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Bushfire ALL CLEAR for five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 3:52pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome. Content:   An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome.
 
  • The bushfire 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:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.   

 

EXTRA INFORMATION: 

 
  • The fire was reported at 2.50pm on Monday 28 July 2014 and currently there has been 3000 hectares burnt.  
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.  
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.   
  • DFES managing the fire.   

No further updates will be issued.  

Publication Time: 31/07/2014 3:50 PM Expiration Time: 1/08/2014 8:00 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Cane River Conservation Park in the Shire of Ashburton

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 3:26pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the West Coastal Highway, 10km south of the Onslow turn-off, in Cane River Conservation Park in the Shire of Ashburton. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department Parks and Wildlife    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along the West Coastal Highway, 10km south of the Onslow turn-off, in Cane River Conservation Park in the Shire of Ashburton.   Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: The fire is burning slowly in a westerly direction inside the reserve and away from West Coastal Highway.   WHAT TO DO:
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

ROAD CLOSURES: No roads are closed.
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES: No recreation sites are closed.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Parks and Wildlife is monitoring the fire remotely.

KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au, www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported yesterday, Wednesday 30 July 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • The fire has burnt through 550 hectares.
  • The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.
 
The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Friday 1 August 2014) unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 31/07/2014 3:14 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road, in the Shire of

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 3:22pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road, in the Shire of Broome. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road, in the Shire of Broome.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but 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 and eastern side of Great Northern Highway. The fire now extends to 10 kilometres south of the Bidyadanga Road turn off.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• Some of the bushfire activity is moving slowly along Great Northern Highway in a southerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• The fire has burnt approximately 15,000 hectares.

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:
No roads are closed.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

DFES and local rangers are continuing to monitor the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11am Friday 1 August 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/07/2014 3:20 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 2:02pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling near the Auski Roadhouse on Munjina-Nanutarra Road, 20km west of the Great Northern Highway. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
 
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling near the Auski Roadhouse on Munjina-Nanutarra Road, 20km west of the Great Northern Highway. 

•          Although there is no immediate threat to motorists, smoke may be blown over the road.
•          The fire started on the north-eastern side of Karijini National Park.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
•          The bushfire is moving moderately in a westerly direction.
•          It is out of control and unpredictable.
•          The current wind direction is north-easterly however firefighters are expecting this to change to south-easterly.

WHAT TO DO:
•          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:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.  

No roads are closed.

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

•          Staff the Department of Parks and Wildlife are onsite monitoring the fire, which is burning in inaccessible country.

 EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The cause of the fire is unknown.
•          The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire. 

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.  

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Friday 1 August 2014) unless the situation changes. 
  Publication Time: 31/07/2014 1:55 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road, in the Shire of Broome

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:09am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road, in the Shire of Broome. Content:

​A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, between Bidyadanga Road and Fraser Downs Road, in the Shire of Broome.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but 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 and eastern side of Great Northern Highway. The fire now extends to 10 kilometres south of the Bidyadanga Road turn off.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• Some of the bushfire activity is moving slowly along Great Northern Highway in a southerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• The fire has burnt approximately 15,000 hectares.

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:
No roads are closed.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: DFES and local rangers are continuing to monitor the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm Thursday 31 July 2014 unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 31/07/2014 10:06 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome

Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:05am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome. Content:

​​A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Great Northern Highway, five kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke along Great Northern Highway.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire started along Great Northern Highway and is burning alongside the highway and in Roebuck Plains.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly along Great Northern Highway, heading in a southerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• The bushfire has burnt approximately 3000 hectares.

WHAT TO DO:
• 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:
No roads are closed.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
DFES and pastoralists are continuing to monitor the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 2.50pm on Monday 28 July 2014.
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm Thursday 31 July 2014 unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 31/07/2014 10:02 AM
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