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Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Alco State Forest, 4km west of Palgarup in the Shire of Manjimup

16 min 42 sec ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Alco State Forest, 4km west of Palgarup in the Shire of Manjimup Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Alco State Forest, 4km west of Palgarup in the Shire of Manjimup.   ·        The bushfire that was burning has been extinguished. ·        The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.   ROAD CLOSURES: No roads are closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site   RECREATION SITE CLOSURES: No recreation sites are closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: ·        Firefighters are monitoring the site.   EXTRA INFORMATION: ·        The fire was reported at 4.30pm on 21 October 2014 and 1 hectare has been burnt. ·        The cause of the fire is deliberate lighting. People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. ·        The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.  

 

No further updates will be issued.  

Publication Time: 22/10/2014 9:10 AM Expiration Time: 22/10/2014 5:00 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Alco State forest, 4km west of Palgarup in the Shire of Manjimup

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 5:00pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Alco State forest, 4km west of Palgarup in the Shire of Manjimup. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Alco State forest, 4km west of Palgarup in the Shire of Manjimup.    ·          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 started near May Road.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction. ·          It is a small controllable fire.         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: Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.    RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Fire crews are on their way.   EXTRA INFORMATION: ·          The fire was reported at 4.30pm today, 21 October 2014. ·          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 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.     The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Wednesday 22 October 2014) unless the situation changes.  

Publication Time: 21/10/2014 4:55 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 3:22pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife     A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.    
  • 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 started between Bungle Bungle Range and the Ord River.
  • Parks and Wildlife has evacuated and closed Purnululu National Park.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR  The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction, under the influence of strong north-east winds.     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:  The Spring Creek access road and all roads within the park have been closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site       RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:  The park is closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:  Fire crews are strengthening containment lines to the south and north-east of the fire.     EXTRA INFORMATION:  
  • The fire was reported at 4pm Wednesday 15 October 2014. 
  • It has burnt through approximately 50,000 hectares.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning. 
  • 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 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.    The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Wednesday 22 October 2014) unless the situation changes.     Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media on 9219 9999. 

Publication Time: 21/10/2014 3:15 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Neerabup Lake in the City of Wanneroo

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 3:22pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire 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:

A bushfire 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.

• 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 moving slowly in a northerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.

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:
Firefighters from Wanneroo and Quinns Rocks Bush Fire Brigade, Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire Service and the Department of Parks and Wildlife are actively fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.11pm today.   
• 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, Wednesday 22 October 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 21/10/2014 3:18 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:07am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife      A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for the eastern and south-eastern part of Purnululu National Park in the Shire of Halls Creek.   
  • 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 started between Bungle Bungle Range and the Ord River.
  • Parks and Wildlife has evacuated and closed Purnululu National Park.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR  The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction under the influence of strong north-east winds. It has burnt through approximately 50,000 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:  The Spring Creek access road and all roads within the park have been closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site       RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:  The park is closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:  Fire crews are strengthening containment lines to the south and north-east of the fire.     EXTRA INFORMATION:  
  • The fire was reported at 4pm Wednesday 15 October 2014. 
  • The cause of the fire is lightning. 
  • 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 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.    

Publication Time: 21/10/2014 11:00 AM
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