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Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Broome

4 hours 25 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people on the Great Northern Highway approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Broome. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people on the Great Northern Highway approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome 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 northern side of the highway for about five kilometres betwen Broome and Derby.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving in a western direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Fire crews are monitoring the situation.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported 12pm on Wednesday 16 April.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.Publication Time: 17/04/2014 10:08 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Broome

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 3:07pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people on the Great Northern Highway approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Broome. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people on the Great Northern Highway approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome 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 northern side of the highway for about five kilometres betwen Broome and Derby.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving in a western direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Fire crews are monitoring the situation.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported today at 12pm.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE: Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow Thursday 17 April unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 16/04/2014 3:05 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Broome

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:37pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on the Great Northern Highway approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome in the Shire of Broome. Content:

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on the Great Northern Highway approximately 100 kilometres east of Broome 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 northern side of the highway for about five kilometres betwen Broome and Derby.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a eastern direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.

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.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Fire crews are monitoring the situation.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported today at 12pm.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209, follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

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

  Publication Time: 16/04/2014 12:34 PM
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