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Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

2 hours 41 min ago
Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 03:45 PM
Date of issue: 22 April 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Woodstock, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 Town of Port Hedland.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • Town of Port Hedland rangers are also in attendance. 


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:49 PM on 16 April 2018 and currently there has been 17,000 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.
    • The Town of Port Hedland 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 

    After Storm: Cancellation for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    7 hours 8 min ago
    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West and Great Southern Content:

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


    Time of issue: 11:19 AM
    Date of issue: 22 April 2018

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

    As at 22/04/2018 04:28:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning for South West and South Coastal districts has been cancelled.

    Severe weather is no longer expected.

    WHAT TO DO:

    Now the severe weather has passed, DFES advises you to:

    • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
    • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
    • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
    • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
    • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
    • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
    • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 22/04/2018 04:28:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front and associated low pressure system are currently affecting South West WA. The cold front is expected to move steadily north and east today, producing gusty thunderstorms and widespread showers across a broad area southwest of Geraldton to Esperance, including Perth.However, Severe weather is no longer expected in Southwest WA. The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.Steady rainfall will continue from now until early this evening, with rainfall totals of 20-40mm forecast across the Lower West and South West districts. Winds are expected to strengthen during the afternoon, and a marine gale warning has been issued for the Leeuwin Coast. Tides will be higher than normal for the remainder of today between Jurien Bay and Walpole.The heaviest rainfall observed from this system (to 9am this morning) include:38.4mm at Mayanup South37mm at Ferguson Valley36mm at Newbicup.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Some roads may be closed.

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

    Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • Emergency services have answered more than 29 calls for help since 4pm on Saturday 21 April 2016.
    • throughout the south metropolitan area and south west region


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

    • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
    • In a life threatening situation call 000

    After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    7 hours 13 min ago
    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 11:13 AM
    Date of issue: 22 April 2018


    Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Woodstock, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
      • It is contained and under control.

       

      • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • Town of Port Hedland rangers are also in attendance. 


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:49 PM on 16 April 2018 and currently there has been 17,000 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.
      • The Town of Port Hedland 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 Karijini Drive in KARIJINI National Park in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      9 hours 34 min ago
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Karijini Drive in Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton Content:

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


      Time of issue: 08:53 AM 
      Date of issue: 22 April 2018


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  Karijini Drive in KARIJINI National Park in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

      ALERT LEVEL: 

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Karijini Drive in Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton.

      • The bushfire that was burning in Karijini National Park 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 ASHBURTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:19 PM on 21 April 2018.
      • The cause of the fire is accidental.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


      No further updates will be issued.


      END 

      Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      12 hours 41 min ago
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Continue to take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

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


      Time of issue: 05:45 AM
      Date of issue: 22 April 2018


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      If you live in the South West and parts of South Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Manjimup, Margaret River, Harvey and Walpole and surrounding areas.

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

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

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

      • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 22/04/2018 04:28:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will approach and move over the southwest of the State today, exending east across the South West Land Division by this evening. In isolated areas, thunderstorms and showers ahead of and associated with this cold front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour, that could cause damage to homes and property until Sunday afternoon. Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas during Sunday on the west coast north of Augusta. Wind, shower and thunderstorm activity will gradually ease from the west during Sunday evening.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads may be closed.

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

      Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

      • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
      • In a life threatening situation call 000

      After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      Sat, 21/04/2018 - 11:05pm
      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West and Great Southern Content:

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


      Time of issue: 11:05 PM
      Date of issue: 21 April 2018


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

      If you live in the South West and parts of South Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup, Margaret River, Harvey and Walpole and surrounding areas.

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

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

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

      • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 21/04/2018 22:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move over the southwest of the State during Sunday morning, and extend east across the South West Land Division by Sunday evening. In isolated areas, thunderstorms and showers ahead of and associated with this cold front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour, that could cause damage to homes and property from Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon. Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas during Sunday. Wind, shower and thunderstorm activity will gradually ease from the west during Sunday evening.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Some roads may be closed

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

      Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

      • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
      • In a life threatening situation call 000

      After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

      Sat, 21/04/2018 - 3:59pm
      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 03:59 PM
      Date of issue: 21 April 2018


      Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Woodstock, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
        • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.

         

        • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
        • 4 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
        • Town of Port Hedland rangers are also in attendance. 


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:49 PM on 16 April 2018.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • The Town of Port Hedland 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 

        Storm - Take Action Now for South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        Sat, 21/04/2018 - 3:30pm
        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern Content:

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


        Time of issue: 03:30 PM
        Date of issue: 21 April 2018


        Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern

        If you live in the South West and parts of South Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

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

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

        WHAT TO DO:

        DFES advises you to:

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

        • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

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


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 21/04/2018 15:14:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a cold front will move over the southwest of the State during Sunday morning, and extend east across the South West Land Division by Sunday evening. In isolated areas, thunderstorms and showers ahead of and associated with this cold front may produce damaging winds with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour, that could cause damage to homes and property from Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon. Higher than normal tides may cause flooding of low-lying coastal areas during Sunday. Wind, shower and thunderstorm activity will gradually ease from the west during Sunday evening.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Some roads may be closed

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

        Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or your local Shire.


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

        • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
        • In a life threatening situation call 000

        After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for Karijini Drive in KARIJINI National Park in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        Sat, 21/04/2018 - 2:47pm
        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Karijini Drive in Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton Content:

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


        Time of issue: 02:47 PM 
        Date of issue: 21 April 2018


        Bushfire ADVICE for Karijini Drive in KARIJINI National Park in the SHIRE OF ASHBURTON

        ALERT LEVEL: 

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Karijini Drive in Karijini National Park in the Shire of Ashburton.

        • 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 on KARIJINI DR in KARIJINI National Park

        WHAT TO DO: 

          If driving

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

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

          • It is uncontained.


