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Bushfire Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 04:08 PM
Date of issue: 29 October 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
  • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
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:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

Although the fire has been contained and controlled in Hamlet Grove area, due to variable winds, the fire could change direction. People within this community should remain vigilant.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
  • Currently there has been 10000 hectares burnt.
  • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
  • 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 Advice for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the 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: 03:56 PM
Date of issue: 29 October 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Pardoo Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse in EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in EIGHTY MILE BEACH.
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

  • Motorists are advised not to camp on the roadside reserves or pull-ups in case the fire approaches their vehicle.
  • 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 westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
  • Pastoralist firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
  • Currently there has been 35,000 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 Advice for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA 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: 03:53 PM
Date of issue: 29 October 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of the intersection of Bombay Boulevard and Thomas Road, east of Treeby Road and Battersby Road in the southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA.

  • 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 Thomas Road and Bombay Boulevard in CASUARINA.
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:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained and under control.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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 Kwinana.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling the area for the rest of the day.
  • Approximately six Kwinana South and Mandogalup Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • City of Kwinana 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 Advice for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

Please note no changes since previous alert


Time of issue: 03:49 PM
Date of issue: 29 October 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south-western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
  • Fire is burning on two fronts, in a south west and north west direction..
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:

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.
    • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.

    The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

    Winds are variable due to thunderstorm activity in the area.This is affecting fire behaviour.


    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 BROOME.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
    • Broome Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

    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 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 2800 hectares 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 Advice for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the 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: 12:40 PM
    Date of issue: 29 October 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Pardoo Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse in EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in EIGHTY MILE BEACH.
    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

    • Motorists are advised not to camp on the roadside reserves or pull-ups in case the fire approaches their vehicle.
    • 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 westerly direction.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • Pastoralist firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 35,000 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 Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 12:22 PM
    Date of issue: 29 October 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
    • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
    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:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

    Although the fire has been contained and controlled in Hamlet Grove area, due to variable winds, the fire could change direction. People within this community should remain vigilant.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
    • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
    • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA 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: 12:17 PM
    Date of issue: 29 October 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of the intersection of Bombay Boulevard and Thomas Road, east of Treeby Road and Battersby Road in the southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA.

    • 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 Thomas Road and Bombay Boulevard in CASUARINA.
    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:

    • The bushfire is stationary.
    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 Kwinana.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling the area for the rest of the day.
    • Approximately six Kwinana South and Mandogalup Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • City of Kwinana 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    Please note changes throughout alert


    Time of issue: 11:04 AM
    Date of issue: 29 October 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south-western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
    • Fire is burning on two fronts, in a south west and north west direction..
    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:

      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.

      The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

      Winds are variable due to thunderstorm activity in the area.This is affecting fire behaviour.


      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 BROOME.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
      • Broome Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
      • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

      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 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 2800 hectares 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

      Please note change to Alert Level and throughout


      Time of issue: 07:11 PM
      Date of issue: 28 October 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
      • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
      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:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.

      Although the fire has been contained and controlled in Hamlet Grove area, due to variable winds, the fire could change direction. People within this community should remain vigilant


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      Bungarun Road has been reopened in a northerly direction from Derby-Gibb River Road.

      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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
      • 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, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
      • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
      • 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 the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

      Please note change to Alert Level


      Time of issue: 05:04 PM
      Date of issue: 28 October 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as firefighting efforts have been successful and weather conditions are improving.
      • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
      • The fire started near the intersection of DERBY-GIBB RIVER RD and BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
      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 south westerly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.

      Due to variable winds, the fire could change direction.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      People in Hamlet Grove can leave south via Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Savannah Heights or Birdwood Downs can leave via Bungarun Road to the Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Bungarun Community should leave via the marsh.


      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:

      Bungarun Road is closed in a northerly direction from Derby-Gibb River Road.

      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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
      • 20 State Emergency Service volunteers and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
      • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
      • 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 the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

      Please note change to Extra Information

      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: 04:24 PM
      Date of issue: 28 October 2019


      Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

      • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
      • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as local communities are now at threat.
      • Homes in the four communities are under threat by fire now.
      • The fire started near the intersection of DERBY-GIBB RIVER RD and BUNGARUN RD in DERBY..
      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.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.
      • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

      Due to variable winds, the fire could change direction.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      People in Hamlet Grove can leave south via Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Savannah Heights or Birdwood Downs can leave via Bungarun Road to the Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Bungarun Community should leave via the marsh.


      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:

      Bungarun Road is closed in a northerly direction from Derby-Gibb River Road.

