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Bushfire Advice for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA 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: 05:29 PM
Date of issue: 18 February 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Kalgan Creek, east of Marble Bar Road, including the Sandy Creek day area, and people travelling along Jimblebar Access Road in NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

  • 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 in the Fortescue River area and burning south towards Marble Bar Road.
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 out of control and unpredictable.


    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 East Pilbara.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 06:55 PM on 14 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 330 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES 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 north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note changes under BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR section


    Time of issue: 03:54 PM
    Date of issue: 18 February 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in north eastern parts of the SALMON GUMS TOWNSITE and NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • 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 near the intersection of LAKE KING NORSEMAN RD and KUMARL LAKE KING RD in NORTH CASCADE.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    A number of roads have been closed including:

    • Lake King Norseman Road between Cascade Road and Coolgardie/Esperance Highway
    • Kurmal Road
    • Field Road closed at Rolland Road

    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 ESPERANCE.

    PARK CLOSURES:

    Peak Charles National Park has been closed to the public.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and constructing containment lines.
    • 20 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
    • Currently there has been 7280 hectares burnt.
    • DFES 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 Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note changes under extra information section


    Time of issue: 03:43 PM
    Date of issue: 18 February 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • 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 on both sides of Parmango Road and is impacting the road.
    • The fire activity in the area has reduced, but the situation can change at any time. The area is continuing to be monitored..
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    A number of roads have been closed including:

    • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
    • Telegraph Track from Norseman to Balladonia.

    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 Esperance.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
    • Currently there has been 76,182 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES 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 western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 03:36 PM
    Date of issue: 18 February 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway west of Norseman.

    • 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 in between Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS..
    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 northerly direction.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following road has been closed:

      • Hyden Norseman Road between Coolgardie Esperance Highway and Kondinin

      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 DUNDAS.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
      • Bush Fire Service and the Shire of Dundas firefighters are attending.
      • Contractors are also in attendance to assist with firefighting efforts


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
      • DFES 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 people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW Content:

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

      Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


      Time of issue: 03:33 PM
      Date of issue: 18 February 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Coolimba-Eneabba Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Sandy Cape Road and the intersection of Cockleshell Gully Road and Gairdner Road in Jurien Bay.

      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • There are two fires in the Advice area - one in Drovers Cave National Park, 13km north-east of Jurien Bay and one in Beekeepers Nature Reserve, 24km north-north-east of Jurien Bay

      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 Drovers Cave National Park fire is contained and under control. This fire has burnt 260 hectares.
      • The Beekeepers Nature Reserve fire is contained and under control. This fire has burnt 800 hectares.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      The following road has re-opened:

      • Coorow-Green Head Road between Indian Ocean Drive and Cockleshell Gully Road

      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 DANDARAGAN.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service and local Bushfire Brigade firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support is assisting ground crews.


      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:29 PM on 14 February 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for northern part of Yakamia and the southern part of LANGE in CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of Yakamia and the southern part of LANGE in CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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


      Time of issue: 12:33 PM
      Date of issue: 18 February 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of Yakamia and the southern part of LANGE in CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people bouded by Hudson Road in the north, Range Roaf in the east, Agonis Gardens in the south and Galle Road in the west, in the northern part of YAKAMIA and the southern part of LANGE in the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
      • 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 CITY OF ALBANY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:33 PM on 13 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 12 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is a vehicle.
      • DFES 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

      Bushfire Advice for north western parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 11:03 AM
      Date of issue: 18 February 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in north eastern parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

      • 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 near the intersection of LAKE KING NORSEMAN RD and KUMARL LAKE KING RD in NORTH CASCADE.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Lake King Norseman Road between Cascade Road and Coolgardie/Esperance Highway
      • Kurmal Road
      • Field Road closed at Rolland Road

      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 ESPERANCE.

      PARK CLOSURES:

      Peak Charles National Park has been closed to the public.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene and constructing containment lines.
      • 20 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
      • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
      • DFES 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 western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS 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: 10:54 AM
      Date of issue: 18 February 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway west of Norseman.

