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Bushfire ADVICE for Brand Highway, between Bonniefield Road and Bookara Road, in the Shire of Irwin

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:37pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Brand Highway, between Bonniefield Road and Bookara Road, in the Shire of Irwin. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Brand Highway, between Bonniefield Road and Bookara Road,  in the Shire of Irwin.
• The alert level for this fire has been downgraded.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in scrub on both sides of the Brand Highway, near Seven Mile Road, approximately 10 kilometres north of Dongara.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
• It is contained but not under control.


WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.


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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 3.38pm today.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Irwin is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.


The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 26 November, unless the situation changes.  

Publication Time: 25/11/2014 10:35 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people north of Bonniefield Road, south of Mount Horner Road and west of Water Supply Road in the Shire of Irwin

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 8:41pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people north of Bonniefield Road, south of Mount Horner Road and west of Water Supply Road in the Shire of Irwin. Content:

ALERT LEVEL:  
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people north of Bonniefield Road, south of Mount Horner Road and west of Water Supply Road in the Shire of Irwin. 


• 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.
• The fire is burning in scrub near Seven Mile Road. 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
• It is contained but not under control.


WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• 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.


ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of Mount Horner Road and south of Bookara Road, and those west of the Brand Highway between Mount Horner Road and Bonniefields Road, in the Shire of Irwin


Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.


WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.


ROAD CLOSURES:
Seven Mile Road is closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and working to control the fire.


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 3.38pm today.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Irwin 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.


Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
 

Publication Time: 25/11/2014 8:39 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for south of Mt Horner Road, north of Bonnie Fields Road and west of Water Supply Road in Bonnie Fields in the Shire of Irwin

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 8:11pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Bonnie Fields, south of Mt Horner Road, north of Bonnie Fields Road and west of Water Supply Road in the Shire of Irwin. Content: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Bonnie Fields, south of Mt Horner Road, north of Bonnie Fields Road and west of Water Supply Road in the Shire of Irwin. 
• The alert level for this fire has been upgraded.
• 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 
• The fire is burning in scrub near seven mile road. 
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. 
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:
Seven mile road is closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are on the scene. 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Irwin 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.
Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
 

Publication Time: 25/11/2014 8:09 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Brand Highway near Seven Mile Road, 10 kilometres north of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 5:35pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling near Seven Mile Road, 10 kilometres north of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin. Content: Bushfire ADVICE for Brand Highway near Seven Mile Road, 10 kilometres north of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin
 
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling near Seven Mile Road, 10 kilometres north of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin.
• You need to be aware and keep up to date.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• The fire is burning in thick scrub north of Seven Mile Road.
• It is burning slowly in a southerly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
Seven Mile Road is closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters are monitoring the fire.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• The Shire of Irwin 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.
 
 

Publication Time: 25/11/2014 5:34 PM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Millstream Chichester National Park in the Shire of Ashburton

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 3:58pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in Millstream Chichester National Park in the Shire of Ashburton. Content:

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

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in Millstream Chichester National Park in the Shire of Ashburton.

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:
No roads are closed.
 
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•        The fire was reported on Tuesday 25 November and currently there has been approximately 400 hectares burnt.
•        The cause of the fire is unknown.
•        The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire. 
 
No further updates will be issued. Publication Time: 25/11/2014 3:56 PM Expiration Time: 26/11/2014 8:00 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Brand Highway in the Shire of Irwin

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 3:48pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Brand Highway, between Midlands Road and Kailis Road, in the Shire of Irwin. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Brand Highway, between Midlands Road and Kailis Road, in the Shire of Irwin.


• 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 the Brand Highway between Midlands Road and Kailis Road. 


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• It is contained but not under control.


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:
• Dongara Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Irwin Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are consolidating containment lines. 


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 11.03am on Sunday 23 November.
• Approximately 400 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is accidental.
• The Shire of Irwin is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.


The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Wednesday 26 November, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 25/11/2014 3:46 PM

Smoke alert for Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton and north of Denmark - 25 and 26 November 2014

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 1:21pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton and North of Denmark. Content: The following information has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife
The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton and North of Denmark.   The smoke is from prescribed burns carried out today to manage bushfire risk and for forest management in:
• 15km north-east of Walpole • 7km north-west of Denmark
• 16km south of Rocky Gully
• 11km south of Bridgetown
• 21km north-east of Manjimup
The smoke is expected to persist for approximately two days. If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners. People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory, cardiovascular illnesses or diabetes should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan. Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas. People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.   More information on prescribed burns can be found at www.dpaw.wa.gov.au
Publication Time: 25/11/2014 1:13 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Brand Highway in the Shire of Irwin

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:58am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Brand Highway, between Midlands Road and Kailis Road, in the Shire of Irwin. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Brand Highway, between Midlands Road and Kailis Road, in the Shire of Irwin.


• 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 the Brand Highway between Midlands Road and Kailis Road. 


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• It is contained but not under control.

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:
• Dongara Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Irwin Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are consolidating containment lines. 

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 11.03am on Sunday 23 November.
• Approximately 400 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is accidental.
• The Shire of Irwin 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 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 25/11/2014 10:57 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Millstream Chichester National Park in the Shire of Ashburton

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 9:12am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in Millstream Chichester National Park in the Shire of Ashburton. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
 
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Roebourne-Wittenoom Road in Millstream Chichester National Park in the Shire of Ashburton.
 
•          The fire is burning between the entrance of the park and the turnoff to Python Pool.
•          There is no threat to lives or homes but there may be a lot of smoke over the road.
•          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 is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
•          It is a controllable fire.  
WHAT TO DO:
•          Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
•          Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
 
ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
 
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Fire crews are on the scene.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The cause of the fire is unknown.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins. 
 
The next update will be provided by 4pm today (25 November 2014) unless the situation changes. 
   Publication Time: 25/11/2014 9:10 AM
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