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Rubbish fire in Cowarmup in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the City of Busselton

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 5:37pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: The rubbish fire on Gardiner Road, near the intersection of Bussell Highway, in Cowarmup near the border of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton is extinguished. Content:

​The rubbish fire on Gardiner Road, near the intersection of Bussell Highway, in Cowarmup near the border of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton is extinguished.

There may still be some residual smoke in the area.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of emergency services personnel.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• Firefighters from three Bush Fire Service and two Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service brigades have left the scene safe.
• The fire 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.

There will be no more information released regarding this incident. Publication Time: 31/10/2014 5:34 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 3:44pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, 15km south-east of Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife   
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, 15km south-east of Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
  • 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 bushfire is now burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway and motorists should be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • The fire started south of Parry Creek Farm Road and another ignition occurred in the area south-east of the Parry Creek Farm Road and the Great Northern Highway intersection.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south-westerly direction under variable winds. It is burning parallel to Parry Creek Farm Road.

IF DRIVING:
  • Be extremely careful when driving near 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.   Old Halls Creek Road has been closed between Victoria Highway and Parry Creek Farm Road.   RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve is closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Parks and Wildlife fire crews are working to secure Parry Creek Farm Road and prevent any impact on Great Northern Highway, and are monitoring the fire.              EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 1pm on 28 October 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is deliberate lighting. People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 
  • 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 (Saturday 1 November 2014) unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 31/10/2014 3:41 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Kalumburu Road in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 3:39pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road immediately north of Doongan Station turn off in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road immediately north of Doongan Station turn off in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
  • 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 western side of the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving moderately in a northerly 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:
Doongan Station staff are actively fighting the fire along the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road. DFES is monitoring the fire remotely.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • 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 1 November 2014 unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 31/10/2014 3:36 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Lorna Glen, 105km east north-east of Wiluna, in the Shire of Wiluna

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 3:34pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling on Granite Peak Road near Lorna Glen, 105km east north-east of Wiluna, in the Shire of Wiluna. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife    A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling on Granite Peak Road near Lorna Glen, 105km east north-east of Wiluna, in the Shire of Wiluna.    ·          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. ·          The fire started in spinifex country within the Lorna Glen ex-pastoral lease.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR: ·          The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction. It is not yet fully contained.    WHAT TO DO 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   No roads are closed.   RECREATION SITE CLOSURES: No recreation sites are closed.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  •  Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are onsite undertaking fire suppression activities.
  • A front-end loader has been dispatched to the scene to create a fire break.
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported at 10am on Thursday 30 October 2014.
  • 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 (Saturday 1 November 2014) unless the situation changes.Publication Time: 31/10/2014 3:30 PM

Rubbish Fire in Cowaramup in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, and the City of Busselton

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 2:35pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: There is a rubbish fire on Gardiner Road, near the intersection of Bussell Highway, in Cowaramup near the border of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Bussleton. Content:

There is a rubbish fire on Gardiner Road, near the intersection of Bussell Highway, in Cowarmup near the border of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Bussleton.

The fire is burning in a paddocks near the road and is issueing a lot of smoke.   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. 
• People with medical concerns should contact their 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.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Firefighters from three Bush Fire Service and two Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service brigades are on the scene.
• Firefighters are working to contain and control the fire. 
• The Department of Environment and RegulationPollution Response Unit have been alerted to the incident.  
• Local Government representatives are on the scene.  
EXTRA INFORMATION: 
• 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: 31/10/2014 2:33 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River-Kalumburu Road in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 10:25am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road immediately north of Doongan Station turn off in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road immediately north of Doongan Station turn off in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

• 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 western side of the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving moderately in a northerly 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:
Doongan Station staff are actively fighting the fire along the Gibb River-Kalumburu Road. DFES is monitoring the fire remotely.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• 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, Friday 31 October 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 31/10/2014 10:20 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Lorna Glen, 105km east north-east of Wiluna, in the Shire of Wiluna

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 10:20am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling on Granite Peak Road near Lorna Glen, 105km east north-east of Wiluna, in the Shire of Wiluna. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
  
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling on Granite Peak Road near Lorna Glen, 105km east north-east of Wiluna, in the Shire of Wiluna. 
 
•          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.
•          The fire started in spinifex country within the Lorna Glen ex-pastoral lease.   BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
•          The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction. It is not yet fully contained.
 
WHAT TO DO 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
 
No roads are closed.
 
RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: •          Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are onsite and monitoring the fire.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
•          The fire was reported at 10am on Thursday 30 October 2014.
•          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 4pm today (Friday 31 October 2014) unless the situation changes. 
Publication Time: 31/10/2014 10:18 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 9:23am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, 15km south-east of Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content: The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife 
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, 15km south-east of Wyndham in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
• 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 south of Parry Creek Farm Road and is burning towards Great Northern Highway.
• Another ignition has occurred in the areas south-east of the Parry Creek Farm Road and the Great Northern Highway intersection.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a south-westerly direction. It is burning parallel to Parry Creek Farm Road.
IF DRIVING:
• Be extremely careful when driving near 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. Halls Creek Road has been closed between Victoria Highway and Parry Creek Farm Road.   RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve is closed.
 
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Parks and Wildlife fire crews are working to secure Parry Creek Farm Road and prevent any impact on Great Northern Highway, and are monitoring the fire.
           
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 1pm on 28 October 2014.
• The cause of the fire is deliberate lighting. People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• 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 4pm today (Friday 31 October 2014) unless the situation changes. 
      

Publication Time: 31/10/2014 9:21 AM

Smoke alert for Gingin

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 8:11pm
Category: Smoke Alert Alert Summary: The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for the Gingin Brook Road, 15km south of Gingin as a result of prescribed burns being carried out to manage bushfire risk and protect biodiversity. Content:   The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for the Gingin Brook Road, 15km south of Gingin as a result of prescribed burns being carried out to manage bushfire risk and protect biodiversity.   The smoke is expected to clear by tomorrow morning, Friday 31 October.   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: 30/10/2014 8:05 PM Expiration Time: 31/10/2014 12:00 PM
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