      • 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 in between Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS..
      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 northerly direction.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

        The following road has been closed:

        • Hyden Norseman Road between Coolgardie Esperance Highway and Kondinin

        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 DUNDAS.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • Bush Fire Service and the Shire of Dundas firefighters are attending.
        • Contractors are also in attendance to assist with firefighting efforts


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
        • DFES 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 Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 10:46 AM
        Date of issue: 18 February 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • 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 on both sides of Parmango Road and is impacting the road.
        • The fire activity in the area has reduced, but the situation can change at any time. The area is continuing to be monitored..
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        A number of roads have been closed including:

        • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
        • Telegraph Track from Norseman to Balladonia.

        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 Esperance.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
        • Currently there has been 95,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is lightning.
        • DFES 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 Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

        Please note changes under WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING sections


        Time of issue: 10:41 AM
        Date of issue: 18 February 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Kalgan Creek, east of Marble Bar Road, including the Sandy Creek day area, and people travelling along Jimblebar Access Road in NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

        • 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 in the Fortescue River area and burning south towards Marble Bar Road.
        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 out of control and unpredictable.


          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 East Pilbara.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 06:55 PM on 14 February 2019.
          • Currently there has been 330 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • DFES 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 people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW Content:

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

          Please note changes under Road Closures


          Time of issue: 09:16 AM
          Date of issue: 18 February 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Coolimba-Eneabba Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Sandy Cape Road and the intersection of Cockleshell Gully Road and Gairdner Road in Jurien Bay.

          • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
          • There are two fires in the Advice area - one in Drovers Cave National Park, 13km north-east of Jurien Bay and one in Beekeepers Nature Reserve, 24km north-north-east of Jurien Bay

          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 Drovers Cave National Park fire is contained and under control. This fire has burnt 260 hectares.
          • The Beekeepers Nature Reserve fire is contained and under control. This fire has burnt 800 hectares.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following road has re-opened:

          • Coorow-Green Head Road between Indian Ocean Drive and Cockleshell Gully Road

          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 DANDARAGAN.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
          • 60 Parks and Wildlife Service and local Bushfire Brigade firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support is assisting ground crews.


          DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
          Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:29 PM on 14 February 2019.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

          Please note changes under WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING section


          Time of issue: 04:06 PM
          Date of issue: 17 February 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway west of Norseman.

          • 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 in between Hyden Norseman Road and Coolgardie Esperance Highway in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS..
          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 northerly direction.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            The following road has been closed:

            • Hyden Norseman Road between Coolgardie Esperance Highway and Kondinin

            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 DUNDAS.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
            • Bush Fire Service and the Shire of Dundas firefighters are attending.
            • Contractors are also in attendance to assist with firefighting efforts


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 12:42 PM on 15 February 2019.
            • DFES 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 people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW Content:

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

            There is no change to the previous alert


            Time of issue: 03:54 PM
            Date of issue: 17 February 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for people in the vicinity of Drovers Cave National Park and Beekeepers Nature Reserve in the northern part of JURIEN BAY in SHIRES OF DANDARAGAN AND COOROW

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Coolimba-Eneabba Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Sandy Cape Road and the intersection of Cockleshell Gully Road and Gairdner Road in Jurien Bay.

            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • There are two fires in the Advice area - one in Drovers Cave National Park, 13km north-east of Jurien Bay and one in Beekeepers Nature Reserve, 24km north-north-east of Jurien Bay

            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 Drovers Cave National Park fire is contained and under control. This fire has burnt 260 hectares.
            • The Beekeepers Nature Reserve fire is contained and under control. This fire has burnt 800 hectares.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

            The following road is closed:

            • Coorow-Green Head Road between Indian Ocean Drive and Cockleshell Gully Road

            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 DANDARAGAN.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
            • 60 Parks and Wildlife Service and local Bushfire Brigade firefighters are attending.
            • Aerial support is assisting ground crews.


            DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
            Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 12:29 PM on 14 February 2019.
            • The cause of the fire is lightning.
            • 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.


