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Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace in Australind in the Shire of Harvey

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 8:19pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace in Australind in the Shire of Harvey. Content:

​An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace in Australind in the Shire of Harvey.

  • The bushfire that was burning near the intersection of Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace 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 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.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are patrolling the area.

 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The incident was reported at 4.14pm today.
  • The fire has burnt approximately two hectares.
  • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • The Shire of Harvey is managing the fire.

 

No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 13/02/2016 8:14 PM Expiration Time: 14/02/2016 8:00 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for people near Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace in Australind in the Shire of Harvey

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 5:08pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people near Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace in Australind in the Shire of Harvey Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Gannet Lane and Kingfisher Terrace in Australind in the Shire of Harvey. 

• You need to be aware and keep up to date. 

• 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 near the intersection of Gannett Lane and Kingfisher Terrace.

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.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa or listen to news bulletins.

 

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Publication Time: 13/02/2016 5:05 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 3:36pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Great Southern Highway, and Wariin Road in The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Bushfire ADVICE for The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Great Southern Highway, and Wariin Road in The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam.

• The alert level for this fire remains at Advice due to significant areas still smouldering.

• 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 bushfire is burning in bushland near Great Southern Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is stationary.

• It is contained and controlled.

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:

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

Great Southern Highway is now open and speed restrictions between Great Eastern Highway and Wariin Road have been lifted.

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:

• 15 volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.

• Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 3.06pm on 10 February 2016 

• The cause of the fire is suspicious.

• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

• The Shire of Mundaring 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, 14 February 2016, unless the situation changes.


Publication Time: 13/02/2016 3:34 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 3:13pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Codsford Road, Old Bunbury Road (off Dorsett Road), Southern Estuary Road, Forrest Highway and Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, near John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona. Content:

*No change to previous alert. Firefighters are conducting pocket burning which may generate smoke in the area.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Bushfire ADVICE for John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona 

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Codsford Road, Old Bunbury Road (off Dorsett Road), Southern Estuary  Road, Forrest Highway and Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, near John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona.

• 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 burning is between Forrest Highway and Old Bunbury Road, on the western side of Forrest Highway. 

• Firefighters will be burning unburnt pockets which may generate smoke in the area.

• Smoke may impact people travelling on the Forrest Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is stationary. 

• It is contained and controlled.

WHAT TO DO:

• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

• 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. 

EVACUATION CENTRE:  

The evacuation centre at the Waroona Recreation Centre on Millar Street, Waroona is now closed.

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are closed.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution, avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

• Firefighters are patrolling the area, extinguishing hot spots and strengthening containment lines.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 11.05am Friday 12 February 2016.

• The fire has burnt approximately 10 hectares. 

• The cause of the fire is suspicious

• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

• The Shire of Waroona 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, or news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Sunday 14 February 2016 unless the situation changes.


Publication Time: 13/02/2016 3:11 PM

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of Uduc, including Wokalup, in the Shire of Harvey

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 11:23am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people the area south of Forestry Road and Uduc Road, west of Hocart Road and South Western Highway, north of Mitchell Road and Treasure Road and east of Forrest Highway. This includes Wokalup townsite, Thornton Housing Estate and Myalup Freshwater Lakes Estate in the Shire of Harvey. Content:

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the southern part of Uduc, including Wokalup, in the Shire of Harvey

ALERT LEVEL: 

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the area south of Forestry Road and Uduc Road, west of Hocart Road and South Western Highway, north of Mitchell Road and Treasure Road and east of Forrest Highway.

This includes Wokalup townsite, Thornton Housing Estate and Myalup Freshwater Lakes Estate in the Shire of Harvey.

 

• The bushfire that was burning in the area no longer poses a danger to the community.

• 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 emergency services personnel working in the area. 

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are closed, however speed restrictions remain on Boonilup/Rodgers Road between East Break Road and Waller Road due to Western Power crews working to repair damaged infrastructure.

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

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

• Firefighters will continue to monitor the area. 

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The fire was reported at 2.30pm on 7 February 2016.

• The size of the fire is approximately 1120 hectares.

• The cause of the fire is unknown.

• The Shire of Harvey is managing the fire.

 

No further updates will be issued. 

Publication Time: 13/02/2016 11:21 AM Expiration Time: 13/02/2016 5:00 PM

Bushfire ADVICE for The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 9:55am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Great Southern Highway, and Wariin Road in The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam Content:

*Please note changes to road closure information and what firefighters are doing.

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Bushfire ADVICE for The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Great Southern Highway, and Wariin Road in The Lakes in the Shires of Mundaring and Northam

• 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 bushfire is burning in bushland near Great Southern Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is stationary.

• It is contained and controlled.

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:

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

Great Southern Highway is now open and speed restrictions between Great Eastern Highway and Wariin Road have been lifted.

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:

• 15 volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.

• Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 3.06pm on 10 February 2016 

• The cause of the fire is suspicious.

• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

• The Shire of Mundaring 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, 13 February 2016, unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 13/02/2016 9:51 AM

Bushfire ADVICE for John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona

Sat, 13/02/2016 - 9:22am
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Codsford Road, Old Bunbury Road (off Dorsett Road), Southern Estuary Road, Forrest Highway and Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, near John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona. Content:

*Please note changes under alert level. Firefighters will be conducting pocket burning which may generate smoke in the area.

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in an area bounded by Codsford Road, Old Bunbury Road (off Dorsett Road), Southern Estuary  Road, Forrest Highway and Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, near John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona.

• 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 burning is between Forrest Highway and Old Bunbury Road, on the western side of Forrest Highway. 

• Firefighters will be burning unburnt pockets which may generate smoke in the area.

• Smoke may impact people travelling on the Forrest Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is stationary. 

• It is contained and controlled.

WHAT TO DO:

• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

• 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. 

EVACUATION CENTRE:  

The evacuation centre at the Waroona Recreation Centre on Miller Street, Waroona is now closed.

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are closed.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution, avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

• Firefighters are patrolling the area, extinguishing hot spots and strengthening containment lines.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 11.05am Friday 12 February 2016.

• The fire has burnt approximately 10 hectares. 

• The cause of the fire is suspicious

• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

• The Shire of Waroona 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, or news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4.00pm today,  Saturday 13 February 2016 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 13/02/2016 9:18 AM
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