The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout
Time of issue: 08:29 AM
Date of issue: 15 October 2019
Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Northern Highway approximately 16 kilometres north west of the West Angelas mine site turn off near Juna Downs, and for people in the Hope Downs Mine Site, in the western part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.
- The bushfire that was burning in this area has been extinguished.
- The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
- Drive slowly and with caution in the area.
ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Roads have not been 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 Shire of East Pilbara.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
- Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
- The fire was reported at 01:51 AM on 11 October 2019.
- Currently there has been 11,000 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.
No further updates will be issued.