            END

            Bushfire All Clear for south eastern parts of WICKHAM and ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south eastern parts of WICKHAM and ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA Content:

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


            Time of issue: 03:48 PM
            Date of issue: 17 February 2019


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south eastern parts of WICKHAM and ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the Roebourne townsite and airport and in the vicinity of the Rio Tinto Deepdale Railway line to the west, North West Coastal Highway, Harding River, Point Samson-Roebourne Road and Walcott Drive in the south eastern parts of WICKHAM and ROEBOURNE in the CITY OF KARRATHA.

            • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
            • 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 previously closed are now open

            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 CITY OF KARRATHA.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:54 AM on 16 February 2019.
            • DFES 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

            Bushfire Advice for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

            Please note changes under WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING sections


            Time of issue: 03:36 PM
            Date of issue: 17 February 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for Kalgan Creek in the northern part of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Kalgan Creek, east of Marble Bar Road, including the Sandy Creek day area, and people travelling along Jimblebar Access Road in NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.

            • 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 in the Fortescue River area and burning south towards Marble Bar Road.
            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 out of control and unpredictable.


              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 East Pilbara.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are remotely monitoring the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 06:55 PM on 14 February 2019.
              • Currently there has been 330 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • DFES 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 11am today unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

              Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURES and EXTRA INFORMATION sections


              Time of issue: 03:28 PM
              Date of issue: 17 February 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

              • 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 on both sides of Parmango Road and is impacting the road.
              • The fire activity in the area has reduced, but the situation can change at any time. The area is continuing to be monitored..
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
              • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
              A number of roads have been closed including:

              • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
              • Telegraph Track from Norseman to Balladonia.

              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 Esperance.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 95,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • DFES 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 north western parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

              Please note changes under HEADLINE, WHAT TO DO AND ROAD CLOSURES sections


              Time of issue: 03:19 PM
              Date of issue: 17 February 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for north western parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in north eastern parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

              • 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 near the intersection of LAKE KING NORSEMAN RD and KUMARL LAKE KING RD in NORTH CASCADE.
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
              • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
              A number of roads have been closed including:

              • Lake King Norseman Road between Cascade Road and Coolgardie/Esperance Highway
              • Kurmal Road
              • Field Road closed at Rolland Road

              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 ESPERANCE.

              PARK CLOSURES:

              Peak Charles National Park has been closed to the public.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are on the scene and constructing containment lines.
              • 20 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
              • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
              • DFES 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 All Clear for Warner Glen in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Warner Glen in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER Content:

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


              Time of issue: 01:17 PM
              Date of issue: 17 February 2019


              Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Warner Glen in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER

              ALERT LEVEL:

              An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Warner Glen Bridge on the Blackwood River in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.

              • The bushfire that was burning 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 AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
              • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


              DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
              Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 06:15 AM on 17 February 2019.
              • 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.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 11:04 AM
              Date of issue: 17 February 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for Parmango Road in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Parmango Road between Fisheries Road and Balladonia Roadhouse in BURAMINYA in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

              • 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 on both sides of Parmango Road and is impacting the road.
              • The fire activity in the area has reduced, but the situation can change at any time. The area is continuing to be monitored..
              WHAT TO DO:
              • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
              • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

              BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

              • It is out of control and unpredictable.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
              A number of roads have been closed including:

              • Parmango/Balladonia Road is closed from the end of farming land to Eyre Highway (no through access).
              • Telegraph Track from Norseman to Balladonia.

              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 Esperance.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the situation.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 11:30 AM on 13 January 2019.
              • Currently there has been 85,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Shire of Esperance 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 north eastern parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 11:00 AM
              Date of issue: 17 February 2019


              Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Coolgardie-Esperance Highway in north eastern parts of the Salmon Gums townsite in NORTH CASCADE in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

              • 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 near the intersection of LAKE KING NORSEMAN RD and KUMARL LAKE KING RD in NORTH CASCADE.
              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 out of control and unpredictable.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

                Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
                A number of roads have been closed including:

                • Lake King Norseman Road at Cascade Road
                • Kurmal Road
                • Field Road
                • Rolland Road

                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 ESPERANCE.

                PARK CLOSURES:

                Peak Charles National Park has been closed to the public.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene and constructing containment lines.
                • 20 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 01:58 PM on 15 February 2019.
                • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
                • DFES 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

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