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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona

45 min 10 sec ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by Nanga Brook Road, Hill Street, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona. Content: Time of issue: 4.34pm     
Date of issue: 31 January 2015 
 
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona     ALERT LEVEL:  
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by Nanga Brook Road, Hill Street, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona.
• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.   
• The fire started south of Forrington Heights and is burning within the Waroona townsite.
• Winds are forecast to re-strengthen and be gusty overnight, which could challenge containment lines.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The fire is uncontrolled at this stage.
• There is currently no running fire, but it remains burning around the townsite and an increase in winds is causing concern.
• Burning embers may be blown around your home. 
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
SAFEST ROUTE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• Residents in Waroona can leave in a southerly direction.
RELOCATION POINT:
The emergency relocation point is located at the Harvey Recreation and Culture Centre, located at the showgrounds. Entry is via Tom Latch Drive.
A community meeting has been scheduled for 5:00pm today at the Harvey Recreation and Culture Centre.
PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Peel Road, South West Highway, James Road, Paganini Road and Lake Moyanup.
• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire has the potential to impact the area.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Brockman Road, Mayfield Road, James Road and the Southwestern Highway in the Shire of Waroona.
• 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.
WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
Hill Street at Nanga Brook Road
Hill Street at Elliot Street
Hill Street at Millar Street
Lyons Road at Weir Road
South West Highway is now open with restrictions in place, between the intersection of Greenlands Road to the north of Waroona and Willowdale Road to the south.  
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
POWER:
• Western Power is assisting at the fire control point.
• The fire has destroyed powerlines and 8 power poles in the Waroona area.
• Approximately 35 customers are without power due to the fire.
• Western Power crews have commenced rebuilding the network..
• If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.
• For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are protecting houses throughout the townsite of Waroona and consolidating containment lines.
• 150 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• State Emergency Service volunteers, WA Police and St John Ambulance are also in attendance.
• Aerial support is protecting houses and assisting ground crews.  
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.31am on 29 January and currently there has been 325 hectares burnt. 
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to people in Waroona.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• One house has been confirmed lost. There are unconfirmed reports of other structures being damaged.
• DFES is managing the fire.
• People in the area who have relocated can register their whereabouts or inquire about the location of loved ones at the evacuation centre or online for 'Register.Find. Reunite' at www.redcross.org.au.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 4:37 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Shannon National Park in the Shire of Manjimup

1 hour 22 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Shannon National Park, 20km east south-east of Northcliffe and east of Deeside Coast Road, 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 near Shannon National Park, 20km east south-east of Northcliffe and east of Deeside Coast Road, 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 in the national park as a result of a lightning strike.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.    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. ·          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 following roads are closed:  
  • Deeside Coast Road between Preston Road and Nelsin Road
  • Nelson Road between Deeside Coast Road and Dog Road
  • Dog Road to Preston Road
  • Preston Road to Deeside Coast Road
  • Logging Road and O'Sullivan 12 track are also 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: Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are onsite establishing containment lines. Aerial support is assisting ground crews.   EXTRA INFORMATION: ·          The fire was reported at 10am on Friday 30 January. ·          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. END   The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.    

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 4:00 PM

Take action with the start of thunderstorms west of a line of Cape Cuvier to Paraburdoo to Newman to Wiluna to Mount Magnet to Kalbarri

1 hour 43 min ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live west of a line of Cape Cuvier to Paraburdoo to Newman to Wiluna to Mount Magnet to Kalbarri you need to get ready now for damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall coming this afternoon. This also includes people in or near Meekatharra. This does not include Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri and Newman. Content: If you live west of a line of Cape Cuvier to Paraburdoo to Newman to Wiluna to Mount Magnet to Kalbarri you need to get ready now for damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall coming this afternoon. This also includes people in or near Meekatharra. This does not include Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri and Newman.
This is not unusual weather for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.
WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe:
• Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
• Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
• If caught outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
• 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.
• Be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy and vehicles could become bogged.
 
THUNDERSTORM DETAILS:
As at 3.22pm on 31 January 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Radar imagery indicates a line of strong thunderstorms to the west of Gascoyne Junction, moving in a southeasterly direction.
Storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding.
Storms could cause damage to homes and property.  
 
