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Take action with thunderstorms between Paynes Find and Kellerberin

22 min 27 sec ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live between Dalwallinu to Wongan Hills to Kellerberrin to Southern Cross to Mount Jackson to Paynes Find to Dalwallinu you should take action and stay safe with the start of thunderstorms. Content:

If you live between Dalwallinu to Wongan Hills to Kellerberrin to Southern Cross to Mount Jackson to Paynes Find to Dalwallinu you should take action and stay safe with the start of thunderstorms. 

This includes people in, near and between Dalwallinu and Southern Cross and surrounding areas.

This is typical 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 7.08pm on Friday 19 December 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises there is a risk of severe thunderstorms  this evening.

Satellite and radar imagery at 7:00pm showed thunderstorms within the warning area, some of which may be severe.

Ejanding, in the western Central Wheat Belt, recorded a 94 kilometre per hour wind gust at 4:04 pm.

Storms may be accompanied by damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall that 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 www.bom.gov.au 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.

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: 19/12/2014 7:27 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Kwinana in the City of Kwinana

52 min 57 sec ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Mandogalup Road, between Anketell Road and Sayer Road and in Postans area in the northern part of Kwinana in the City of Kwinana. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on Mandogalup Road, between Anketell Road and Sayer Road and in Postans area in the northern part of Kwinana in the City of Kwinana.

• The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as conditions have eased and no properties are under threat.
• 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 Anketell Road, near McLaughlan Road. It is burning towards Mandogalup Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a north north easterly 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.

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

A number of roads have been closed including:
• Anketell Road, between the Kwinana Freeway exit and Abercrombie Road. 
• McLaughlan Road, between Anketell Road and Thomas Road.  

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 70 firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire. 
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 1.35pm today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown
• 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 11am tomorrow Saturday 20 December 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 6:57 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of John Forrest National Park in the City of Swan

1 hour 14 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains in place for people in the western part of John Forrest National Park near Pechey Road and Toodyay Road in City of Swan. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains in place for people in the western part of John Forrest National Park near Pechey Road and Toodyay Road in City of Swan.  
  • 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 bushland north-east of Taaffe Road and Pechey Road. It is burning on the southern side of Toodyay Road.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north-easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south-westerly to north-easterly later tonight.
  • This means homes on the western side of John Forrest National Park may be threatened by fire.
  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.
  SAFER PLACE:
  • 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   Toodyay Road is closed.   RECREATION SITE CLOSURES: Recreation site closures include:
  • Eagle View walk trail

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Firefighters are building containment lines along the western boundary of the fire.
  • Thirty firefighters from Department of Parks and Wildlife are on the scene being assisted by crews from DFES as well as City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring Bush Fire Brigades.
  • Water bombers and helitacs are assisting ground crews.
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 3pm today. It has burnt through approximately 50 hectares.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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.   Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 19/12/2014 6:32 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Casuarina in the City of Kwinana

2 hours 5 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Casuarina in the City of Kwinana. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Casuarina in the City of Kwinana.


• The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and under control.
• 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 near Lugg Place. It is burning in inaccessible terrain between the Kwinana Freeway and Landgren Road. 

 
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is now contained and 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.


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:

• Orton Road, west of Bombay Boulevard
• Nicolas Road, north of Mortimer Road


Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 50 firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are mopping up hot spots. 
• Aerial support has assisted ground crews and is no longer required.


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 12.46pm today. 
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• 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 11am tomorrow, Saturday 20 December, unless the situation changes. 
 

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 5:45 PM

Get ready now for severe thunderstorms from Meekatharra to Kalgoorlie

2 hours 27 min ago
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live between Moora to Kellerberrin to Kalgoorlie to Laverton to Carnegie to Meekatharra to Moora you need to get ready now for the a severe thunderstorm coming this evening. Content:

If you live between Moora to Kellerberrin to Kalgoorlie to Laverton to Carnegie to Meekatharra to Moora you need to get ready now for the a severe thunderstorm coming this evening.

This includes people in Dalwallinu, Southern Cross and Kalgoorlie and surrounding areas.

This is typical 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  
STORM DETAILS:
As at 4:49 pm on Friday 19 December 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises that there is a risk of SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS this afternoon and evening.

Satellite and radar imagery at 4:40pm showed numerous thunderstorms within the warning area, some of which may be severe.
Ejanding, in the western Central Wheat Belt, recorded a 94 kilometre per hour wind gust at 4:04 pm. Storms may be accompanied by
- DAMAGING WINDS
- LARGE HAIL
- HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING.
Storms could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.

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
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: 19/12/2014 5:25 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Casuarina in the City of Kwinana

2 hours 30 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in Casuarina, on Nicolas Drive, Landgren Road, Orton Road and Bombay Boulevard, in City of Kwinana. Content: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in Casuarina, on Nicolas Drive, Landgren Road, Orton Road and Bombay Boulevard, in City of Kwinana.
• 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 started near Lugg Place. The fire is burning between the Kwinana Freeway and Landgren Road.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is contained but not under control.
• It is moving slowly in a north easterly direction. 
• There is still active fire burning in inaccessible terrain.   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.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.   SAFER PLACE:
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:
• Orton Road, west of Bombay Boulevard
• Nicolas Drive is closed from Mortimer Road
The left lane of the Kwinana Freeway Southbound has been reopened. 
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 60 firefighters are on thes scene.
• Firefighters are working to control the fire.
• Aerial support has assisted ground crews.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 12.46pm today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• 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, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
Publication Time: 19/12/2014 5:21 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Mandogalup Road between Anketell Road and Sayer Road, in the City of Kwinana

2 hours 55 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people on Mandogalup Road, between Anketell Road and Sayer Road, in the City of Kwinana. Content:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people on Mandogalup Road, between Anketell Road and Sayer Road, in the City of Kwinana.


