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Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section. This alert remains at a Watch and Act level as conditions are expected to worsen this morning.


Time of issue: 05:46 AM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

  • There is alot of smoke in the area.
  • This alert remains at a Watch and Act level as conditions are expected to worsen this morning. 


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that power has been restored to homes in Drummond Cove.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 38 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 03:54 AM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

  • There is alot of smoke in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that power has been restored to homes in Drummond Cove.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 38 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 01:57 AM
Date of issue: 14 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

  • There is alot of smoke in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that power has been restored to homes in Drummond Cove.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 38 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note change under Power section.


Time of issue: 11:57 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

  • There is alot of smoke in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that power has been restored to homes in Drummond Cove.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 38 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections.


Time of issue: 10:01 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

  • There is alot of smoke in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that power will be restored within the next two hours in the Drummond Cove area.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 38 Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and Power sections.


Time of issue: 07:55 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

  • There is alot of smoke in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised that power will be restored in the next two hours in the Drummond Cove area.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded. Please note changes throughout alert.


Time of issue: 07:51 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Utakarra Road, Maloney Road, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road and North West Coastal Highway in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as it is now controlled.
  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • 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 the intersection of MOLONEY ST and BROCKAGH DR in UTAKARRA.
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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed however speed restrictions apply.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 7 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:53 AM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 70 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes to Alert level


Time of issue: 05:57 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained..
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DR and CHAPMAN RD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

POWER:

Western Power has advised parts of Drummond Cove are without power.

For further details visit www.westernpower.com.au.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 20 hectares burnt.
  • 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.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes to Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


Time of issue: 05:57 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Utakarra Road, Edward Road, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road and North West Coastal Highway in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave, act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOLONEY ST and BROCKAGH DR in UTAKARRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained but not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Utakarra Road is closed to entering traffic.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening continment lines.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:53 AM on 13 November 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Emergency Warning for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

Please note changes under WARNING AREA and throughout

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 04:48 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including 440 Roadhouse in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DRIVE and CHAPMAN ROAD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road - up to 440 Roadhouse near North West Coastal Highway
  • Reef Boulevard

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and backburning.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note Alert has been downgraded to a Watch and Act


Time of issue: 04:15 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Utakarra Road, Edward Road, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road and North West Coastal Highway in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave, act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOLONEY ST and BROCKAGH DR in UTAKARRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a south westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Utakarra Road is closed to entering traffic.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:53 AM on 13 November 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Emergency Warning for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

Please note changes under WARNING AREA and throughout

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 03:47 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for northern part of GLENFIELD and southern part of DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Glenfield Beach Drive, Hillview Drive, Reef Boulevard and Chapman Road, including people south of Glenfield Beach Drive in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • Homes in GLENFIELD BEACH DRIVE are under threat by fire now.
  • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DRIVE and CHAPMAN ROAD in GLENFIELD.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Glenfield Beach Drive
  • Hillview Drive
  • Chapman Road
  • Reef Boulevarde

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene and backburning.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire All Clear for south western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN Content:

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

Please note changes to Alert Level and What Firefighters are Doing


Time of issue: 03:42 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people west of Great Northern Highway, south of Warbook Road, north of Maralla Road and east of Sawpit Road in the south western part of BULLSBROOK in the CITY OF SWAN.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
  • 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 patrolling the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

No roads are closed. 

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Swan.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are periodically patrolling the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:50 AM on 12 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 27 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • City of Swan is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 03:37 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the intersection of Goods Road and Flynn Road in parts of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF MUNDARING.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • 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 the intersection of GOODS RD and FLYNN RD in THE LAKES.
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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF MUNDARING.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:17 AM on 13 November 2019.
  • Currently there has been 35 hectares burnt.
  • Shire of Mundaring is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Watch and Act for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

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

Please note changes to warning area

This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


Time of issue: 03:32 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Utakkara Road, North West Coastal Highway, Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road and Moloney Road in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOLONEY ST and BROCKAGH DR in UTAKARRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
  • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
  • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
  • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
  • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area bounded by Moloney Street, Utakarra Road, Edward Road and Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road in UTAKARRA in CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave, act immediately, do not wait and see.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MOLONEY ST and BROCKAGH DR in UTAKARRA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a south westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Utakarra Road is closed to entering traffic.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:53 AM on 13 November 2019.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 03:26 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along TRANS ACCESS ROAD between ZANTHUS SIDING and KITCHENER SIDING in ZANTHUS in the CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:18 PM on 30 October 2019.
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

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

Please note changes under Extra Information section


Time of issue: 03:22 PM
Date of issue: 13 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Eyre Highway near the FRASER RANGE in SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • 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 north of Eyre Highway in the FRASER RANGE.
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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving in a north westerly direction.
    • It is uncontained and not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    Eyre Highway is now open.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Dundas.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:29 PM on 27 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 14,000 hectares burnt.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for the northern part of BROOKHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the northern part of BROOKHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

    The following alert has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


    Time of issue: 03:13 PM
    Date of issue: 13 November 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the northern part of BROOKHAMPTON in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the northern part of Brookhampton including people travelling along the South Western Highway in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

    • The bushfire has been extinguished.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
    • 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 AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
    Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:59 AM on 13 November 2019.
    • Currently there has been 10 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:10 PM
    Date of issue: 13 November 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for Broome-Cape Leveque Road in WATERBANK and DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road between Manari Road and the Beagle Bay turn-off in parts of WATERBANK and the DAMPIER PENINSULA in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • 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 the intersection of BROOME-CAPE LEVEQUE ROAD and MANARI ROAD in WATERBANK.
    • It is burning in inaccessible areas to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.
    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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
      • It is controlled but not contained.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed however traffic management is in place.

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Broome.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Emergency Warning for parts of GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON Content:

      There is no change to the previous alert

      This is an emergency broadcast from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. It is essential that the words are not changed.


      Time of issue: 02:44 PM
      Date of issue: 13 November 2019


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people south of Glenfield Beach Drive, near Schooner Pass and Hillview Drive in GLENFIELD and DRUMMOND COVE in the CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • Homes south of GLENFIELD DRIVE are under threat by fire now.
      • The fire started near the intersection of GLENFIELD BEACH DRIVE and CHAPMAN ROAD in GLENFIELD.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
      • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
      • If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
      • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
      • If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
      • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving in a south westerly direction.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
      A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Glenfield Beach Drive from Chapman Road to Schooner Pass

      Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF GREATER GERALDTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:38 PM on 13 November 2019.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
      Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


      END

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