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Bushfire Advice for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

A Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating (FDR) is in place for tomorrow with very hot, dry and windy conditions expected. Due to current fires and fresh ignitions, accompanied by erratic fire behaviour, unstable fire weather conditions continue to force the Eyre Highway to be closed for a minimum of 5 days. People are asked to avoid the area, ensure they have enough food and water supplies and refer to Main Roads Travel Map to plan an alternate route. People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures.


Time of issue: 07:33 PM
Date of issue: 01 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people in the southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

  • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and CAVE HILL ROAD in VICTORIA ROCK.

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.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    A number of roads and camping grounds have been closed including:

    • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson.
    • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 
    • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.If you are at Caiguna your best option is to return east and seek alternative travel and accommodation arrangements.
    • Burra Rock Road between Cave Hill Road, Burra Rock Junction and Widgiemooltha.
    • Caves Road and the Burra Rock Nature Reserve camping grounds are 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 29 December 2020.
    • Currently there has been approximately 1,000 hectares hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Coolgardie 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 news bulletins.

    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

    A Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating (FDR) is in place for tomorrow with very hot, dry and windy conditions expected. Due to current fires and fresh ignitions, accompanied by erratic fire behaviour, unstable fire weather conditions continue to force the Eyre Highway to be closed for a minimum of 5 days. People are asked to avoid the area, ensure they have enough food and water supplies and refer to Main Roads Travel Map to plan an alternate route. People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures.


    Time of issue: 07:27 PM
    Date of issue: 01 January 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Burra Rock Road south of Nepean Spargoville Road in northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

    • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and NEPEAN SPARGOVILLE ROAD in LONDONDERRY.

    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 south 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:

      • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson. 

      • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 

      • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and will be closed for a minimum of 5 days.If you are at Caiguna your best option is to return east and seek alternative travel and accommodation arrangements.

      • Spargoville Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Burra Rocks Road. 

      • Burra Rock Road, south of Nepean Spargoville Road.

      People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures in place in the Goldfields-Esperance District. These are in place due to multiple fires in the area.

      Western Australia Police Force have already had numerous requests for assistance for stranded travellers. Not only are people putting themselves at risk but they are diverting emergency services from the current efforts to make the roads safe.

      The decision to close a road is only made when there is genuine risk to life. For your own safety as well as that of our crews, please do not try and travel through these areas. We appreciate your continued patience while we work to make the area safe.

      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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and constructing containment lines. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, DFES staff, volunteers and the Shire of Coolgardie are in attendance.
      • 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 08:41 AM on 29 December 2020.
      • Currently there has been 8000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

      Please note changes throughout


      Time of issue: 06:09 PM
      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


      Bushfire ADVICE for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK, including the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY.

      • 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 stationary.


      • The fire continues to burn within containment lines. 


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads remain closed
      •    All roads within Stirling Range National Park
      •    Formby Road South southbound from Stirling Range National Park boundary
      •    Chester Pass Road north of Branson Road and south of Bluff Knoll Road
      •    Gnowellen Road from intersection of Kuch Road and for 4km southbound towards  Chillinup Road
      •    Kuch Road from intersection of Gnowellen Road and for 5 km eastbound towards Chillinup Road

      The following roads are now open
      •    Salt River Road 
      •    Toolbrunup Road is open to the Camel Lake Nature Reserve boundary
      •    Yetemerup Road south of Stirling Access Road is open to the Stirling Range National Park boundary

       

      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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

      RECREATIONAL SITE CLOSURES:

      A number of recreation sites are closed:

      •    Stirling Range National Park  
      •    Bluff Knoll Recreation Site 
      •    Moingup Springs Campground 
      •    Mt Trio bush camp and caravan park

      Stirling Range Retreat is now open and can be accessed via Chester Pass Road on the north side of Stirling Range National Park.

       


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines, patrolling the area and mopping up.
        • 45 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Farmer Response Unit firefighters are attending.
        • Support personnel including State Emergency Service volunteers, Main Roads WA, St John Ambulance and Local Government representatives are also in attendance.

          Resources have been scaled back overnight, with additional crews returning in the morning.


        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 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is Lightning.
        • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

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


        Time of issue: 05:36 PM
        Date of issue: 01 January 2020


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Thomas Road to the North, Cawdor Lane to the west, Colchester Avenue to the south and Sulphur Road to the east in ORELIA in 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 is burning in Sandringham Park.

        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:

        Colchester Avenue has been reopened. 

