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Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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

Please note changes under warning area sections, bushfire behaviour and extra information


Time of issue: 03:40 PM
Date of issue: 30 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for the eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Wyadup Road, Injidup Spring Road, and the Injidup Strategic Firebreak .

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained and controlled..
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
If driving
  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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 BUSSELTON.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The cause of the fire is suspicious/deliberately lit.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • City of Busselton 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 NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY 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: 03:25 PM
Date of issue: 30 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Yungup and Chesterpass Roads in NAPIER in the 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 near the intersection of YUNGUP RD and CHESTER PASS RD in NAPIER.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
  • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
  • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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 ALBANY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 14 Bush Fire Service and Pastoralists firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:02 PM on 29 December 2020.
  • Currently there has been 3 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

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


END

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

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE 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)

Please note changes under Extra Information section


Time of issue: 03:10 PM
Date of issue: 30 December 2019


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

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire 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.

  • 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.
  • The fire is burning north of Parsons 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


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 for the rest of the day/night.


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.

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


END

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

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

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 02:48 PM
Date of issue: 30 December 2019


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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
    Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel in the air and on the ground, and forces aircraft to be grounded or redirected, hindering firefighting efforts.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:50 AM on 20 December 2019.
    • Currently there has been 38,500 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

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


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, in parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK Content:

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

    Please note changes under What firefighters are doing and Extra information. The bushfire remains at Watch and Act level as the fire continues to burn within containment lines. Wind conditions in the area will remain gusty throughout the day and the community is asked to remain vigilant as fire conditions could escalate quickly.


    Time of issue: 02:45 PM
    Date of issue: 30 December 2019


    Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, in parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park and within an area bounded by Gnowellen Road, Chillinup Road, Kuch Road, Pallinup River and Sandalwood Road in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is still burning within current containment lines.
    • The fire started in 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 south and north of the Stirling Range National Park, east and south east of Amelup in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south and north of the Stirling Range National Park, east and south east of Amelup 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 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 ALL CLEAR for east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP.

    • Firefighters will 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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.


    • Winds are currently from the south west up to 20 kilometres per hour.


    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
    • Bluff Knoll Road
    • Mount Trio Road
    • Toolbrunup Road (within the Stirling Range National Park)
    • Chester Pass Road north of Woogenellup Road north and south of North Stirling Road
    • North Stirling Road west of Chester Pass Road and Stirling Access Road and east of Yetermerup Road
    • Balicup Road is closed at Salt River Road
    • North Stirling Road closed between Toolbrunup Road and Chester Pass Road
    • Salt River Road closed between Balicup Road and Sandalwood Road
    • Mungerup Road closed at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
    • Sandalwood Road closed at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
    • Greaves Hill Road at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road intersection
    • Gnowellen Road closed at Chillinup Road to Sandalwood Road
    • Kuch Road closed at Chillinup Road to Gnowellen 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.

    PHONE:

    At this stage, phone and internet services have not been impacted.

    SITE CLOSURES:

    A number of 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, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
    • 175 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Pastoralists firefighters are attending.
      • Approximately 100 support personnel including volunteers, Mainroads WA, WA Police, St Johns Ambulance, Department of Communitites 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 28,602 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 eastern parts of CONDINGUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of CONDINGUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 02:42 PM
    Date of issue: 30 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for eastern parts of CONDINGUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people within an area bounded by Merivale Road, Orleans Bay Road and Dunn Rock Road in eastern parts of CONDINGUP in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

    • 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.
    • The fire started near the intersection of DUNN ROCK ROAD and MERIVALE ROAD in CONDINGUP.

    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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a south easterly direction.
      • It is controlled but not contained.


      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 Esperance. 


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 04:52 PM on 25 December 2019.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON Content:

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


      Time of issue: 02:33 PM
      Date of issue: 30 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in and near the Injidup community, in an area surrounded by Sainsbury Loop and Wyadup Road in the eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

      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 eastern part of Yallingup in CITY OF BUSSELTON

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Wyadup Road to the west and south and Caves Road to the east.

      • 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.


      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 BUSSELTON.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • City of Busselton is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

      Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.


      END

      Structure Fire All Clear for Karawara in Perth Metropolitan

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire All Clear for Karawara in the City of South Perth Content:

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

      Please note this alert has been downgraded. There are changes throughout


      Time of issue: 01:32 PM
      Date of issue: 30 December 2019

      Structure Fire All Clear for Karawara in the City of South Perth

      ALERT LEVEL
      A Structure Fire All Clear is current for people in Karawara in the City of South Perth.


      There was a structure fire on Walanna Drive, near the intersection of Gillon Street, in Karawara in the City of South Perth. The top storey of an apartment block was on fire. 

       

      The danger has passed and the area has been made safe. 

