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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)

N/A This is a new alert


Time of issue: 01:53 PM
Date of issue: 29 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.
  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast 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.

  • Yungup Road, at the intersection of Chesterpass Road has 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 on their way.
  • 30 Bush Fire Service and Pastoralists firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:02 PM on 29 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 south of the Stirling Range National Park and east of Borden and north of Boxwood Hill in the SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET, CITY OF ALBANY, JERRAMUNGUP AND GNOWANGERUP.

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and the northern parts of the CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park Content:

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

Please note changes throughout. Please refer to the map on Emergency WA for warning area boundaries


Time of issue: 01:29 PM
Date of issue: 29 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and the northern parts of the CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area east of Stirling Range National Park and Chester Pass Road, west of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and north of Chillinup Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has jumped containment lines..
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park.
  • It is burning in an easterly direction.

WHAT TO DO:

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


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, as well as an area north of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and Old Boundary Road and south of Boxwood Hill-Ongerup Road in the SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP, CRANBROOK PLANTAGENET and JERRAMUNGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park and an area to the north bounded by Yetemerup Road, North Stirling Road, and Chester Pass Road, and an area to the south bounded by Chester Pass Road, Chillinup Road and Kojaneerup Spring Road, as well as an area north of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and Old Boundary Road and south of Boxwood Hill-Ongerup Road in the SHIRES OF CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP, PLANTAGENET and JERRAMUNGUP.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park.
  • the fire is burning in an easterly direction.

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 of the Stirling Range National Park and east of Borden and north of Boxwood Hill in the SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET, CITY OF ALBANY, JERRAMUNGUP AND GNOWANGERUP.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area east of Chester Pass Road, south of Chillinup Road, north of Stirling School Road and South Coast Highway, as well as an area east of Borden and north of Boxwood Hill in the SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET, CITY OF ALBANY, JERRAMUNGUP AND GNOWANGERUP..

  • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


  • Firefighters are currently experiencing challenging and unfavourable firefighting conditions.  Winds are currently gusting at 60kmph. 


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


SAFEST ROUTE:
Leave in a northerly direction.


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:

  • Bluff Knoll Road
  • Mount Trip Road 
  • Toobrunup Road (within the Stirling Range national park)
  • Chesterpass Road north of Woogenellup Road north and south of North Stirling Road
  • North Stirling Road west of Chesterpass 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 Chesterpass 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. ?

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.

SITE CLOSURES:

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


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.
  • 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 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 16645 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 hour 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 Coolgardie-Eperance Highway is now closed between Norseman and Coolgardie.


Time of issue: 01:15 PM
Date of issue: 29 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.

  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has broken containment lines.
  • 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 and the.

  • 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 slowly in a westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

The following roads are closed: 

  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway is closed between Coolgardie and Norseman, including the Kambalda turn-off.  
  • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed between Marvel-Loch Forrestania Road and the Norseman townsite. This road closure is due to falling trees and debris. Please take heed for your safety.

Eyre Highway is open for travellers.

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.


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 south of the Stirling Range National Park and east of Borden and north of Boxwood Hill in the SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET, CITY OF ALBANY, JERRAMUNGUP AND GNOWANGERUP.

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and the northern parts of the CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park Content:

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

Please note changes throughout. Please refer to the map on Emergency WA for warning area boundaries


Time of issue: 12:46 PM
Date of issue: 29 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and the northern parts of the CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area east of Stirling Range National Park and Chester Pass Road, west of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and north of Chillinup Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has jumped containment lines..
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park.
  • It is burning in an easterly direction.

WHAT TO DO:

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


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas, as well as an area north of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and Old Boundary Road and south of Boxwood Hill-Ongerup Road in the SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP, CRANBROOK PLANTAGENET and JERRAMUNGUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park and an area to the north bounded by Yetemerup Road, North Stirling Road, and Chester Pass Road, and an area to the south bounded by Chester Pass Road, Chillinup Road and Kojaneerup Spring Road, as well as an area north of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and Old Boundary Road and south of Boxwood Hill-Ongerup Road in the SHIRES OF CRANBROOK, GNOWANGERUP, PLANTAGENET and JERRAMUNGUP.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park.
  • the fire is burning in an easterly direction.

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 of the Stirling Range National Park and east of Borden and north of Boxwood Hill in the SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET, CITY OF ALBANY, JERRAMUNGUP AND GNOWANGERUP.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area east of Chester Pass Road, south of Chillinup Road, north of Stirling School Road and South Coast Highway, as well as an area east of Borden and north of Boxwood Hill in the SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET, CITY OF ALBANY, JERRAMUNGUP AND GNOWANGERUP..

  • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction at 60 kilometres per hour.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


  • Firefighters are currently experiencing challenging and unfavourable firefighting conditions.  


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


SAFEST ROUTE:
Leave in a northerly direction.


