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Updated: 16 min 14 sec ago

Structure Fire in the Northampton in the Shire of Northampton

1 hour 50 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: There is a structure fire on Hampton Road/North West Coastal Highway, near the intersection of Mary Street, in Northampton. Content: There is a structure fire on Hampton Road/North West Coastal Highway, near the intersection of Mary Street, in Northampton.
 
The fire started in a hardware store and is now burning in a number of buildings in the area.
 
Smoke and possibly toxic fumes from the fire are moving in an easterly direction. 
WHAT TO DO:
• WA Police are working in the area to evacuate residents that may be affected. People are urged to follow the advice of Police and leave the area.
• People should close their doors and windows and switch off air conditioners. 
• People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel. 
• People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Hampton Road/North West Coastal Highway
• Mary Street
• Stephen Street
Road information may also be available by calling Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 30 firefighters are on the scene.
Firefighters have saved a number of buildings and are working to contain the fire.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.41pm today. 
• The cause of the fire is unknown. 
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 when the situation changes.
Publication Time: 19/04/2015 4:20 PM

Smoke alert for Perth's northern suburbs

3 hours 18 min ago
Category: Smoke Alert Alert Summary: The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Perth's northern suburbs. The smoke is from prescribed burns being conducted near Bullsbrook today. 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 Perth's northern suburbs. The smoke is from prescribed burns being conducted near Bullsbrook today.   The smoke is expected to clear later this evening.   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: 19/04/2015 2:51 PM

Structure Fire in Northampton in the Shire of Northampton

3 hours 24 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: There is a structure fire on Hampton Road, near the intersection of Mary Street, in Northampton. Content: There is a structure fire on Hampton Road, near the intersection of Mary Street, in Northampton.   
 
People in an area bounded by Stephen Street, West Street, Bateman Street and Robinson Street in Northampton may be impacted by smoke/fumes. 
 
Fire and Rescue Service crews are at the scene.   
 
WHAT TO DO: 
• People in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed as a precautionary measure.  Air conditioners should also be switched off.  
• Stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.   
• People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. 
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
ROAD CLOSURES: 
Some roads may be closed.  
 
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of emergency services personnel.  
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.41pm today. 
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.   
Further information will be released as it becomes available. 
  

Publication Time: 19/04/2015 2:45 PM

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara

6 hours 47 min ago
Category: Flood Alert Summary: People in coastal parts of the western Pilbara should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams. Content: People in coastal parts of the western Pilbara should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.
 
The Bureau of Meteorology advises the flood watch has been cancelled for the West Pilbara District.
 
WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises you to:
• Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
• Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
• Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
• Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking
IF DRIVING:
• Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
• Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
• Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
FLOOD DETAILS:
As at 9.45am the Bureau of Meteorology advises the flood watch for the West Pilbara District is cancelled.
For the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, rainfall totals of 10mm to 30mm have been recorded in the coastal areas of the West Pilbara. Similar daily rainfall totals have been forecast to continue in the coastal areas of the West Pilbara until Wednesday.
Widespread flooding is not expected to develop in the West Pilbara during the next few days. However, the situation will be closely monitored.
Current river levels are available from the Department of Water at http://www.water.wa.gov.au/
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
DFES is monitoring the situation.
IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• For State Emergency Service (SES) assistance call 132 500
• In a life threatening situation call 000
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.
For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood.
No further updates will be issued.  

Publication Time: 19/04/2015 11:23 AM Expiration Time: 19/04/2015 5:00 PM
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