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​Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Neerabup Lake in the City of Waneroo

4 hours 52 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo. Content:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo.

  • The bushfire has been extinguished. 
  • Firefighters have worked tirelessly together with other agencies since the fire was reported.
  • 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. 

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters will monitor the area three times per day over the next four weeks. This is to ensure there are no flare ups as the chance of re-ignition is high due to the fire burning peet soil. 


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11.11pm on 21 October 2014.
    • The cause of the fire is a lightning strike.
    • The City of Waneroo is managing the fire. 


    No further updates will be issued.

    Publication Time: 25/10/2014 10:33 AM Expiration Time: 27/10/2014 8:00 AM

    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Nanutarra Munjina Road in the Shire of Ashburton

    Fri, 24/10/2014 - 3:14pm
    Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Nanutarra Munjina Road, between Paraburdoo Road and Nameless Valley Drive, in the Shire of Ashburton. Content: ALERT LEVEL:   
    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Nanutarra Munjina Road, between Paraburdoo Road and Nameless Valley Drive, in the Shire of Ashburton. 
    • The bushfire has been extinguished.
    • Firefighters have worked tirelessly since the fire was reported.
    • 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:
    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site. 

     

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    •  DFES will continue to monitor the area remotely.  

     

    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported on 18 October 2014 and currently there has been 12,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire was lightning. 

     

    No further updates will be issued.

    Publication Time: 24/10/2014 3:15 PM Expiration Time: 25/10/2014 11:00 AM

    Bushfire ADVICE for Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo

    Fri, 24/10/2014 - 3:03pm
    Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo. Content:

    A bushfire ADVICE remains for people bounded by Wanneroo Road, south of Wattle Avenue, north of Flynn Drive and west of Mather Drive near Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo.

    • 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 in bushland surrounding Neerabup Lake.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
    • The bushfire is stationary.
    • The fire is burning in peat, which is a build-up of decaying plant matter that forms in wetlands, and because peat burns underground it can be difficult to extinguish.
    • It is contained but not under control.

    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.

    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:
    Up to 85 volunteer firefighters from the Wanneroo, East Swan, Gosnells, Muchea, South Coogee, Byford, Bedfordale, Waterloo, Jandakot, Kalamunda and Quinns Rocks Bush Fire Brigades and the Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire Service are actively fighting the fire.

    EXTRA INFORMATION:
    • The incident was reported at 1.11pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014.  
    • The cause of the fire is a lightning strike.
    • It has burnt approximately three hectares.
    • The City of Wanneroo 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 11am tomorrow, Saturday 25 October 2014 unless the situation changes.

    Publication Time: 24/10/2014 2:59 PM
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