        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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF KWINANA.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:11 PM on 1 January 2020.
        • Currently there has been 1 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.
        • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for SALMON GUMS and PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SALMON GUMS and PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

        Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, ensure they have enough food and water supplies and refer to Main Roads Travel Map to plan an alternate route. People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures.


        Time of issue: 04:57 PM
        Date of issue: 01 January 2020


        Bushfire ADVICE for SALMON GUMS and PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within SALMON GUMS and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        • 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 is burning north of Lake King-Norseman Road.

        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 south 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:

        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson, is closed to all northbound traffic. This closure is due to pressures on services in Norseman townsite. 
        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 
        • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.
        • Lake King-Norseman Road.
        • Peak Charles Road.

        People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures in place in the Goldfields-Esperance District. These are in place due to multiple fires in the area.

        Western Australia Police Force have already had numerous requests for assistance for stranded travellers. Not only are people putting themselves at risk but they are diverting emergency services from the current efforts to make the roads safe.

        The decision to close a road is only made when there is genuine risk to life. For your own safety as well as that of our crews, please do not try and travel through these areas. We appreciate your continued patience while we work to make the area safe.

        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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

        RECREATION SITES:

        • Peak Charles National Park is closed


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:58 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 4,700 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

        Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, ensure they have enough food and water supplies and refer to Main Roads Travel Map to plan an alternate route. People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures.


        Time of issue: 04:24 PM
        Date of issue: 01 January 2020


        Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people in the southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

        • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and CAVE HILL ROAD in VICTORIA ROCK.

        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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          A number of roads and camping grounds have been closed including:

          • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson, is closed to all northbound traffic. This closure is due to pressures on services in Norseman townsite. 
          • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 
          • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.
          • Burra Rock Road between Cave Hill Road, Burra Rock Junction and Widgiemooltha.
          • Caves Road and the Burra Rock Nature Reserve camping grounds are 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 29 December 2020.
          • Currently there has been approximately 1,000 hectares hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Shire of Coolgardie 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 news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the Higginsville mine site, the Norseman townsite and parts of Fraser Range in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the Higginsville mine site, the Norseman townsite and parts of Fraser Range in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA Content:

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

          Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, ensure they have enough food and water supplies and refer to Main Roads Travel Map to plan an alternate route. People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures.


          Time of issue: 04:23 PM
          Date of issue: 01 January 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for the Higginsville mine site, the Norseman townsite and parts of Fraser Range in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people at the Higginsville mine site, and in the vicinity of the NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA .

          • 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.

          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:

          • Firefighters are still working in the area - be extremely careful when driving through the area.
          • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
          • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
          • There may be smoke over roads over the next few days.  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 westerly direction.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          The following roads are closed: 

          • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson, is closed to all northbound traffic. This closure is due to pressures on services in Norseman townsite. 
          • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 
          • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.
          • Hyden-Norseman Road between Marvel-Lock Forrestania Road and the Norseman townsite. This road closure is due to fallen trees and debris. 

          As there is still active fire in the area, roads may be closed at short notice. 

          People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures in place in the Goldfields-Esperance District. These are in place due to multiple fires in the area.

          Western Australia Police Force have already had numerous requests for assistance for stranded travellers. Not only are people putting themselves at risk but they are diverting emergency services from the current efforts to make the roads safe.

          The decision to close a road is only made when there is genuine risk to life. For your own safety as well as that of our crews, please do not try and travel through these areas. We appreciate your continued patience while we work to make the area safe.

          Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke and emergency services personnel working on site.

          Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.

          RELOCATION CENTRE:

          The relocation centre at Norseman has been closed. The requirement for this centre over the coming days will reassessed and reopened as required.  


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.
          • 81 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service (SES), Local Government, St John Ambulance and WA Police personnel are also in attendance. 


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 05:43 PM on 16 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 148,000 hectares burnt.
          • Local radio frequencies that can be heard in the Norseman area and surrounds: - Kalgoorlie 648 AM - Esperance 837 AM - Laverton and Menzies 106.1FM - Leonora and Norseman 105.7 FM - Southern Cross 106.3FM.
          • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for SALMON GUMS and PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for SALMON GUMS and PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


          Time of issue: 04:13 PM
          Date of issue: 01 January 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for SALMON GUMS and PEAK CHARLES NATIONAL PARK in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within SALMON GUMS and Peak Charles National Park in NORTH CASCADE in SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          • 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 is burning north of Lake King-Norseman Road.

