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Bushfire Advice for north eastern parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note this bushfire has been downgraded


Time of issue: 08:03 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in north eastern parts of the KUNUNURRA town site, including the Hidden Valley residential area and the eastern side of Weaber Plain Road, in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as it is controlled and no longer impacting the community.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of VICTORIA HWY and CASUARINA WAY in KUNUNURRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is controlled but not contained.


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 SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:26 PM on 14 November 2019.
  • 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 Watch and Act for north eastern parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour


Time of issue: 07:13 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for north eastern parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in north eastern parts of the KUNUNURRA town site, including the Hidden Valley residential area and the eastern side of Weaber Plain Road, in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of VICTORIA HWY and CASUARINA WAY in KUNUNURRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is controlled but not contained.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:26 PM on 14 November 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

Please note the alert level has been downgraded


Time of issue: 06:33 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Werribee Road, Hawke Avenue and McMullen Road in WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as it is now contained.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of WERRIBEE RD and VINEYARD RD in WUNDOWIE.
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.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:45 PM on 14 November 2019.
  • 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 Watch and Act for parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 05:38 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people north eastern parts of the KUNUNURRA town site, including the Hidden Valley residential area and the eastern side of Weaber Plain Road, in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of VICTORIA HWY and CASUARINA WAY in KUNUNURRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:26 PM on 14 November 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

Please note the alert level has been downgraded


Time of issue: 05:33 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Werribee Road, Hawke Avenue and McMullen Road in WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of WERRIBEE RD and VINEYARD RD in WUNDOWIE.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:45 PM on 14 November 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Smoke Alert Advice for Manjimup, Bridgetown and Balingup in South West

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Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Bridgetown and Balingup in the Shires of Manjimup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Donnybrook-Balingup Content:

The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Time of issue: 05:22 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019

Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Bridgetown and Balingup in the Shires of Manjimup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Donnybrook-Balingup

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Manjimup, Bridgetown and Balingup in the Shires of Manjimup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Donnybrook-Balingup.

The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out 5km south of Manjimup by the Parks and Wildlife Service and is expected to clear overnight

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


END

Bushfire All Clear for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes to What Firefighters Are Doing section


Time of issue: 04:50 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Utakarra Road, Maloney Road, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road and North West Coastal Highway in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • The bushfire that was burning near the intersection of MOLONEY ST and BROCKAGH DR in UTAKARRA has been contained and is under control.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed however speed restrictions apply.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area for the rest of the day.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:53 AM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 70 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


END

Bushfire Emergency Warning for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:44 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people north of Werribee Road and west of Hawke Avenue in WUNDOWIE in SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes in Hawke Avenue are under threat by fire now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of WERRIBEE RD and VINEYARD RD in WUNDOWIE.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:45 PM on 14 November 2019.
  • 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.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 03:52 PM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Manari Road and the Beagle Bay turn-off in parts of WATERBANK and the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of BROOME-CAPE LEVEQUE ROAD and MANARI ROAD in WATERBANK.
  • It is burning in inaccessible areas to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque 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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
    • It is controlled but not contained.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed however traffic management is in place.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
    • 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 ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER 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: 14 November 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along TRANS ACCESS ROAD between ZANTHUS SIDING and KITCHENER SIDING in ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is 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 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:18 PM on 30 October 2019.
    • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FRASER RANGE 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: 03:40 PM
    Date of issue: 14 November 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway near the FRASER RANGE in 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 started north of Eyre Highway in the 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 bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
      • It is uncontained and not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      Eyre Highway is now open.

      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 the scene, strengthening containment lines.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 03:29 PM on 27 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 14,000 hectares burnt.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

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      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

      Please note changes to What Firefighters Are Doing section


      Time of issue: 03:24 PM
      Date of issue: 14 November 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now under control.
      • 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 GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
      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.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      All roads have 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
      • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

      Please note changes to Road Closures and What Firefighter Are Doing sections


      Time of issue: 02:18 PM
      Date of issue: 14 November 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now under control.
      • 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 GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
      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.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      All roads have 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 6 firefighters firefighters are attending.

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


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
      • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

      EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:32 AM
      Date of issue: 14 November 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Manari Road and the Beagle Bay turn-off in parts of WATERBANK and the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of BROOME-CAPE LEVEQUE ROAD and MANARI ROAD in WATERBANK.
      • It is burning in inaccessible areas to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque 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.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
        • It is controlled but not contained.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed however traffic management is in place.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
        • 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 ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER 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: 10:30 AM
        Date of issue: 14 November 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along TRANS ACCESS ROAD between ZANTHUS SIDING and KITCHENER SIDING in ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is 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 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 04:18 PM on 30 October 2019.
        • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 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 northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON 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: 10:28 AM
        Date of issue: 14 November 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now under control.
        • 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 GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
        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.


        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:

        • Glenfield Beach Drive
        • Hillview Drive
        • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
        • Reef Boulevard

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up, strengthening containment lines.
        • 17 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
        • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FRASER RANGE 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: 10:27 AM
        Date of issue: 14 November 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway near the FRASER RANGE in 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 started north of Eyre Highway in the 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 bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
          • It is uncontained and not controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          Eyre Highway is now open.

          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 the scene, strengthening containment lines.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:29 PM on 27 October 2019.
          • Currently there has been 14,000 hectares burnt.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

          Bushfire Advice for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

          Please note changes to What Firefighters Are Doing section


          Time of issue: 10:23 AM
          Date of issue: 14 November 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Utakarra Road, Maloney Road, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road and North West Coastal Highway in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

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

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed however speed restrictions apply.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 11:53 AM on 13 November 2019.
          • Currently there has been 70 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • 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 All Clear for parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

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

          Please note this Alert is now an All Clear


          Time of issue: 09:22 AM
          Date of issue: 14 November 2019


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of the intersection of Goods Road and Flynn Road in parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

          • The bushfire has been extinguished.
          • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
          • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
          WHAT TO DO:
          • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Roads have not been closed.

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:17 AM on 13 November 2019.
          • Currently there has been 35 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Mundaring is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

          Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
          No further updates will be issued.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

          Please note the alert level for this fire has been downgraded, the fire is now under control.


          Time of issue: 07:54 AM
          Date of issue: 14 November 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now under control.
          • 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 GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
          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.


          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:

          • Glenfield Beach Drive
          • Hillview Drive
          • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
          • Reef Boulevard

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up, strengthening containment lines.
          • 17 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
          • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


          END

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