 
IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500.
• In a life threatening situation call 000.
• For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.
• After a storm State Emergency Service (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 and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
• If you see a fallen powerline stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.  
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.  ​ Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:40 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering

1 hour 44 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering, for a fire that has started in State forest. Content:  .   The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife     A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering, for a fire that has started in State forest.   ·          There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area. The smoke is highly visible from Albany Highway.  ·          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 near North East Road.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire has been contained by constructing mineral earth breaks. ·          Approximately 105 hectares has been burnt.   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: 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: ·          Department of Parks and Wildlife fire crews are in attendance undertaking fire suppression activities. They are being supported by personnel from the shires of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Armadale and Wandering.  ·          Aerial support is assisting ground crews. ·          Firefighters will continue to work overnight and tomorrow to consolidate containment lines and continue mopping up.   EXTRA INFORMATION: ·          The fire was reported at 7.30am on Saturday 31 January 2015. ·          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. END   The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.    

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:40 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for 30km south-east of Manjimup in the Shire of Manjimup

1 hour 47 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people 30km south-east of Manjimup and 3km south of Muirs Highway in the Shire of Manjimup.     ·          The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as firefighters have successfully contained the fire. ·          There is no threat to lives and homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area. ·          The fire started in State forest due to lightning strike. ·          There is a lot of smoke in the area so exercise caution while driving.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire is contained but not controlled.   WHAT TO DO: ·          Be extremely careful while driving through the area. ·           Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. ·           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 condititon and have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or contact Health Direct on 1800 022 222.     ROAD CLOSURES: Local 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 strengthening containment lines. ·        Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters and local bushfire brigades are on the scene.   EXTRA INFORMATION: ·        The fire was reported at 11.40am Friday 30 January 2015. ·        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, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.   The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:36 PM

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona

1 hour 55 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by Nanga Brook Road, Hill Street, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona. Content:   A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by Nanga Brook Road, Hill Street, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona.   
  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes. 
  • Homes throughout the townsite of Waroona may still be under threat by fire.  
  • The fire started south of Forrington Heights and is burning within the Waroona townsite. 
  • Firefighters are currenlty experiencing an increase in winds in the area, which is causing ongoing concern. 
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The fire is uncontrolled at this stage.
  • There is currently no running fire, but it remains burning around the townsite and an increase in winds is causing concern.
  • Burning embers may be blown around your home.  
  WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  SAFEST ROUTE:
  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • Residents in Waroona can leave in a southerly direction.
  RELOCATION POINT: The emergency relocation point has been shifted to the Harvey Recreation and Culture Centre, located at the showgrounds. Entry is via Tom Latch Drive.   The relocation point at the Harvey Town Hall is now closed.   PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
  • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
  • This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
  • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.
  ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Peel Road, South West Highway, James Road, Paganini Road and Lake Moyanup.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire has the potential to impact the area.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Brockman Road, Mayfield Road, James Road and the Southwestern Highway in the Shire of Waroona.
  • 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.
  WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  ROAD CLOSURES:

 

  • Hill Street at Nanga Brook Road
    Hill Street at Elliot Street
    Hill Street at Millar Street
    Lyons Road at Weir Road
  South West Highway is now open with restrictions in place, between the intersection of Greenlands Road to the north of Waroona and Willowdale Road to the south.     Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   POWER:
  • Western Power is assisting at the fire control point.
  • The fire has destroyed powerlines and 8 power poles in the Waroona area.
  • Approximately 35 customers are without power due to the fire.
  • Western Power crews have commenced rebuilding the network..
  • If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.
  • For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au
  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Firefighters are protecting houses throughout the townsite of Waroona and consolidating containment lines.
  • 150 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
  • State Emergency Service volunteers, WA Police and St John Ambulance are also in attendance.
  • Aerial support is protecting houses and assisting ground crews.  
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 2.31am on 29 January and currently there has been 325 hectares burnt. 
  • Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to people in Waroona.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • One house has been confirmed lost. There are unconfirmed reports of other structures being damaged.
  • DFES is managing the fire.
  • People in the area who have relocated can register their whereabouts or inquire about the location of loved ones at the evacuation centre or online for 'Register.Find. Reunite' at www.redcross.org.au.
  KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.   Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:23 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for D'Entrecasteaux National Park in the Shire of Manjimup

1 hour 57 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near D'Entrecasteaux National Park, 25km north-west of Walpole, in the Shire of Manjimup. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife   ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near D'Entrecasteaux National Park, 25km north-west of Walpole, 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 in the national park as a result of a lightning strike.  