          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 south 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:

          • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson, is closed to all northbound traffic. This closure is due to pressures on services in Norseman townsite. 
          • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 
          • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.
          • Lake King-Norseman Road.
          • Peak Charles Road.

          People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures in place in the Goldfields-Esperance District. These are in place due to multiple fires in the area.

          Western Australia Police Force have already had numerous requests for assistance for stranded travellers. Not only are people putting themselves at risk but they are diverting emergency services from the current efforts to make the roads safe.

          The decision to close a road is only made when there is genuine risk to life. For your own safety as well as that of our crews, please do not try and travel through these areas. We appreciate your continued patience while we work to make the area safe.

          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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

          RECREATION SITES:

          • Peak Charles National Park is closed


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 03:58 PM on 26 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 4,700 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

          Please note changes to alert level and throughout


          Time of issue: 04:01 PM
          Date of issue: 01 January 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Thomas Road to the North, Cawdor Lane to the west, Colchester Avenue to the south and Sulphur Road to the east in ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is contained and 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 is burning in Sandringham Park.

          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:

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

          • Colchester Avenue

           

          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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF KWINANA.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:11 PM on 1 January 2020.
          • Currently there has been 1 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert. Please note, road closures are currently being reviewed and will be updated shortly.


          Time of issue: 03:58 PM
          Date of issue: 01 January 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK, including the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is within containment lines.
          • 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 fire continues to burn within containment lines. Wind conditions in the area will remain gusty and the community is asked to remain vigilant as fire conditions could escalate quickly.


          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:

          • All roads within Stirling Range National Park
          • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
          • Toolbrunup Road southbound from North Stirling Road
          • Chester Pass Road north of Woogenellup Road North and south of North Stirling Road
          • Stirling Access Road between White Road and North Stirling Road
          • Yetemerup Road south of Stirling Access Road
          • Salt River Road between Balicup Road and Sandalwood Road
          • Mungerup Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
          • Sandalwood Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
          • Greaves Hill Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
          • Gnowellen Road at Chillinup Road to Sandalwood Road
          • Kuch Road westbound at the intersection of Chillinup 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

          RECREATIONAL SITE CLOSURES:

          A number of recreation sites are closed:

          • Stirling Range Retreat 
          • Stirling Range National Park  
          • Bluff Knoll Recreation Site 
          • Moingup Springs Campground 
          • Mt Trio bush camp and caravan park


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
          • 120 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Farmer Response Unit firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
          • Approximately 65 support personnel including State Emergency Service volunteers, Main Roads WA, WA Police, St John Ambulance, Department of Communities and Local Government representatives are also in attendance.


          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 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is Lightning.
          • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

          During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

          The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

          Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, ensure they have enough food and water supplies and refer to Main Roads Travel Map to plan an alternate route. People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures.


          Time of issue: 03:56 PM
          Date of issue: 01 January 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Burra Rock Road south of Nepean Spargoville Road in northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

          • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and NEPEAN SPARGOVILLE ROAD in LONDONDERRY.

          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 south 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:

            • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between the Norseman townsite and Gibson Dalyup Road, Gibson, is closed to all northbound traffic. This closure is due to pressures on services in Norseman townsite. 

            • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Goldfields Highway (Kambalda turn-off), remains closed for the immediate future as it has been impacted by fire. Travellers should seek alternate routes. 

            • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna is closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.

            • Spargoville Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Burra Rocks Road. 

            • Burra Rock Road, south of Nepean Spargoville Road.

            People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid the road closures in place in the Goldfields-Esperance District. These are in place due to multiple fires in the area.

            Western Australia Police Force have already had numerous requests for assistance for stranded travellers. Not only are people putting themselves at risk but they are diverting emergency services from the current efforts to make the roads safe.

            The decision to close a road is only made when there is genuine risk to life. For your own safety as well as that of our crews, please do not try and travel through these areas. We appreciate your continued patience while we work to make the area safe.

            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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and constructing containment lines. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, DFES staff, volunteers and the Shire of Coolgardie are in attendance.
            • 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 08:41 AM on 29 December 2019.
            • Currently there has been 8000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

            During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE 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: 03:34 PM
            Date of issue: 01 January 2020


            Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on the Balladonia Track in the eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

            • 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 has crossed over Parmango Road and is burning on both sides of the road.

            WHAT TO DO:

              If driving

              • Avoid driving through the area if possible.
              • 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.
              • It is contained and under control.


              ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

              The following roads and tracks have been closed:

              • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Camp and Balbinya Homestead
              • Balladonia Track / Road
              • Gora Track
              • Parmango Road between Balladonia Roadhouse and farming land north east of Esperance
              • Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
              • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver. Balladonia Eastern Boundary starts approximatley 60 kilometres east of the Balladonia Roadhouse off the Eyre Highway

              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 Esperance.


              WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

              • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


              EXTRA INFORMATION:

              • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
              • Currently there has been 107,000 hectares burnt.
              • The cause of the fire is lightning.
              • Shire of Esperance 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 news bulletins.

              During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.



              The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


              END

              Bushfire Advice for Israelite Bay within NUYTSLAND NATURE RESERVE and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Israelite Bay within NUYTSLAND NATURE RESERVE and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

              There is no change to the previous alert


              Time of issue: 03:06 PM
              Date of issue: 01 January 2020


              Bushfire ADVICE for Israelite Bay within NUYTSLAND NATURE RESERVE and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

              ALERT LEVEL:

              A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Israelite Bay within NUYTSLAND NATURE RESERVE and CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

              • 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 FISHERIES RD and POINT MALCOLM RD in ISRAELITE BAY

              WHAT TO DO:

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

                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 but not controlled.


                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:

                • Gora Track
                • Wattle Camp Track between Wattle Track Camp and Balbinya Homestead
                • Track between Israelite Bay and Point Culver

                Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

                SITE CLOSURES:

                The following recreation sites are closed:

                • Bronze Whaler campsite
                • Wattle Camp between Point Culver and Israelite Bay
                • Point Culver recreation site

                These sites may also be impacted by smoke from a fire north of Point Culver.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                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 05:50 AM on 20 December 2019.
                • Currently there has been 38,500 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Emergency Warning for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA Content:

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

                This is a new alert


                Time of issue: 02:55 PM
                Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people bounded by Thomas Road to the North, Cawdor Lane to the west, Colchester Avenue to the south and Sulphur Road to the east in ORELIA in CITY OF KWINANA.

                • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
                • Homes on Colchester Avenue are under threat by fire now.
                • The fire started near the intersection of COLCHESTER AV and DUNROBIN AV in ORELIA.
                • The fire is burning in Sandringham Park.

                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.
                • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
                • If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home.
                • Go to a room in your home away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
                • Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
                • If you are not at home, it’s too dangerous to return.

                BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


                SAFEST ROUTE:
                Colchester Avenue to Thomas Road or Sulphur 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the CITY OF KWINANA.


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
                • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


                EXTRA INFORMATION:

                • The fire was reported at 02:11 PM on 1 January 2020.
                • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                Updates will be issued every hour unless the situation changes.


                END

                Smoke Alert Advice for for FRASER RANGE and BALLADONIA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS in Goldfields-Midlands

                Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for FRASER RANGE and BALLADONIA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS Content:

                The following alert has been issued by Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA.

                Please note changes to information in Road Closures section


                Time of issue: 01:07 PM
                Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                Smoke Alert for FRASER RANGE and BALLADONIA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS

                • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people travelling along the Eyre Highway between FRASER RANGE and BALLADONIA in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.
                • The smoke is the result of a bushfire burning in the area.
                • The smoke is expected to affect the area for the next week. 


                WHAT TO DO:

                • 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.


                ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                Eyre Highway between Norseman townsite and Caiguna will remain closed due to the impact of fire and smoke across the road.


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


                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 unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

                The alert level has been downgraded to an ADVICE as the fire is within containment lines. Please note the fire is now being managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.


                Time of issue: 12:51 PM
                Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                Bushfire ADVICE for the STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK and surrounds in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK, including the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and the CITY OF ALBANY.

                • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is within containment lines.
                • 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 fire continues to burn within containment lines. Wind conditions in the area will remain gusty and the community is asked to remain vigilant as fire conditions could escalate quickly.


                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:

                • All roads within Stirling Range National Park
                • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
                • Toolbrunup Road southbound from North Stirling Road
                • Chester Pass Road north of Woogenellup Road North and south of North Stirling Road
                • Stirling Access Road between White Road and North Stirling Road
                • Yetemerup Road south of Stirling Access Road
                • Salt River Road between Balicup Road and Sandalwood Road
                • Mungerup Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
                • Sandalwood Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
                • Greaves Hill Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
                • Gnowellen Road at Chillinup Road to Sandalwood Road
                • Kuch Road westbound at the intersection of Chillinup 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

                RECREATIONAL SITE CLOSURES:

                A number of recreation sites are closed:

                • Stirling Range Retreat 
                • Stirling Range National Park  
                • Bluff Knoll Recreation Site 
                • Moingup Springs Campground 
                • Mt Trio bush camp and caravan park


                WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.
                • 120 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Farmer Response Unit firefighters are attending.
                • Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
                • Approximately 65 support personnel including State Emergency Service volunteers, Main Roads WA, WA Police, St John Ambulance, Department of Communities and Local Government representatives are also in attendance.


