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

2 hours 32 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between the Mitchell River Road and Port Warrender Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between the Mitchell River Road and Port Warrender Road 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 on the western side of Kalumburu Road.  It is burning on Doongan Station.
• The fire is now contained south of Port Warrender Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly due to variable conditions in the area. 
• 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.
• Campers and travellers in the area should monitor the fire conditions and plan their journey accordingly.
 
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 and the Department of Parks and Wildlife personnel are monitoring the scene. 

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on Wednesday 27 August 2014.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• DFES is now 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, Sunday 31 August 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/08/2014 3:28 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Victoria Highway, between Lake Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

2 hours 41 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Victoria Highway, between Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Victoria Highway, between Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road 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 in bushland near Lake Argyle Road, between Victoria Highway and Spillway Creek.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in towards Lake Argyle Road.  
• It is contained but not under control.
• There is ongoing fire activity in inaccessible terrain.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• 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. 

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on Wednesday 20 August 2014.
• The cause of the fire is deliberate.
• 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, Sunday 31 August 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/08/2014 3:14 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley

2 hours 50 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people and travellers on the Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people and travellers on the Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The fire is burning on the northern front along Gibb River Road in pastoral land.
• It is burning in bushland approximately five to ten kilometres east of the Derby Highway and Gibb River Road intersection.
• It is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
• The fire is contained and controlled within containment lines.

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. 

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 2.09pm on Saturday 16 August 2014.
• The fire has burnt approximately 115,000 hectares.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• Local pastoralists are now 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, Sunday 31 August 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/08/2014 3:09 PM

Continue to prepare for flooding for the Preston River catchment area in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup, Shire of Capel and City of Bunbury

6 hours 44 min ago
Category: Flood Alert Summary: People near the Preston River catchment area in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup, Shire of Capel and City of Bunbury should prepare for possible minor flooding. Content:

​People near the Preston River catchment area in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup, Shire of Capel and City of Bunbury should prepare for possible minor flooding.

There is no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes

WHAT TO DO:
DFES advises you to:
• Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
• Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
• To prevent flooding inside your home, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways.
• Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to relocate.
• Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
• With water moving quickly people need to stay out of the Preston River, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
• If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
IF DRIVING:
• Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
• 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.
• Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

ROAD CLOSURES:
No roads are closed.
Road information may also be available from the City of Donnybrook-Balingup.

FLOOD DETAILS:
As at 9.52am on Saturday 30 August 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises minor flooding is being observed in the Preston River catchment area due to heavy rainfall recorded in the 48 hours to 9am Saturday.   The Preston River at Donnybrook is above the minor flood level (3.5 metres) and is steady.

The Preston River at Boyanup Bridge is above the minor flood level (3.0 metres) and is steady
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The Ferguson River at South Western Highway is below the minor flood level (2.3 metres) and is steady.

For the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, rainfall recorded in the Preston River catchment area has been 15mm to 30mm.

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the Preston River at Donnybrook during Saturday and into early Sunday.

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the Preston River at Boyanup Bridge during Saturday and into early Sunday.

The Ferguson River at South Western Highway is expected to remain below the the minor flood level (2.3 metres) during Saturday and Sunday.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au

WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING: DFES is monitoring the situation.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• For SES assistance call 132 500.
• In a life threatening situation call 000. • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood

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 issued when the situation changes. Publication Time: 30/08/2014 11:15 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley

7 hours 27 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people and travellers on the Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people and travellers on the Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The fire is burning on the northern front along Gibb River Road in pastoral land.
• It is burning in bushland approximately five to ten kilometres east of the Derby Highway and Gibb River Road intersection.
• It is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
• The fire is contained and controlled within containment lines.

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.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 2.09pm on Saturday 16 August 2014.
• The fire has burnt approximately 115,000 hectares.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• Local pastoralists are now 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, Saturday 30 August 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/08/2014 10:34 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for Victoria Highway, between Lake Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

7 hours 35 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Victoria Highway, between Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Victoria Highway, between Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road 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 in bushland near Lake Argyle Road, between Victoria Highway and Spillway Creek.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in towards Lake Argyle Road.
• It is contained but not under control.
• There is ongoing fire activity in inaccessible terrain.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• 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.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on Wednesday 20 August 2014.
• The cause of the fire is deliberate.
• 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, Saturday 30 August 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/08/2014 10:25 AM

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

7 hours 43 min ago
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between the Mitchell River Road and Port Warrender Road in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between the Mitchell River Road and Port Warrender Road 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 on the western side of Kalumburu Road. It is burning on Doongan Station.
• The fire is now contained south of Port Warrender Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly due to variable conditions in the area.
• 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.
• Campers and travellers in the area should monitor the fire conditions and plan their journey accordingly.

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 and the Department of Parks and Wildlife personnel are monitoring the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported on Wednesday 27 August 2014.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• DFES is now 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, Saturday 30 August 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 30/08/2014 10:18 AM

Cancellation of severe weather warning between Lancelin and Bremer Bay

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 10:45pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: ​As at 10.02pm on Friday 29 August 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning southwest of a line from Lancelin to Northam to Lake Grace to Bremer Bay has been cancelled. Content:

​As at 10.02pm on Friday 29 August 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning southwest of a line from Lancelin to Northam to Lake Grace to Bremer Bay has been cancelled.