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a westerly 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.
  • 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:

  • 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. Walkers are asked to avoid using the Bibbulmun Track between Dog Pool camp site and Woolbales camp site.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are onsite establishing containment lines. Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
     

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12pm Saturday 31January.
  • 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 (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:21 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Kingsbury Drive south of Karnet prison farm in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

2 hours 21 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near Kingsbury Drive, south of Karnet prison farm and 10km south of Jarrahdale townsite, in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife     A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near Kingsbury Drive, south of Karnet prison farm and 10km south of Jarrahdale townsite, in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.   ·          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 in State forest as a result of a lightning strike.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire is contained.   WHAT TO DO:  ·          Stay alert and monitor your surroundings. ·          Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames. ·          Be extremely careful when driving through the area. ·          Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. ·          Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.   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: Fire crews are mopping up and monitoring the area.   EXTRA INFORMATION: ·          The fire was reported at 1.50pm on 28 January 2015. ·          It has burnt about 18ha. ·          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. END   The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.  

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:05 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Pinjar Pine Plantation in the City of Wanneroo

2 hours 25 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people in the vicinity of Pinjar Pine Plantation. The fire has been burning in an area bounded by Wanneroo Road, Old Yanchep Road, Wesco Road, Perry Road and north to Clover Road in the City of Wanneroo. Content:   The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    ALERT LEVEL: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people in the vicinity of Pinjar Pine Plantation. The fire has been burning in an area bounded by Wanneroo Road, Old Yanchep Road, Wesco Road, Perry Road and north to Clover Road in the City of Wanneroo.   ·          There is no threat to lives or homes but there is 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.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire has been contained.   WHAT TO DO:  ·          Stay alert and monitor your surroundings. ·          Be extremely careful when driving through the area. ·          Turn your headlights on and drive slowly. ·          Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.     ROAD CLOSURES: All roads are in the process of being re-opened, but some speed restrictions will remain in place. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site     RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
The Pinjar off-road vehicle area and walk trails in Yanchep National Park remain closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Parks and Wildlife fire crews are mopping up and patrolling the fire, with the assistance of DFES crews, the City of Wanneroo and volunteer bushfire brigades.     EXTRA INFORMATION: ·          The fire was reported at 2.20pm on Monday 26 January. ·          The fire has burnt about 1530ha. ·          The cause of the fire is unknown. ·          People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. ·          The Department of Parks and Wildlife is now 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 (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.  

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 2:55 PM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Leda, Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham

3 hours 2 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Leda,Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham. Content:

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

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Leda, Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham   ALERT LEVEL:   
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Leda,Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham.   The bushfire is contained and controlled.
• 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.
Millar Road/Telephone Lane will remain closed between Wellard Road and St Albans Road.
All other roads are open.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
•    Volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters will continue to patrol the area throughout the weekend.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 4.02pm on Tuesday 27 January, and approximately 170 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fires is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Rockingham is managing the fire.   No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 2:21 PM

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona

3 hours 38 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona. Content: Time of issue: 1.40pm     
Date of issue: 31 January 2015 
 
Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona      ALERT LEVEL:  
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona.
• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes throughout the townsite of Waroona are under threat by fire now.  
• The fire started south of Forrington Heights and is now burning within the Waroona townsite.   
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• It is out of control and unpredictable.   
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
 
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
SAFEST ROUTE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• Residents in Waroona can leave in a southerly direction.
RELOCATION POINT:
The emergency relocation point has been shifted to the Harvey Recreation and Culture Centre, located at the showgrounds. Entry is via Tom Latch Drive.
The relocation point at the Harvey Town Hall is now closed.
PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Peel Road, Brockman Road North, Old Pool Road, Paganini Road and Lake Moyanup.
• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous. 
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site. South West Highway is now open with restrictions in place, between the intersection of Mayfield Road to the north of Waroona and Willowdale Road to the south.  
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
POWER:
• Western Power is assisting at the fire control point.
• The fire has destroyed at least 10 power poles in the Waroona area.
• Approximately 28 customers are without power due to the fire.
• Western Power crews are assessing the extent of the network damage and preparing to commence  restoration works.
• If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.
• For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au
 
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are protecting houses throughout the townsite of Waroona and consolidating containment lines.
• 150 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• State Emergency Service volunteers, WA Police and St John Ambulance are also in attendance.
• Aerial support is protecting houses and assisting ground crews.  
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.31am on 29 January and currently there has been 325 hectares burnt. 
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to people in Waroona.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• DFES is managing the fire.
• People in the area who have relocated can register their whereabouts or inquire about the location of loved ones at the evacuation centre or online for 'Register.Find. Reunite' at www.redcross.org.au.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.

 

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 1:43 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Shannon National Park in the Shire of Manjimup

4 hours 10 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Shannon National Park, 20km east south-east of Northcliffe and east of Deeside Coast Road, in the Shire of Manjimup. Content: ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Shannon National Park, 20km east south-east of Northcliffe and east of Deeside Coast Road, 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 in the national park as a result of a lightning strike.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
•          The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.  