                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 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
                • Currently there has been 40,000 hectares burnt.
                • The cause of the fire is Lightning.
                • 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                END

                Bushfire Advice for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, seek alternative routes and should ensure they have enough food and water supplies. There is no change to the previous alert


                Time of issue: 11:34 AM
                Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                ALERT LEVEL:

                A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people in the southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and CAVE HILL ROAD in VICTORIA ROCK.

                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 fire is currently stationary, however weather conditions may result in increased fire behaviour.


                  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                  A number of roads and camping grounds have been closed including:

                  • Burra Rock Road between Cave Hill Road, Burra Rock Junction and Widgiemooltha.
                  • Caves Road and the Burra Rock Nature Reserve camping grounds are 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


                  WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                  EXTRA INFORMATION:

                  • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 29 December 2019.
                  • Currently there has been approximately 1,000 hectares hectares burnt.
                  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                  • Shire of Coolgardie 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 news bulletins.

                  During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                  The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                  END

                  Bushfire Advice for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                  Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                  Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, seek alternative routes and should ensure they have enough food and water supplies. Please note changes throughout


                  Time of issue: 11:30 AM
                  Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                  Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                  ALERT LEVEL:

                  A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Burra Rock Road south of Nepean Spargoville Road in northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                  • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and NEPEAN SPARGOVILLE ROAD in LONDONDERRY.
                  • It is burning slowly towards.

                  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 south 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:

                    • Spargoville Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Burra Rocks Road. 
                    • Burra Rock Road, south of Nepean Spargoville Road.
                    • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman. 
                    • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Norseman and Gibson-Dalyup Road in Gibson. 

                    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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


                    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                    • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and constructing containment lines. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, DFES staff, volunteers and the Shire of Coolgardie are in attendance.
                    • 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 08:41 AM on 29 December 2019.
                    • Currently there has been 8000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                    During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                    END

                    Bushfire Advice for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                    Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, seek alternative routes and should ensure they have enough food and water supplies. There is no change to the previous alert


                    Time of issue: 11:15 AM
                    Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                    Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                    ALERT LEVEL:

                    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people people in the southern parts of BURRA ROCK in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                    • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and CAVE HILL ROAD in VICTORIA ROCK.

                    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 fire is currently stationary, however weather conditions may result in increased fire behaviour.


                      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

                      A number of roads and camping grounds have been closed including:

                      • Burra Rock Road between Cave Hill Road, Burra Rock Junction and Widgiemooltha.
                      • Caves Road and the Burra Rock Nature Reserve camping grounds are 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


                      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


                      EXTRA INFORMATION:

                      • The fire was reported at 08:00 AM on 29 December 2020.
                      • Currently there has been approximately 1,000 hectares hectares burnt.
                      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
                      • Shire of Coolgardie 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 news bulletins.

                      During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                      END

                      Bushfire Advice for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE Content:

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

                      Eyre Highway and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway are closed and expected to remain closed over the coming days. People are asked to avoid the area, seek alternative routes and should ensure they have enough food and water supplies. Please note changes throughout


                      Time of issue: 11:13 AM
                      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


                      Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

                      ALERT LEVEL:

                      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Burra Rock Road south of Nepean Spargoville Road in northern parts of LONDONDERRY in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

                      • 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 BURRA ROCK ROAD and NEPEAN SPARGOVILLE ROAD in LONDONDERRY.
                      • It is burning slowly towards.

                      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 south 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:

                        • Spargoville Road between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Burra Rocks Road. 
                        • Burra Rock Road, south of Nepean Spargoville Road.
                        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman. 
                        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Norseman and Gibson-Dalyup Road in Gibson. 

                        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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.


                        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

                        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and constructing containment lines. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, DFES staff, volunteers and the Shire of Coolgardie are in attendance.
                        • 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 08:41 AM on 29 December 2020.
                        • Currently there has been 8000 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, 6PR, or news bulletins.

                        During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

                        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


                        END

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