The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note this Alert is now an All Clear
Time of issue: 08:58 AM
Date of issue: 17 July 2019
Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway in DURACK in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Gibb River Road and Victoria Highway, between the Grotto and the King River, adjacent to El Questro Station, in DURACK in the SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.
- The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
- Firefighters are monitoring the area.
- The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
- Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.
- The bushfire is stationary.
- The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain.
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 Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
DFES and Pastoralists are also in attendance.
- The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 11 July 2019.
- Currently there has been 22,000 hectares burnt.
- The cause of the fire is unknown.
- 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.
No further updates will be issued.