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Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway 20 kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 3:45pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 20 kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome. Content:

​An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 20 kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome.

• The bushfire has been extinguished.
• Firefighters have worked tirelessly together with other agencies since the fire was reported.
• The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:
Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.

ROAD CLOSURES:

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters from DFES, the Broome Regional Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and local pastoralists have been busy since the fire was reported.
• Local pastoralists will monitor the area overnight.
• DFES will monitor the area remotely.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 11.57am today.
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

No further updates will be issued.
Publication Time: 2/09/2014 3:43 PM Expiration Time: 3/09/2014 8:00 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway 20 kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:59pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 20 kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome. Content:

​A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway, 20 kilometres south of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in the Shire of Broome.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.

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

WHAT TO DO:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
DFES personnel, Broome Regional Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade volunteers and local pastoralists are on their way to the scene.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• 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 or listen to news bulletins.   The next update will be provided by 4pm today, Tuesday 2 September 2014 unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 2/09/2014 12:56 PM
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