      DETAILS:

      Road Closures

      Walanna Drive has been reopened.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:
      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
      No further updates will be provided.
      END

      Bushfire All Clear for east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, in parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK Content:

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

      There are no changes to previous alert. The bushfire remains at Watch and Act level as the fire continues to burn within containment lines. Wind conditions in the area will remain gusty throughout the day and the community is asked to remain vigilant as fire conditions could escalate quickly.


      Time of issue: 12:57 PM
      Date of issue: 30 December 2019


      Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, in parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park and within an area bounded by Gnowellen Road, Chillinup Road, Kuch Road, Pallinup River and Sandalwood Road in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

      • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is still burning within current containment lines.
      • The fire started in 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 south and north of the Stirling Range National Park, east and south east of Amelup in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south and north of the Stirling Range National Park, east and south east of Amelup 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 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 ALL CLEAR for east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP

      ALERT LEVEL:

      An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP.

      • Firefighters will 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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.


      • Winds are currently from the south west up to 20 kilometres per hour.


      SAFER PLACE:

      • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
      • For information on evacuation centres please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.
      • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


      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
      • Bluff Knoll Road
      • Mount Trio Road
      • Toolbrunup Road (within the Stirling Range National Park)
      • Chester Pass Road north of Woogenellup Road north and south of North Stirling Road
      • North Stirling Road west of Chester Pass Road and Stirling Access Road and east of Yetermerup Road
      • Balicup Road is closed at Salt River Road
      • North Stirling Road closed between Toolbrunup Road and Chester Pass Road
      • Salt River Road closed between Balicup Road and Sandalwood Road
      • Chesterpass Road closed between Woogenellup and North Stirling Road
      • Mungerup Road closed at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road
      • Sandalwood Road closed at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road
      • Greaves Hill Road along the Borden-Bremer Bay Road 
      • Gnowellen Road closed at Chillinup Road to Sandalwood Road
      • Kutch Road closed at Chillinup Road to Gnowellen 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.

      PHONE:

      At this stage, phone and internet services have not been impacted.

      SITE CLOSURES:

      A number of 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, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
      • 200 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Pastoralists firefighters are attending.
      • Approximately 100 support personnel including volunteers 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 16,645 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 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)

      Please note changes under Extra Information


      Time of issue: 12:29 PM
      Date of issue: 30 December 2019


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

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire has crossed over Parmango Road and is burning on both sides of the road.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

        • Avoid driving through the area if possible.
        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly.
        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The following roads and tracks have been closed:

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

        Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

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


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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



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


        END

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

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

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

        Please note changes to information in Road Closures section


        Time of issue: 12:24 PM
        Date of issue: 30 December 2019


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

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


        WHAT TO DO:

        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.


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


        KEEP UP TO DATE:
        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY Content:

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

        Please note changes throughout. Yungup Road has been reopened.


        Time of issue: 12:08 PM
        Date of issue: 30 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for NAPIER in the CITY OF ALBANY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Yungup and Chesterpass Roads in NAPIER in the 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 near the intersection of YUNGUP RD and CHESTER PASS RD in NAPIER.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

        If driving

        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        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 ALBANY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
        • 14 Bush Fire Service and Pastoralists firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:02 PM on 29 December 2020.
        • Currently there has been 3 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 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 changes to warning level


        Time of issue: 12:01 PM
        Date of issue: 30 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 .

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to favourable conditions and there is not a current threat to lives and 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.

        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 north easterly direction.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The following roads are now open:

        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Salmon Gums, Norseman and Esperance. 
        • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna.

        The following roads remain closed: 

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

        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:

        A relocation centre has been opened for travelers in the area at:

        Norseman Town Hall - 77-79 Princep Street, Norseman (near the camel roundabout).


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 42 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • State Emergency Service (SES) 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Structure Fire Advice for Karawara in Perth Metropolitan

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire Advice for Karawara in the City of South Perth Content:

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

        Please note while smoke is no longer affecting the area, roads remain closed.


        Time of issue: 11:46 AM
        Date of issue: 30 December 2019

        Structure Fire Advice for Karawara in the City of South Perth

        ALERT LEVEL
        A Structure Fire Advice is current for people in Karawara in the City of South Perth.


        There was a structure fire on Walanna Drive, near the intersection of Gillon Street, in Karawara in the City of South Perth. The top storey of an apartment block was on fire. 

        WHAT TO DO:

        • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel. 

        • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

        DETAILS:

        Road Closures

        Walanna Drive is closed between Gillon Street and Jackson Road, however it is open to local traffic. 

        What firefighters are doing:

        Firefighters have extinguished the fire and are working to make the area safe.

