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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 03:43 PM
Date of issue: 21 February 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road and John Forrest Road in the south, Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road in the east, Desmond Road in the north and Moir Road to the west, including RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

  • 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.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Road Eleven, which is a dirt track, is 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • 4 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
    • Currently there has been 950 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


    END


    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Caroline Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN 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


    Time of issue: 02:58 PM
    Date of issue: 21 February 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Caroline Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of Mount Caroline Nature Reserve 20km south-west of Kellerberrin in the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN.

    • 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 GARDNER RD and KELLERBERRIN-YOTING RD in MOUNT CAROLINE.

    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 stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.


      The bushfire is stationery however there maybe some fire activity in unburnt pockets


      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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

      This area is habitat for the endangered rock wallaby.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
      • 5 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 19 February 2020.
      • Currently there has been 4 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


      END


      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE Content:

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

      Please note changes to the alert level.


      Time of issue: 02:33 PM
      Date of issue: 21 February 2020


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in the area bounded by Nettleton Road to the North, Barge Drive to the East, Kiln Road to the South and Soldiers Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

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

      WHAT TO DO:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads are no longer closed.

      • South Western Highway between Nettleton Road and Wilaring Street has been reopened.
      • Cardup Siding Road between South Western Highway and Soldiers Road has been reopened.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are continuing to patrol the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:41 AM on 21 February 2020.
      • Currently there has been 5.5 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

      No further updates will be issued.


      END


      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 10:53 AM
      Date of issue: 21 February 2020


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road and John Forrest Road in the south, Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road in the east, Desmond Road in the north and Moir Road to the west, including RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

      • 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.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        • Road Eleven, which is a dirt track, is 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
        • 4 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • Currently there has been 950 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END


        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE Content:

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

        Please note changes to the alert level.


        Time of issue: 09:51 AM
        Date of issue: 21 February 2020


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the area bounded by Nettleton Road to the North, Barge Drive to the East, Kiln Road to the South and Soldiers Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has been contained and controlled.
        • 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 MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

        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 ALL CLEAR for southern parts of BYFORD and the north eastern parts of CARDUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in the area bounded by Mead Road to the North, Soldiers Road East, Redcliffe Road to the South and Warrington Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD and north eastern parts of CARDUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

        • The bushfire is not longer impacting the community in this area.
        • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

        WHAT TO DO:

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads are no longer closed.

        • South Western Highway between Nettleton Road and Wilaring Street has been reopened.
        • Cardup Siding Road between South Western Highway and Soldiers Road has been reopened.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, continuing to build and strengthen containment lines.
        • 55 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:41 AM on 21 February 2020.
        • Currently there has been 5.5 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END


        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Caroline Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN 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


        Time of issue: 09:15 AM
        Date of issue: 21 February 2020


        Bushfire ADVICE for Mount Caroline Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of Mount Caroline Nature Reserve 20km south-west of Kellerberrin in the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN.

        • 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 GARDNER RD and KELLERBERRIN-YOTING RD in MOUNT CAROLINE.

        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 stationary.
          • It is contained but not controlled.


          The bushfire is stationery however there maybe some fire activity in unburnt pockets


          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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN.

          ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

          This area is habitat for the endangered rock wallaby.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
          • 10 Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Bushfire Brigages firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 19 February 2020.
          • Currently there has been 4 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


          END


          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behabour and What Firefighters are Doing


          Time of issue: 07:32 AM
          Date of issue: 21 February 2020


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the area bounded by Nettelton Road to the North, Barge Drive to the East, Kiln Road to the South and Soldiers Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

          • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded due to an increase in fire activity.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

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


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BYFORD and the north eastern parts of CARDUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the area bounded by Mead Road to the North, Soldiers Road East, Redcliffe Road to the South and Warrington Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD and north eastern parts of CARDUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

          • 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 MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

          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 stationary.
          • It is contained but not controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads are no longer closed.

          • South Western Highway between Nettleton Road and Wilaring Street has been reopened.
          • Cardup Siding Road between South Western Highway and Soldiers Road has been reopened.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and continuing to build and strengthen containment lines.
          • 55 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:41 AM on 21 February 2020.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


          END


          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE Content:

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

          Please note changes under Road Closures


          Time of issue: 05:57 AM
          Date of issue: 21 February 2020


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in the area bounded by Nettelton Road to the North, Barge Drive to the East, Kiln Road to the South and Soldiers Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

          • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded due to an increase in fire activity.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

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


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BYFORD and the north eastern parts of CARDUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the area bounded by Mead Road to the North, Soldiers Road East, Redcliffe Road to the South and Warrington Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD and north eastern parts of CARDUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

          • 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 MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads are no longer closed.

          • South Western Highway between Nettleton Road and Wilaring Street has been reopened.
          • Cardup Siding Road between South Western Highway and Soldiers Road has been reopened.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
          • 100 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:41 AM on 21 February 2020.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


          END


          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE Content:

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

          Please note that this alert has been upgraded to a Watch and Act. Changes have been included throughout.


          Time of issue: 04:17 AM
          Date of issue: 21 February 2020


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people for people in the area bounded by Nettelton Road to the North, Barge Drive to the East, Kiln Road to the South and Soldiers Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

          • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded due to an increase in fire activity.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • South Western Highway between Nettleton Road and Kiln 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
          • 40 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:41 AM on 21 February 2020.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


          END


          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE Content:

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

          This is a new alert


          Time of issue: 02:38 AM
          Date of issue: 21 February 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people for people in the area bounded by Nettelton Road to the North and East, Wilaring Street to the South and Gordin Road to the West in the southern part of BYFORD in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

          • 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 MICHAEL ST and DOUGALL ST in BYFORD.

          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 in a north westerly direction.


          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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
          • 30 Career Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:41 AM on 21 February 2020.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

          The next update will be provided by 11am today unless the situation changes.


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