• 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 on both sides of Anketell Road, near McLaughlan Road. It is burning towards Mandogalup Road. 


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a north northeasterly direction. 
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are sarting up to 150 metres ahead of the fire.


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.


SAFER PLACE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.


ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Postans area in the City of Kwinana.
Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.


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

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:
• Anketell Road, between the Kwinana Freeway exit and Abercrombie Road. 
• McLaughlan Road, between Anketell Road and Thomas Road.  
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 70 firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire. 
• Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 1.35pm today.
• The cause of the fire is unknown
• 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, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.


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

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 4:54 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for western part of John Forrest National Park in the City of Swan

3 hours 17 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the western part of John Forrest National Park near Pechey Road and Toodyay Road in City of Swan. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the western part of John Forrest National Park near Pechey Road and Toodyay Road in City of Swan.  
  • 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 bushland north-east of Taaffe Road and Pechey Road. It is burning towards Toodyay Road.
  •  
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south-westerly to south-easterly later tonight.
  • This means homes on the western side of John Forrest National Park may be threatened by fire.
  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.
  SAFER PLACE:   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   RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

Recreation site closures include:  
  • Eagle View walk trail
  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Firefighters are building containment lines along the western boundary of the fire.
  • Thirty firefighters from Department of Parks and Wildlife are on the scene being assisted by crews from DFES as well as City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring Bush Fire Brigades
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 3pm on today
  • The cause of the fire is unknown
  • 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.   Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.  

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 4:26 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Casuarina in the City of Kwinana

4 hours 7 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Casuarina, on Nicolas Drive, Landgren Road, Orton Road and Bombay Boulevard, in City of Kwinana. Content: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Casuarina, on Nicolas Drive, Landgren Road, Orton Road and Bombay Boulevard, in City of Kwinana.
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 started near Lugg Place. It is burning in innaccessible terrain between the Kwinana Freeway and Landgren Road.    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction. 
It is now 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.
If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.   SAFER PLACE:
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:
Orton Road, west of Bombay Boulevard Nicolas Drive is closed from Mortimer Road. 
The left lane of the Kwinana Freeway Southbound is closed from Thomas Road to Mortimer Road.      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Approximately 60 firefighters are on site working to control the fire.
Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
The fire was reported at 12.46pm today .
The cause of the fire is unknown.
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, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
Publication Time: 19/12/2014 3:43 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Adams Road, Tathra Place and Allawah Lane in Jane Brook in the City of Swan

4 hours 14 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Adams Road, Tathra Place and Allawah Lane in Jane Brook in the City of Swan. Content: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Adams Road, Tathra Place and Allawah Lane in Jane Brook in the City of Swan.
• You need to be aware and keep up to date.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
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:
Some roads may be closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Fire crews are on the scene.
• Aircraft have been sent to assist ground crews.
 
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or news bulletins.
 
Further information will be released as it becomes available. Publication Time: 19/12/2014 3:34 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for east Tutunup in the City of Busselton

4 hours 32 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in east Tutunup near Yoganup Place and Johnston Road in the City of Busselton. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in east Tutunup near Yoganup Place and Johnston Road in the City of Busselton.

• 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 grassland near Yoganup Place and Johnston Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly 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.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Approximately 14 firefighters from the Busselton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Parks and Wildlife are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines. Aerial support are assisting ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The bushfire is a re-ignition from a fire reported on 15 December 2014.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Busselton 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 Saturday 19 December 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 3:17 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Kwinana in the City of Kwinana

5 hours 6 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in Postans near Anketell Road, in the northern part of Kwinana in the City of Kwinana. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in Postans near Anketell Road, in the northern part of Kwinana in the City of Kwinana.

• 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 the north and south side of Anketell Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a northerly 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:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

A number of roads have been closed including:
• Anketell Road between the Kwinana Freeway Exit and Abercrombie Road.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Approximately 40 firefighters are actively fighting the fire. Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.35pm today.
• 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 11am Saturday 20 December unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 2:44 PM

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Casuarina in the City of Kwinana

6 hours 2 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in Casuarina bounded by Landgren Road, Bombay Boulevard, Orton Road and Casuarina Road in the City of Kwinana. Content:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in Casuarina bounded by Landgren Road, Bombay Boulevard, Orton Road and Casuarina Road in the City of Kwinana. This includes the Marri Park Golf Course.

• 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 started on Lugg Place and is burning towards Landgren Road

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
• It is 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.

SAFER PLACE:
• 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:
Lugg Place

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Approximately 50 firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
• Aerial support are assisting firefighters on the ground.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 12.46pm today.
• 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, 6PR or news bulletins.

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

Publication Time: 19/12/2014 1:47 PM
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