        KEEP UP TO DATE:
        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be issued when the situation changes
        END

        Smoke Alert Advice for for Kalgoorlie and Kambalda in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Shire of Coolgardie in Goldfields-Midlands

        Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Kalgoorlie and Kambalda in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Shire of Coolgardie Content:

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


        Time of issue: 11:20 AM
        Date of issue: 30 December 2019


        Smoke Alert for Kalgoorlie and Kambalda in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Shire of Coolgardie

        • A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in Kalgoorlie and Kambalda and surrounding areas in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Shire of Coolgardie.
        • The smoke is the result of bushfires burning in the area.
        • The smoke is expected to clear later over the coming days.


        WHAT TO DO:

        • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
        • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
        • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
        • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
        • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be closed.

        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 Kalgoorlie-Boulder or Shire of Coolgardie.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:
        Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
        No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for 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)

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


        Time of issue: 11:19 AM
        Date of issue: 30 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 north 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.

        • 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 fighting the fire. They are also conducting backburning which will cause a lot of smoke in the area..


        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 the NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HIGGINSVILLE mine site 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 Relocation Centre sections


        Time of issue: 11:08 AM
        Date of issue: 30 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for HIGGINSVILLE mine site in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people at the HIGGINSVILLE mine site in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

        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 NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA .

        • 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.

        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 north easterly direction.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        The following roads are now open:

        • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Salmon Gums, Norseman and Esperance. 
        • Eyre Highway between the Norseman townsite and Caiguna.

        The following roads remain closed: 

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

        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:

        A relocation centre has been opened for travelers in the area at:

        Norseman Town Hall - 77-79 Princep Street, Norseman (near the camel roundabout).


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 42 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • State Emergency Service (SES) 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.

        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)

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 11:04 AM
        Date of issue: 30 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 bushfire is moving fast in a north 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:

          • 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 on the scene, 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.
          • 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)

          There is no change to the previous alert


          Time of issue: 11:00 AM
          Date of issue: 30 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 13 kilometres southwest of Londonderry.

          WHAT TO DO:

            If driving

            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
            • If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
            • If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving 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:

            • Burra Rock Road, south of Nepean Spargoville 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 COOLGARDIE.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            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 unknown.
            • Shire of Coolgardie is managing the fire.


            KEEP UP TO DATE:

            Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

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

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


            END

            Bushfire All Clear for east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, in parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK Content:

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

            Please note changes throughout the alert. The bushfire remains at Watch and Act level as the fire continues to burn within containment lines. Wind conditions in the area will remain gusty throughout the day and the community is asked to remain vigilant as fire conditions could escalate quickly.


            Time of issue: 10:54 AM
            Date of issue: 30 December 2019


            Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, in parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and SHIRE OF CRANBROOK

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Stirling Range National Park and within an area bounded by Gnowellen Road, Chillinup Road, Kuch Road, Pallinup River and Sandalwood Road in southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP, northern parts of CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, north eastern parts of SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET and eastern parts of SHIRE OF CRANBROOK.

            • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is still burning within current containment lines.
            • The fire started in 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 south and north of the Stirling Range National Park, east and south east of Amelup in the SHIRES OF PLANTAGENET, BROOMEHILL-TAMBELLUP, JERRAMUNGUP, CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the south and north of the Stirling Range National Park, east and south east of Amelup 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 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 ALL CLEAR for east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people east of Boxwood-Hill Ongerup Road and to the east and north of Nightwell Road in parts of SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and JERRAMUNGUP.

            • Firefighters will 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.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a easterly direction.


            • Winds are currently from the south west up to 20 kilometres per hour.


            SAFER PLACE:

            • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
            • For information on evacuation centres please contact Disaster Relief 24 hour hotline on 1800 032 965.
            • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


            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
            • Bluff Knoll Road
            • Mount Trio Road
            • Toolbrunup Road (within the Stirling Range National Park)
            • Chester Pass Road north of Woogenellup Road north and south of North Stirling Road
            • North Stirling Road west of Chester Pass Road and Stirling Access Road and east of Yetermerup Road
            • Balicup Road is closed at Salt River Road
            • North Stirling Road closed between Toolbrunup Road and Chester Pass Road
            • Salt River Road closed between Balicup Road and Sandalwood Road
            • Chesterpass Road closed between Woogenellup and North Stirling Road
            • Mungerup Road closed at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road
            • Sandalwood Road closed at the Borden-Bremer Bay Road
            • Greaves Hill Road along the Borden-Bremer Bay Road 
            • Gnowellen Road closed at Chillinup Road to Sandalwood Road
            • Kutch Road closed at Chillinup Road to Gnowellen 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.

            PHONE:

            At this stage, phone and internet services have not been impacted.

            SITE CLOSURES:

            A number of 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, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
            • 200 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Pastoralists firefighters are attending.
            • Approximately 100 support personnel including volunteers 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 16,645 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.


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