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

1 hour 22 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along Gibb River Road between King River and Pentecost River in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along Gibb River Road between King River and Pentecost River 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 in bushland south of the Gibb River Road on El Questro Station.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving steadily 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 is liaising with El Questro staff and pastoralists who are fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported on 12 September 2014.
• It has burnt approximately 25,000 hectares.
• 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 11am tomorrow, Thursday 17 September 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 3:49 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Roebuck Plains in the Shire of Broome

1 hour 33 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the Roebuck Plains area in the Shire of Broome. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the Roebuck Plains area 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 20 kilometres south of the Roebuck Plains Roadhouse.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in an easterly direction.
• It is burning in inaccessible terrain.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Approximately 105,000 hectares has been burnt.

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 is monitoring the fire remotely and assisting local pastoralists who are actively fighting the fire and strengthening fire breaks.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on 3 September 2014.
• 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, Thursday 18 September 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 3:38 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for 50 kilometres south of Karratha in the City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton

1 hour 45 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people 50 kilometres south of Karratha, in the City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people 50 kilometres south of Karratha, in the City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton.

• 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 bushland between Warlu Road and the Western Creek.
• It is burning near the Rio Tinto rail line.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly 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:
Local government and Rio Tinto staff are monitoring the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on the 15 September 2014.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• The City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton are 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, Thursday 18 September 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 3:27 PM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 20 kilometres east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton

2 hours 47 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Millstream Pannawonica Road, 20 kilometres east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton. Content:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on the Millstream Pannawonica Road, 20 kilometres east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton.

• 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:
No roads are closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Pannawonica Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will monitor the area for the next 24 hours.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 11.14am on 13 September 2014.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• The Shire of Ashburton is managing the fire.

No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 2:25 PM Expiration Time: 18/09/2014 8:00 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for 20 kilometres east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton

6 hours 8 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Millstream Pannawonica Road, 20 kilometres east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on the Millstream Pannawonica Road, 20 kilometres east of Pannawonica in the Shire of Ashburton.  
  • 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 the Millstream Pannawonica Road. 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly 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: Pannawonica Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service are monitoring the scene.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported at 11.14am on 13 September 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • The Shire of Ashburton 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 4.00pm today Wednesday 17 September 2014unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 11:00 AM

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people 50 kilometres south of Karratha, in the City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton.

6 hours 26 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people 50 kilometres south of Karratha, in the City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people 50 kilometres south of Karratha, in the City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton.  
  • 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 bushland between Warlu Road and the Western Creek.
  • It is burning near the Rio Tinto rail line.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly 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: Firefighters and Rio Tinto staff are monitoring the fire.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported on the 15 September 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • The City of Karratha and Shire of Ashburton are 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 4.00pm today Wednesday 17 September 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 10:45 AM

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

6 hours 32 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the area bounded by Gibb River Road and the Victoria Highway intersection and the Pentecost River in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the area bounded by Gibb River Road and the Victoria Highway intersection and the Pentecost River 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 in bushland south of the Gibb River Road on El Questro Station.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving steadily 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 is monitoring the fire ground and pastoralists are assisting fighting the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported on 12 September 2014.
• It has burnt approximately 25,000 hectares.
• 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, Wednesday 17 September 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 10:40 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Roebuck Plains in the Shire of Broome

6 hours 38 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the Roebuck Plains area in the Shire of Broome. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the Roebuck Plains area 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 in bushland on two separate fronts.
• It is burning on one front 100 kilometres east of Broome on Roebuck Plains Station and Yeeda Station.
• A second front is burning 20 kilometres south of the Roebuck Plains Roadhouse.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in an easterly direction.
• It is burning in inaccessible terrain.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Approximately 105,000 hectares has been burnt.

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 is monitoring the fire remotely and assisting local pastoralists who are actively fighting the fire and strengthening fire breaks.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on 3 September 2014.
• 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 4pm today, Wednesday 17 September 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 17/09/2014 10:33 AM

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

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 4:09pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the area bounded by Gibb River Road and the Victoria Highway intersection and the Pentecost River in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains  for people in the area bounded by Gibb River Road and the Victoria Highway intersection and the Pentecost River 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 in bushland south of the Gibb River Road on El Questro Station.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving fast 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: Firefighters have conducted  further aerial monitoring of the fire this afternoon.   EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The fire was reported on 12 September 2014.
  • It has burnt approximately 25,000 hectares.  
  • 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 11.00am Wednesday 17 September 2014 unless the situation changes. Publication Time: 16/09/2014 4:00 PM
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