of Cocklebiddy in the Nalonya area; 65km south-west of Caiguna in the Toolina Cove area; and 65km south-south-east of Caiguna in the Baxter Cliffs area.

                            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 fires are burning in a south-easterly direction and are not contained.


                              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

                              Roads have not been closed, but motorists should avoid Telegraph Track. There will be smoke over Eyre Highway.

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


                              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                              EXTRA INFORMATION:

                              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                              • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                              KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                              Bushfire Advice for 65km east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                              Tue, 28/11/2017 - 9:24am
                              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 65km east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 09:24 AM 
                              Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                              Bushfire ADVICE for 65km east of Norseman in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                              ALERT LEVEL: 

                              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of Dundas Nature Reserve.

                              • 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 EYRE HWY in FRASER RANGE.

                              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.


                                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 DUNDAS.


                                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                • The fire was reported at 02:35 PM on 27 November 2017.
                                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                                • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


                                KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


                                Bushfire Advice for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                                Tue, 28/11/2017 - 9:18am
                                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON Content:

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

                                Please note changes under Alert Area and Bushfire Behaviour


                                Time of issue: 09:18 AM
                                Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                                Bushfire ADVICE for 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

                                ALERT LEVEL:

                                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Central Road and Bandya Road, 30 kilometres north of LAVERTON in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

                                • 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 Central 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 Laverton.


                                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                  • The fire was reported at 07:01 PM on 26 November 2017.
                                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                                  • The Shire of Laverton 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 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                                  Tue, 28/11/2017 - 9:11am
                                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

                                  Please note changes under Alert Level and Bushfire Behaviour


                                  Time of issue: 09:11 AM
                                  Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                                  Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                                  ALERT LEVEL:

                                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                                  • 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 fires are burning on both sides of Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE.

                                  WHAT TO DO:

                                    If driving

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

                                    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                                    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


                                    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                                    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                                    EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                    • The fire was reported at 01:11 PM on 27 November 2017.
                                    • 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 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                                    Tue, 28/11/2017 - 8:45am
                                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 08:45 AM
                                    Date of issue: 28 November 2017


                                    Bushfire ADVICE for 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                                    ALERT LEVEL:

                                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

                                    • 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 both sides of Eyre Highway, 80 kilometres east of Norseman in FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                                    WHAT TO DO:

                                      If driving

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

                                      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                                      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
                                      • It is 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 Dundas.


                                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


                                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                                      • The fire was reported at 01:11 PM on 27 November 2017.
                                      • 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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