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.
•          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:
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:
Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are onsite establishing containment lines. Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The fire was reported at 10am on Friday 30 January.
•          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 (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 1:12 PM

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona

4 hours 46 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona. Content: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona.   • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes throughout the townsite of Waroona are under threat by fire now.  
• The fire started south of Forrington Heights and is now burning within the Waroona townsite.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• It is out of control and unpredictable.   
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
 
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.   SAFEST ROUTE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• Residents in Waroona can leave in a southerly direction.   RELOCATION POINT:
The emergency relocation point has been shifted to the Harvey Recreation and Culture Centre, located at the showgrounds. Entry is via Tom Latch Drive.   The relocation point at the Harvey Town Hall is now closed.   PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.   ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Peel Road, Brockman Road North, Old Pool Road, Paganini Road and Lake Moyanup.
• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.   WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.   ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.   South West Highway is now open with restrictions in place, between the intersection of Mayfield Road to the north of Waroona and Willowdale Road to the south.     Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   POWER:
• Western Power is assisting at the fire control point.
• The fire has destroyed at least 10 power poles in the Waroona area.
• Approximately 28 customers are without power due to the fire.
• Western Power crews are assessing the extent of the network damage and preparing to commence  restoration works.
• If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.
• For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are protecting houses throughout the townsite of Waroona and consolidating containment lines.
• 150 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• WA Police and St John Ambulance are also in attendance.
• Aerial support is protecting houses and assisting ground crews.     EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.31am on 29 January and currently there has been 325 hectares burnt. 
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to people in Waroona.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• DFES is managing the fire.
• People in the area who have relocated can register their whereabouts or inquire about the location of loved ones at the evacuation centre or online for 'Register.Find. Reunite' at www.redcross.org.au.   KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.   Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 12:36 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Junction Road in Perup Nature Reserve in the Shire of Manjimup

5 hours 28 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near Junction Road in Perup Nature Reserve in the Shire of Manjimup. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near Junction Road in Perup Nature Reserve 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 in bushland as a result of a lightning strike.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is contained and no longer moving.
  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.
  • 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:
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:
Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters and local volunteer bushfire brigades are onsite strengthening containment lines.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at  1pm on Friday 30 January.
  • 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 (Sunday 1 February 2015) unless the situation changes. 
Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:47 PM

Get ready now for thunderstorms west of a line of Cape Cuvier to Paraburdoo to Newman to Wiluna to Mount Magnet to Kalbarri

5 hours 52 min ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live west of a line of Cape Cuvier to Paraburdoo to Newman to Wiluna to Mount Magnet to Kalbarri you need to get ready now for damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall coming this afternoon. This also includes people in or near Meekatharra. This does not include Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri and Newman. Content: If you live west of a line of Cape Cuvier to Paraburdoo to Newman to Wiluna to Mount Magnet to Kalbarri you need to get ready now for damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall coming this afternoon. This also includes people in or near Meekatharra. This does not include Carnarvon, Denham, Kalbarri and Newman.   This is not unusual weather for this time of year but could damage homes and make travel dangerous.   WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now:
• Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
• Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
• Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
• Move vehicles under cover
• Boat owners should securely moor their boats
• Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.  
If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property
. THUNDERSTORM DETAILS:
As at 12.27pm on Saturday 31 January 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Storms may be accompanied by damanging winds, lage hail and heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• If your home has been badly damaged by a storm call the SES on 132 500
• In a life threatening situation call 000
• For the latest weather information visit http://www.bom.gov.au/  or call 1300 659 213

If you see a fallen powerline stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.


After a storm State Emergency Service (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 and cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs. 
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 12:40 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Noobijup Nature Reserve in the Shire of Cranbrook

5 hours 57 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near the Noobijup Nature Reserve, 15km north-east of Lake Muir, in the Shire of Cranbrook. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people near the Noobijup Nature Reserve, 15km north-east of Lake Muir, in the Shire of Cranbrook.
 
•          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 in bushland as a result as a lightning strike.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
•          The bushfire is contained. 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:
Noobijup Road is now open. 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:
•          Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters, supported by local bushfire brigades, are mopping up.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The fire was reported at 12.50pm on Thursday 29 January. It has burnt through approximately 200 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 (Sunday 31 February 2015) unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 31/01/2015 3:50 PM

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona

6 hours 13 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona. Content: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona.   • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes throughout the townsite of Waroona are under threat by fire now.  
• The fire started south of Forrington Heights and is now burning within the Waroona townsite.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.  
• It is out of control and unpredictable.  
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 400 metres ahead of the fire.
 
