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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, seek alternative routes and should ensure they have enough food and water supplies.


Time of issue: 11:04 AM
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.

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 will be provided by 4pm today 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: 10:35 AM
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 will be provided by 4pm today 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: 10:20 AM
    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.


    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.aufrom any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

    If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


    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 the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

    Please note changes under Extra Information and What Firefighters are Doing sections


    Time of issue: 09:24 AM
    Date of issue: 01 January 2020


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

    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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
    • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


    Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

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

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


    • 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.


    SAFER PLACE:

    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


    SAFEST ROUTE:
    Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


    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:

    • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
    • Bluff Knoll Road
    • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

    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, consolidating containment lines.
    • 225 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Farmer response unit firefighters are attending.
    • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

    If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


    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 two hours 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: 09:03 AM
    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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for western parts of BROOKHAMPTON in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western parts of BROOKHAMPTON in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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

      An All Clear has been issued, however there still may be some smoke in the area in the coming days


      Time of issue: 08:49 AM
      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western parts of BROOKHAMPTON in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by South Western Highway to the west, Hackett Road to the north and Parsons Road to the south in BROOKHAMPTON in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

      • The bushfire that was burning in BROOKHAMPTON has been extinguished.
      • Firefighters will continue to monitor the area.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


      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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 02:50 PM on 27 December 2019.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup 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.

      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters are consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 07:18 AM
      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters are consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 05:11 AM
      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters are consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 03:07 AM
      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters are consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 12:57 AM
      Date of issue: 01 January 2020


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters will spend this evening consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 10:58 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire All Clear for parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN Content:

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


      Time of issue: 09:25 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Stock Road, Phoenix Road, Bibra Drive and Cocos Drive in parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

      • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night.
      • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • Drive slowly and with caution due to emergency services personnel working in the area.


      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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Cockburn.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are no longer on scene but will patrol the area throughout the night.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 05:35 PM on 31 December 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.

      No further updates will be issued.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters will spend this evening consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 08:53 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters will spend this evening consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information.


      Time of issue: 07:05 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, consolidating containment lines.
      • 225 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 cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.
      • Approximately 100 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 approximately 40,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN Content:

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

      This is a new alert


      Time of issue: 06:23 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Stock Road, Phoenix Road, Bibra Drive and Cocos Drive in parts of BIBRA LAKE and western parts of SOUTH LAKE in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

      • 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 Sustainable Avenue and Bushland Ridge in BIBRA LAKE.

      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 north easterly 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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Cockburn.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
      • Career Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire 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 05:35 PM on 31 December 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.

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION Content:

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

      Please note, firefighters will spend today consolidating containment lines and burning out unburnt pockets which will cause considerable smoke. Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing.


      Time of issue: 05:05 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park in the GREAT SOUTHERN REGION

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as the fire is still uncontrolled. The fire is burning in the Stirling Range National Park.

      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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
      • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


      Bushfire ADVICE for the south, north and east of Stirling Range National Park in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started in the Stirling Range National 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:


      • 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.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • If emergency welfare support is needed please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.


      SAFEST ROUTE:
      Please refer to road closures below to plan your safest route.


      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:

      • Formby Road South in both directions from North Stirling Road
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio 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 local Shire.

      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, building and strengthening containment lines and burning out pockets on the western side of the fire.
      • 225 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 are assisting ground crews.
      • Approximately 100 support personnel including State Emergency Services volunteers, Main Roads WA, WA Police, St Johns 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 33,019 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • DFES is managing the fire.


      IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK and where you will be relocating to via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the temporary evacuation centre. 

      If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been planning to be in the area, enquire about their whereabouts through the online Register.Find.Reunite. system at https://redcross.org.au.


      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 two hours 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)

      Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters Are Doing sections


      Time of issue: 04:13 PM
      Date of issue: 31 December 2019


      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 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 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)

        Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, Road Closures sections and throughout


        Time of issue: 04:09 PM
        Date of issue: 31 December 2019


        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 slowly in a south easterly 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.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 08:41 AM on 29 December 2020.
          • Currently there has been 2000 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 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)

          Please note the Eyre and Coolgardie-Esperance Highways will remain closed for today. There is no change to the alert.


          Time of issue: 04:00 PM
          Date of issue: 31 December 2019


          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 southerly 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. 

          Due to the unpredictable nature of fires, the Eyre and Coolgardie-Esperance Highway may remain closed for the coming days. 
          Travellers are urged to monitor the Main Roads website and consider alternative travel routes. 

          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)

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 03:36 PM
          Date of issue: 31 December 2019


          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 southerly 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.

          • Lake King-Norseman Road is closed
          • Peak Charles Road is 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 ESPERANCE.

          RECREATION SITES:

          • Peak Charles National Park is closed


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene.


          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

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