          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 ASHBURTON.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:19 PM on 21 April 2018.
          • The cause of the fire is accidental.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE: 

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


          Smoke Alert All Clear for A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the parts of DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

          Sat, 21/04/2018 - 11:02am
          Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the parts of DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

          The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

          Please note change to alert level.

          Time of issue: 11:02 AM
          Date of issue: 21 April 2018

          A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for the parts of DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

          A Smoke Alert ALL CLEAR has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Kingston Rest, in Durack in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Smoke from prescribed burning activities is impacting the road. The smoke is expected to clear tomorrow.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
          • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

          ROAD CLOSURES:

          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.

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

          END

          Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          Sat, 21/04/2018 - 10:27am
          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND 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: 21 April 2018


          Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Woodstock, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
            • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.

             

            • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
            • 4 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
            • Town of Port Hedland rangers are also in attendance. 


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:49 PM on 16 April 2018.
            • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
            • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
            • The Town of Port Hedland 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 KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            Fri, 20/04/2018 - 5:40pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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

            Please note changes to Alert Level and throughout


            Time of issue: 05:40 PM
            Date of issue: 20 April 2018


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Wilson Road to the south, Glenarty Road to the east, Twenty Four Road to the north and Vansittart Road to the west in KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

            • The bushfire that was burning in grassland 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 as there is a lot of smoke in the area. 

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is contained and under control.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:56 PM on 20 April 2018 and currently there has been 1 hectares burnt.


            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 

            Smoke Alert Advice for Midland and surrounding areas in Perth Metropolitan

            Fri, 20/04/2018 - 4:37pm
            Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Midland and surrounding areas in the City of Swan Content:

            Time of issue:04:37 PM
            Date of issue: 20 April 2018

            Smoke Alert for Midland and surrounding areas in the City of Swan

            The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Midland and surrounds.

            The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today.

            The smoke is expected to clear by 12pm tomorrow.

            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 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 issued when the situation changes

            END 

            Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the parts of DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY in Kimberley

            Fri, 20/04/2018 - 4:08pm
            Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the parts of DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY Content:

            The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

            Time of issue: 04:08 PM
            Date of issue: 20 April 2018

            A Smoke Alert has been issued for the parts of DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY

            A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Kingston Rest, in Durack in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Smoke from prescribed burning activities is impacting the road. The smoke is expected to clear tomorrow.

            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:

            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.

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

            END

            Bushfire Advice for parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            Fri, 20/04/2018 - 4:01pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER 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: 04:01 PM
            Date of issue: 20 April 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Wilson Road to the south, Glenarty Road to the east, Twenty Four Road to the north and Vansittart Road to the west in KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

            • 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 is burning in grassland within the warning area.

            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 south easterly direction.
            • It is contained but not controlled.
            • The current wind direction is north westerly. 


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

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

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


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
            • 12 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 01:56 PM on 20 April 2018 and currently there has been 1 hectares burnt.
            • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


            END 

            Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

            Fri, 20/04/2018 - 3:41pm
            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

            Please note changes to What Firefighters Are Doing, Bushfire Behaviour and Extra Information sections


            Time of issue: 03:41 PM
            Date of issue: 20 April 2018


            Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Woodstock, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

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

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
              • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.

               

              • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
              • 4 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
              • Town of Port Hedland rangers are also in attendance. 


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:49 PM on 16 April 2018.
              • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
              • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
              • The Town of Port Hedland 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 KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              Fri, 20/04/2018 - 3:09pm
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


              Time of issue: 03:09 PM
              Date of issue: 20 April 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for parts of KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Wilson Road to the south, Glenarty Road to the east, Twenty Four Road to the north and Vansittart Road to the west in KUDARDUP in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

              • 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 is burning in grassland within the warning area.

              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 south easterly direction.
              • It is contained but not controlled.
              • The current wind direction is north westerly. 


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Roads have not been closed.

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

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


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
              • 12 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:56 PM on 20 April 2018 and currently there has been 1 hectares burnt.
              • Shire of Augusta-Margaret River is managing the fire.


              KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


              END 

              Bushfire Advice for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              Fri, 20/04/2018 - 11:06am
              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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


              Time of issue: 11:06 AM
              Date of issue: 20 April 2018


              Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, near Woodstock, approximately 140km south of PORT HEDLAND in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

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

              WHAT TO DO:

                If driving

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

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

                • It is uncontrolled and uncontained.
                • The fire is burning in an easterly direction.
                • The fire is burning on the western side of Great Northern Highway.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Roads have not been closed.

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

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


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:49 PM on 16 April 2018.
                • The Town of Port Hedland 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 the vicinity of WODGINA in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:54am
                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the vicinity of WODGINA in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND Content:

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

                Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


                Time of issue: 10:54 AM
                Date of issue: 20 April 2018


                Bushfire ALL CLEAR for  the vicinity of WODGINA in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

                ALERT LEVEL:

                An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway near Yandeyarra Road in WODGINA in the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND.

                • The bushfire is no 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 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 by contacting the Town of Port Hedland. 


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation remotely.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:07 PM on 17 April 2018 and currently there has been 13,500 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is unknown.
                • Town of Port Hedland 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 

                Smoke Alert Advice for Midland and surrounding areas in Perth Metropolitan

                Fri, 20/04/2018 - 8:54am
                Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Midland and surrounding areas in the City of Swan Content:

                Time of issue:08:54 AM
                Date of issue: 20 April 2018

                Smoke Alert for Midland and surrounding areas in the City of Swan

                The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a smoke alert for Midland and surrounds.

                The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn carried out yesterday.

                The smoke is expected to clear later today.

                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 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 issued when the situation changes

                END 

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