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Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Victoria Highway, 10 kilometres east of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 7:01pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people near the Victoria Highway, 10 kilometres east of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:
  • ​The bushfire that was burning near the Victoria Highway 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 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:

  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The incident was reported at 1:48pm Friday, 24 June 2016.
  • 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.

No further updates will be issued.

Publication Time: 24/06/2016 6:53 PM Expiration Time: 25/06/2016 8:00 AM

​Bushfire ADVICE for Victoria Highway, 10 kilometres East of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 3:20pm
Category: Fire Alert Summary: A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Victoria Highway, 10 kilometres East of Kununurra in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley. Content:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Victoria Highway, 10 kilometres East of Kununurra 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 near Victoria Highway and is burning towards Emu Creek Community.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.

• It is uncontrolled and uncontained.


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.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

• 15 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters from 3 brigades are on the scene.

• Firefighters are building containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The incident was reported at 1.48pm on 24 June 2016.

• 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 on 25 June 2016 unless the situation changes.

Publication Time: 24/06/2016 3:15 PM
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