A slow moving cold front is continuing to affect southwest parts of the state. While rain will continue through the area overnight, it is not expected to be intense enough to produce flash flooding.

To date State Emergency Service (SES) has received 19 calls for assistance. The majority of calls have involved minor damage to roofs.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

  • If your home has been badly damaged by 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 659 210
  • For information about road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit http://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/


After a storm 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.

No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 29/08/2014 10:42 PM Expiration Time: 30/08/2014 9:00 AM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Great Northern Highway, 20 kilometres south of the Victoria Highway intersection in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:07pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway, approximately 20 kilometres south of the Victoria Highway and Great Northern Highway intersection in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley. Content: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people for people travelling on the Great Northern Highway, approximately 20 kilometres south of the Victoria Highway and Great Northern Highway intersection in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley.   The bushfire  is now being held within containment lines.  
  • 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:   DFES will continue to monitor the area.     EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported on Tuesday 26 August 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is managing the fire.
  No further updates wil be issued.

Publication Time: 29/08/2014 4:00 PM Expiration Time: 30/08/2014 8:00 AM

Continue to take action with more bad weather coming between Lancelin and Bremer Bay

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:06pm
Category: Storm Alert Summary: If you live southwest of a line from Lancelin to Northam to Lake Grace to Bremer Bay you should continue to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come. Content:

​If you live southwest of a line from Lancelin to Northam to Lake Grace to Bremer Bay you should continue to take action and stay safe with more bad weather to come.

This includes people in, near or between the Perth Metropolitan area, Mandurah, York, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Bridgetown, Narrogin, Katanning, Albany and surrounding areas.

This is typical weather for this time of the year but rainfall is expected to be heavier than normal. Heavy rainfall and damaging winds may cause damage to property and make road conditions hazardous.

WHAT TO DO:
• 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.

WHAT TO DO:
DFES has these tips to help you and your family stay safe once the bad weather has passed:
• Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
• Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
• Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
• Assess your car, home and property for damage.
• If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
• If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

Emergency services respond as bad weather hits the south west and Perth metropolitan area:

Emergency services have answered more than 12 calls for help after bad weather hit the south west and Perth metropolitan area today.

The majority of calls were for minor water damage.

WEATHER DETAILS:
As at 3.27pm on Friday 29 August 2014 the Bureau of Meterorology advises a slow moving cold front is continuing to move through southwest parts of the state.

The front is likely to produce heavy rainfall that may cause flash flooding. Rainfall from this front is expected to be heavier than normal.

Moderate to heavy rainfall will redevelop during the afternoon and evening. The cold front will then weaken with rainfall easing from late Friday evening over the southwest, and early Saturday morning in the Perth Metropolitan area.

Isolated thunderstorms are still possible however damaging winds are no longer expected.

A Flood Warning is current for the Preston River Catchment. Please refer to the latest warning for further details.

Between 9am and 3pm Friday, the following rainfall totals have been recorded:
Wandering - 39.8mm, Jarrahdale - 37.8mm, Witchcliffe - 30.4mm, Culford - 30mm, Narrogin 28mm and Jandakot Airport 27.6mm.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
• If your home has been badly damaged by storm call the SES on 132 500.
• In a life threatening situation call 000.
• For the latest weather information visit www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213After a storm 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: 29/08/2014 4:02 PM

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

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:03pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between the Mitchell River Road and Port Warrender Road in the Shire of Wyndham - East Kimberley. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling on Kalumburu Road between the Mitchell River Road and Port Warrender Road 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 on the western side of Kalumburu Road.  It is burning on Doongan Station.
  • The fire is now contained south of Port Warrender Road.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly due to variable conditions in the area. 
  • 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.
  • Campers and travellers in the area should monitor the fire conditions and plan their journey accordingly.
  ROAD CLOSURES: Port Warrender Road is now open   Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.   WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife are on the scene. 
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported on Wednesday 27 August 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • DFES is now 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 tomorrow, Saturday 30 August 2014 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 29/08/2014 4:00 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Victoria Highway, between Lake Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 4:00pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Victoria Highway, between Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road in the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people travelling along Victoria Highway, between Argyle Road and Fish Farm Road 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 in bushland near Lake Argyle Road, between Victoria Highway and Spillway Creek.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly in towards Lake Argyle Road.  
  • It is contained but not under control.
  • There is ongoing fire activity in inaccessible terrain.
  WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • 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. 
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported on Wednesday 20 August 2014.
  • The cause of the fire is deliberate.
  • 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 tomorrow, Saturday 30 August 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 29/08/2014 4:00 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 3:57pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people and travellers on the Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West Kimberley. Content: A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people and travellers on the Gibb River Road in the Shire of Derby West 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.
  BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The fire is now burning only on the northern front along Gibb River Road in pastoral land.
  • It is burning on in bushland approximately five to ten kilometres east of the Derby Highway and Gibb River Road intersection.
  • It is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
  • The fire are contained and controlled within contaiment lines 
  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. 
  EXTRA INFORMATION:
  • The incident was reported at 2.09pm on Saturday 16 August 2014.
  • The fires has burnt approximately 115,000 hectares.
  • The cause of the fires is unknown.
  • Local pastoralists are now managing the fires.
  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, tomorrow Saturday 30 August 2014, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 29/08/2014 3:54 PM
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