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:

  • Bluff Knoll Road
  • Mount Trio Road
  • Toolbrunup Road
  • 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 Yetemerup Road
  • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
  • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
  • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

 

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

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

SITE CLOSURES:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
  • 100 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Pastoralists 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 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 10,920 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 hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for south of the Stirling Range National Park in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET AND CITY OF ALBANY

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for in the southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and the northern parts of the CITY OF ALBANY in the vicinity of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK Content:

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

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded to an Emergency Warning.


Time of issue: 11:56 AM
Date of issue: 29 December 2019


Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for in the southern parts of the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and the northern parts of the CITY OF ALBANY in the vicinity of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area east of Stirling Range National Park and Chester Pass Road, west of Borden-Bremer Bay Road and north of Chillininup Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP and CITY OF ALBANY.

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has jumped containment lines..
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park.
  • It is burning in an easterly direction.

WHAT TO DO:

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


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas in the SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and PLANTAGENET

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area to the north bounded by Yetemerup Road, North Stirling Road, and Chester Pass Road, and an area to the south bounded by Chester Pass Road, Chillinup Road and Kojaneerup Spring Road in the SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP and PLANTAGENET.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • The fire started in Stirling Range National Park.
  • the fire is burning in an easterly direction.

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 of the Stirling Range National Park in SHIRE OF PLANTAGENET AND CITY OF ALBANY

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area east of Chester Pass Road, south of Chillinup Road, north of Stirling School Road and South Coast Highway in SHIRES OF 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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


SAFEST ROUTE:
Leave in a northerly direction.


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:

  • Bluff Knoll Road
  • Mount Trio Road
  • Toolbrunup Road
  • 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 Yetemerup Road
  • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
  • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
  • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

 

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

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

SITE CLOSURES:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
  • 100 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife 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 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 10,920 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 hour unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP 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: 10:42 AM
Date of issue: 29 December 2019


Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
  • 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.

  • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


SAFER PLACE:

  • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
  • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
  • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


SAFEST ROUTE:
Leave in a northerly direction.


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:

  • Bluff Knoll Road
  • Mount Trio Road
  • Toolbrunup Road
  • 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 Yetemerup Road
  • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
  • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
  • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

 

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

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

SITE CLOSURES:

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
  • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 10,920 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 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: 10:26 AM
Date of issue: 29 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for western part of Cape Le Grand National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Cape Le Grand 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

Please note changes under what firefighters are doing section


Time of issue: 10:12 AM
Date of issue: 29 December 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for western part of Cape Le Grand National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people west of Lucky Bay in the western part of Cape Le Grand National Park in the Shire of Esperance.

  • 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:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    No roads are closed.

    Motorists are asked to 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 Site Closures:

    • Cape Le Grand National Park has been reopened.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • Currently there has been 3000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for 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: 10:09 AM
    Date of issue: 29 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for the NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the HIGGINSVILLE mine site in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the HIGGINSVILLE mine site 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. Hyden-Norseman Road is closed. Please obey the road closure in place as the road is not safe due to fallen trees and debris.


      Time of issue: 10:07 AM
      Date of issue: 29 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the NORSEMAN townsite and parts of FRASER RANGE in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS and WIDGIEMOOLTHA and the HIGGINSVILLE mine site in the SHIRE OF COOLGARDIE

      ALERT LEVEL:

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

      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 slowly in a westerly direction.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Coolgardie-Esperance Highway is open between Coolgardie and Norseman. Eyre Highway is also open for travellers.

      The following road is closed - please obey the road closure in place as the road is not safe due to fallen trees and debris. This advice is for your own safety. 

      • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed between Marvel-Loch Forrestania Road and the Norseman townsite. 

      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.


      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

      Bushfire Advice for western parts of HOPELAND and eastern parts of BALDIVIS and KARNUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of HOPELAND and eastern parts of BALDIVIS and KARNUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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

      Please note changes throughout alert


      Time of issue: 10:05 AM
      Date of issue: 29 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for western parts of HOPELAND and eastern parts of BALDIVIS and KARNUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people bounded by Karnup Road, River Road, Wigg Road and Kwinana Freeway in western parts of HOPELAND and eastern parts of BALDIVIS and KARNUP in SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

      • 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 RIVER ROAD in HOPELAND.

      WHAT TO DO:

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained and under control.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      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 SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 25 Serpentine-Jarrahdale Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      DRONES AND AERIAL SUPPORT:
      Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel 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 12:45 PM on 28 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 4 hectares burnt.
      • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale 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: 09:57 AM
      Date of issue: 29 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.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:00 AM on 24 November 2019.
        • Currently there has been 105,000 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 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 Bushfire Behaviour


        Time of issue: 09:50 AM
        Date of issue: 29 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 on the scene.
        • 10 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:50 PM on 27 December 2019.


        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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP Content:

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

        Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour section


        Time of issue: 08:40 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.

        • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        Leave in a northerly direction.


        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:

        • Bluff Knoll Road
        • Mount Trio Road
        • Toolbrunup Road
        • 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 Yetemerup Road
        • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
        • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
        • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

         

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

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

        SITE CLOSURES:

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,920 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP 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: 07:40 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.

        • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        Leave in a northerly direction.


        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:

        • Bluff Knoll Road
        • Mount Trio Road
        • Toolbrunup Road
        • 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 Yetemerup Road
        • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
        • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
        • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

         

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

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

        SITE CLOSURES:

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,920 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP 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: 05:46 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.

        • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        Leave in a northerly direction.


        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:

        • Bluff Knoll Road
        • Mount Trio Road
        • Toolbrunup Road
        • 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 Yetemerup Road
        • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
        • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
        • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

         

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

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

        SITE CLOSURES:

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,920 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

        After Storm: Cancellation for Kimberley

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley Content:

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


        Time of issue: 04:51 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019

        Cancellation of severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley
        As at 29/12/2019 04:16:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe thunderstorms warning for parts of the Kimberley district including Kalumburu, Mitchell Plateau, Mount Barnett and Troughton Island has been cancelled.

        Severe thunderstorms threat has eased over the Kimberley. Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

        To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.

        WHAT TO DO:
        Now the severe thunderstorms has passed, DFES advises you to:

        • Keep away from flooded drains, rivers,streams and waterways.
        • Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
        • Keep clear of fallen powerlines, they are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
        • Assess your home, car and property for damage.
        • Check to see if your neighbour needs help.
        • If damage has occurred, take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
        • If your home has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.


        WEATHER DETAILS:
        At 29/12/2019 04:16:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms threat has eased over the Kimberley. Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. Wyndham Airport recorded a wind gust of 113km/h at 11:12pm AWST on Saturday night. Truscott Island recorded a wind gust of 93 km/h at 03:36am AWST Sunday morning.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

        • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
        • In a life threatening situation call 000

        After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

        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.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP 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: 03:44 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.

        • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        Leave in a northerly direction.


        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:

        • Bluff Knoll Road
        • Mount Trio Road
        • Toolbrunup Road
        • 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 Yetemerup Road
        • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
        • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
        • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

         

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

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

        SITE CLOSURES:

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service 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..


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,920 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

        Storm - Take Action Now for Kimberley

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley Content:

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

        Please note changes to affected locations and under Weather Details section.


        Time of issue: 01:52 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019


        Take action with severe thunderstorms coming in parts of the Kimberley

        If you live in parts of the Kimberley district you should take action and stay safe with severe thunderstorms to come.


        Locations which may be affected include Kalumburu, Mitchell Plateau, Mount Barnett and Troughton Island.


        The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year but severe weather may occur in some parts of the warning area.


        WHAT TO DO:
        DFES advises you to:

        • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
        • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
        • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
        • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
        • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
        IF DRIVING:
        • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
        • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
        • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
        • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

        • Take care in areas that have been flooded and be careful driving on gravel roads as surfaces will be slippery and muddy, and vehicles could become bogged.

        People are being urged to do what they can to help themselves, if it is safe to do so, before calling the SES for assistance


        WEATHER DETAILS:
        At 29/12/2019 01:33:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised 1:20am satellite imagery showed a line of storms about 60 kilometres to the southeast of Kalumburu and moving northwest at 30 kilometres per hour. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Storms could cause significant damage to homes and property. Wyndham Airport recorded a wind gust of 113 kilometres per hour at 11:12pm AWST on Saturday night.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

        Take extra care on the roads and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.

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


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

        • If your home has been badly damaged by a storm, call the SES on 132 500
        • In a life threatening situation call 000

        After a storm SES volunteers make temporary repairs to homes that have been badly damaged, such as roofs that have been ripped off or large fallen trees on homes or cars. Please contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP 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: 01:44 AM
        Date of issue: 29 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, and an area bounded by North Stirling Road, Chester Pass Road, Yetemerup Road and Salt River Road in the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • 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 east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Chester Pass Road, south of Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.

        • 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 BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.
        • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department of Communities has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Gnowangerup Sports Complex – 10 Strathaven Road, Gnowangerup.
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol and pets, except guide and assistance dogs, are prohibited.

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, shed, swimming pool, dam or building.
        • This may give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire.
        • Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        Leave in a northerly direction.


        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:

        • Bluff Knoll Road
        • Mount Trio Road
        • Toolbrunup Road
        • 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 Yetemerup Road
        • Part of Salt River Road, west of Formby Road and east of Chester Pass Road
        • Salt River Road at Ronaldshaw Road 
        • Formby Road South at Salt River Road 

         

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

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

        SITE CLOSURES:

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.
        • 20 Parks and Wildlife Service 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..


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 08:12 PM on 26 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,920 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

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