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.   SAFEST ROUTE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• Residents in Waroona can leave in a southerly direction.   RELOCATION POINT:
An emergency relocation point has been established at the Harvey Town Hall, located on the corner of Young Street and Uduk Street in Harvey.   PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.   ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Peel Road, Brockman Road North, Old Pool Road, Paganini Road and Lake Moyanup.   • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.   WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.   ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.   South West Highway is closed between the intersection of Mayfield Road to the north of Waroona and Willowdale Road to the south. Vehicle control points are in place and the South West Highway is closed to all traffic entering Waroona, vehicles can still leave the area.    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   POWER:
• Western Power is assisting at the fire control point.
• The fire has destroyed at least 5 power poles in the Waroona area.
• Approximately 15 customers are without power due to the fire.
• Western Power crews are assessing the extent of the network damage and preparing to commence  restoration works.
• If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.
• For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are protecting houses throughout the townsite of Waroona and working to contain the spread of the fire.
• 150 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• WA Police and St John Ambulance are also in attendance.
• Aerial support is protecting houses and assisting ground crews.     EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.31am on 29 January and currently there has been 325 hectares burnt. 
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to people in Waroona.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• DFES 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, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.   Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.Publication Time: 31/01/2015 11:11 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering

6 hours 15 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering, for a fire that has started in State forest. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
 
Time of issue: 9.50am
Date of issue: 31 January 2015
 
Bushfire ADVICE for Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering
 
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Albany Highway, 20km north-east of Dwellingup in the Shire of Wandering, for a fire that has started in State forest. 
 
•          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 near North East Road.
 
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
•          The bushfire is moving fast in a north-westerly direction.
•          It is out of control and unpredictable.
•          Approximately 20 hectares has been burnt.
 
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:
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:
Department of Parks and Wildlife fire crews are in attendance undertaking fire suppression activities. Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The fire was reported at 7.30am on Saturday 31 January 2015.
•          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.
END 
 
The next update will be provided by 4pm today (31 January 2015) unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 11:03 AM

Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Waroona in the Shire of Waroona

7 hours 5 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona. Content: A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in the Waroona townsite, in an area bounded by McDowell Street, South West Highway, McLartey Street and Paganini Road, in the Shire of Waroona.   • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes throughout the townsite of Waroona are under threat by fire now.  
• The fire started south of Forrington Heights and is now burning within the Waroona townsite.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.  
• It is out of control and unpredictable.  
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 400 metres ahead of the fire.
 
WHAT TO DO:
• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.   SAFEST ROUTE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• Residents in Waroona can leave in a southerly direction.   RELOCATION POINT:
An emergency relocation point has been established at the Harvey Town Hall, located on the corner of Young Street and Uduk Street in Harvey.   COMMUNITY MEETING:
A community meeting has been scheduled for 10am today at the Harvey Town Hall.   PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire.
• This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
• Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.   ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people surrounding the townsite of Waroona bounded by Peel Road, Brockman Road North, Old Pool Road, Paganini Road and Lake Moyanup.   • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.   WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.   ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.   South West Highway is closed between the intersection of Mayfield Road to the north of Waroona and Willowdale Road to the south. Vehicle control points are in place and the South West Highway is closed to all traffic entering Waroona, vehicles can still leave the area.    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   POWER:
• Western Power is assisting at the fire control point.
• The fire has destroyed at least 5 power poles in the Waroona area.
• Approximately 15 customers are without power due to the fire.
• Western Power crews are assessing the extent of the network damage and preparing to commence  restoration works.
• If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and make the safe call to Western Power's 24/7 emergency line on 13 13 51.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are protecting houses throughout the townsite of Waroona and working to contain the spread of the fire.
• 150 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• WA Police and St John Ambulance are also in attendance.
• Aerial support is protecting houses and assisting ground crews.     EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.31am on 29 January and currently there has been 325 hectares burnt. 
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued to people in Waroona.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• DFES 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, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.   Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.Publication Time: 31/01/2015 10:17 AM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for two fires east of Harris Dam in the Shire of Collie

7 hours 15 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ALL CLEAR has been issued for people near Harris Dam, 15km north-east of Collie, in the Shire of Collie. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

A bushfire ALL CLEAR has been issued for people near Harris Dam, 15km north-east of Collie, in the Shire of Collie. 
 
•          The fires that were burning near Caversham Road in State forest have been suppressed.
•          The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.
 
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
The Bibbulmun Track is closed between Harvey and Quindanning Road and Harris Dam.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Parks and Wildlife is monitoring the site.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The fires were reported at 3pm on 30 January 2015. They burnt 1 hectare.
•          The cause of the fires is lightning.
•          The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fires.
 
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.  
 
No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 31/01/2015 10:08 AM Expiration Time: 31/01/2015 5:00 PM
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