The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note changes throughout
Time of issue: 03:48 PM
Date of issue: 04 July 2019
Bushfire ADVICE for east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Victoria Highway, east of KUNUNURRA in SHIRE OF WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.
- 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 in KUNUNURRA.
- 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.
- The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.
- It is out of control and unpredictable.
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:
- Victoria Highway between Crossing Falls Road and the Northern Territory and Western Australian border
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 WYNDHAM-EAST KIMBERLEY.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
- The fire was reported at 09:57 AM on 4 July 2019.
- Currently there has been more than 200 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.