      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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
      • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 9000 hectares burnt.
      • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel. .
      • 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 southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA 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: 03:56 PM
      Date of issue: 28 October 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of the intersection of Bombay Boulevard and Thomas Road, east of Treeby Road and Battersby Road in the southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has now been contained and is under control.
      • 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 THOMAS RD and BOMBAY BVD in CASUARINA.
      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:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      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 KWINANA.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling the area for the rest of the day.
      • 6 Kwinana South and Mandogalup Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • City of Kwinana 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 south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

      Please note changes under BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR section


      Time of issue: 03:46 PM
      Date of issue: 28 October 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south-western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

      • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
      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 southerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand a fire in today's conditions.

        The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

        Winds are variable due to thunderstorm activity in the area.This is affecting fire behaviour.


        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 BROOME.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
        • 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 Advice for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the 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: 03:38 PM
        Date of issue: 28 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway between Pardoo Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse in EIGHTY MILE BEACH in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

        • 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 GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY in EIGHTY MILE BEACH.
        • It is burning towards the Eighty Mile Beach turnoff.
        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

        • Motorists are advised not to camp on the roadside reserves or pull-ups in case the fire approaches their vehicle.
        • 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 westerly direction.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be 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 BROOME.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
        • Pastoralist firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 30,000 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 the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

        Please note changes 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: 03:28 PM
        Date of issue: 28 October 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as local communities are now at threat.
        • Homes in the four communities are under threat by fire now.
        • The fire started near the intersection of DERBY-GIBB RIVER RD and BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
        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.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

        Due to variable winds, the fire could change direction.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People in Hamlet Grove can leave south via Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Savannah Heights or Birdwood Downs can leave via Bungarun Road to the Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Bungarun Community should leave via the marsh.


        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:

        Bungarun Road is closed in a northerly direction from Derby-Gibb River Road.

        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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service firefighters are attending.
        • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

        DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:

        Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 1500 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.
        Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Emergency Warning for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

        Please note increased threat area and changes 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: 02:23 PM
        Date of issue: 28 October 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as local communities are now at threat.
        • Homes in the three communities are under threat by fire now.
        • The fire started near the intersection of DERBY-GIBB RIVER RD and BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • People in Hamlet Grove can leave south via Derby-Gibb River Road. 
        • People in Savannah Heights or Birdwood Downs can leave via Bungarun Road to the Derby-Gibb River Road.
        • People in Bungarun Community should leave via the marsh.
        • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
        • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
        • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
        • 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.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People in Hamlet Grove can leave south via Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Savannah Heights or Birdwood Downs can leave via Bungarun Road to the Derby-Gibb River Road; people in Bungarun Community should leave via the marsh..


        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:

        Bungarun Road is closed in a northerly direction from Derby-Gibb River Road.

        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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service firefighters are attending.
        • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

        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 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 1500 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.
        Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Emergency Warning for the communities of BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD RISE and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD RISE and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

        Please note change to Alert Level - Emergency Warning

        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: 12:27 PM
        Date of issue: 28 October 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the communities of BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD RISE and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people the communities of BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD RISE and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as local communities are now at threat.
        • Homes in the three communities are under threat by fire now.
        • The fire started near the intersection of DERBY-GIBB RIVER RD and BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • You can leave via Bungarun Road to the Gibb River Road.
        • If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
        • Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
        • It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
        • 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 easterly direction.
        • It is unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        You can leave south via Bungarun Road towards the Gibb River Road..


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be 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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 1500 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.
        Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

        This is a new alert


        Time of issue: 10:53 AM
        Date of issue: 28 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for south-western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south-western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

        • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
        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 westerly direction.
          • It is out of control and unpredictable.

          The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.


          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 BROOME.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

          Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing section


          Time of issue: 10:42 AM
          Date of issue: 28 October 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people north of the intersection of Bombay Boulevard and Thomas Road, east of Treeby Road and Battersby Road in the southern part of ANKETELL in the CITY OF KWINANA.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has now been contained and is under control.
          • 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 THOMAS RD and BOMBAY BVD in CASUARINA.
          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:

          • The bushfire is stationary.
          • It is contained and under control.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          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 KWINANA.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling the area for the rest of the day.
          • 6 Kwinana South and Mandogalup Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 04:27 PM on 27 October 2019.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • City of Kwinana 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for northern part of DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 10:30 AM
          Date of issue: 28 October 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of DERBY in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the Bungarun, Birdwood Rise and Savannah Heights communities on Bungarun Road in Derby in the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the threat to the Bungarun, Birdwood Rise and Savannah Heights communities has reduced.
          • 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 the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
          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:

          • The bushfire is moving in a south easterly direction.
          • It is unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
          Some roads may be 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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
          • Currently there has been 1500 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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