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Bushfire Advice for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to WATTLE CAMP in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire Advice for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to WATTLE CAMP in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and 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: 02:50 PM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to WATTLE CAMP in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse on the Eyre Highway and surrounding areas including Point Culver, Wattle Camp, and Buraminya in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near BALLADONIA.
  • There is a moderate amount of smoke in the area.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • 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 but not controlled.


Following scattered rain, firefighters are monitoring the fire from the air.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.
SAFETY: 
  • Firefighters are still working on and near the Eyre Highway. Please consider their safety and slow down as you approach them. 
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:
  • 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
  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
  • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternative routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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 continuing to strengthen containment lines and are monitoring the situation.
  • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service, Career Fire and Rescue 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 02:39 PM on 20 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 217,029 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


END

Bushfire Advice for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 11:35 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Salmon Gums, the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Dundas, Norseman, Higginsville, including the Norseman townsite, Higginsville mine site and Fraser Range in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • There is a moderate amount of smoke in the area.

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 but not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Hyden-Norseman Road between Marvel-Loch Forrestania Road and the Norseman townsite 
  • Peak Charles Road
  • Lake King-Norseman Road
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:?

  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternative routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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 SHIRES OF DUNDAS, COOLGARDIE or ESPERANCE.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are continuing to strengthen existing containment lines and are monitoring the situation.
  • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
  • WA Police and State Emergency Service are also attending.

    Firefighters will monitor this situation but if you see active flames, please contact Emergency Services.


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 05:43 PM on 16 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 317,362 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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



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


END

Bushfire Advice for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to WATTLE CAMP in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to WATTLE CAMP in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 11:28 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to WATTLE CAMP in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse on the Eyre Highway and surrounding areas including Point Culver, Wattle Camp, and Buraminya in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near BALLADONIA.
  • There is a moderate amount of smoke in the area.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • 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 but not controlled.


Following scattered rain, firefighters are monitoring the fire from the air.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.
SAFETY: 
  • Firefighters are still working on and near the Eyre Highway. Please consider their safety and slow down as you approach them. 
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:
  • 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
  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
  • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternative routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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 continuing to strengthen containment lines and are monitoring the situation.
  • Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife Service, Career Fire and Rescue 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 02:39 PM on 20 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 217,029 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


Time of issue: 11:06 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Circle Valley Road to the north, Mount Ney Road to the east, Norwood Road to the south and Dempster Road, Styles Road and Plunkett Road to the west, in parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY 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.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation and strengthening containment lines.
  • 5 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:17 AM on 29 December 2020.
  • Currently there has been 30,000 hectares burnt.
  • 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 parts of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters are doing and Bushfire Behaviour sections


Time of issue: 07:38 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Rockingham Road to the west, Russell road to the north, Pearse Road to the west and Wattleup Road to the south in WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Dalison Avenue and Phillips Road in Wattleup.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:54 PM on 15 January 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


END

After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:41 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne
As at 16/01/2020 03:01:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in parts of Pilbara, Gascoyne, Goldfields and South Interior districts has been cancelled.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.

WHAT TO DO:
Now the 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 16/01/2020 03:01:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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 the relevant local government. 


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

After Storm: Cancellation for Goldfields-Midlands

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara Content:

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


Time of issue: 12:29 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara

If you live in in parts of of Pilbara, Gascoyne, Goldfields and South Interior districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Newman, Paraburdoo, ThreeRivers and Wiluna.


This weather 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

Cancellation of thunderstorms warning for parts of the Goldfields-Midlands
As at 16/01/2020 00:15:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the thunderstorms warning in the Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts has been cancelled.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED

To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.

WHAT TO DO:
Now the 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 16/01/2020 00:15:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area, continuing overnight.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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 the relevant local government. 


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 issued if further information becomes available.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 12:17 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Rockingham Road to the west, Russell road to the north, Pearse Road to the west and Wattleup Road to the south in WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Dalison Avenue and Phillips Road in Wattleup.

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 westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 12:01 AM
Date of issue: 16 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Rockingham Road to the west, Russell road to the north, Pearse Road to the west and Wattleup Road to the south in WATTLEUP in the CITY OF COCKBURN.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • There is a lot of smoke in the area.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Dalison Avenue and Phillips Road in Wattleup.

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 fast in a westerly direction.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • 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 All Clear for the western part of MEENAAR in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western part of MEENAAR in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

Please note changes under alert level


Time of issue: 11:37 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the western part of MEENAAR in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Great Eastern Highway between Yilgarn Road and Dowerin-Meckering Road near the Meckering townsite.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the night.
  • 20 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 07:42 PM on 15 January 2020.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 08:42 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in the Gascoyne and parts of Goldfields, South Interior, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Paynes Find, Three Rivers,Wiluna and Yalgoo.


This weather 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 15/01/2020 20:31:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area, continuing overnight.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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 the relevant local government. 


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 issued if further information becomes available.


END

Bushfire Advice for the western part of MEENAAR in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of MEENAAR in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 08:35 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for the western part of MEENAAR in the SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Great Eastern Highway between Yilgarn Road and Dowerin-Meckering Road near the Meckering townsite.

  • 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 GREAT EASTERN HWY and MEENAAR RD in MEENAAR.

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 fast in a easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.
  • 20 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 07:42 PM on 15 January 2020.
  • Shire of Northam 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

Storm - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:37 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Take action with thunderstorms coming in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Goldfields-Midlands

If you live in the Gascoyne and parts of Goldfields, South Interior, Central West and Central Wheat Belt districts you should take action and stay safe with thunderstorms to come.


Locations which may be affected include Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Paynes Find, Three Rivers, Wiluna and Yalgoo.


This weather 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 15/01/2020 17:30:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours, continuing into the evening.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be 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 the relevant local government. 


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 issued if further information becomes available.


END

Bushfire All Clear for the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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


Time of issue: 05:28 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people south of Kerosene Lane in the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM.

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

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 January 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to ISRAELITE BAY in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to ISRAELITE BAY in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS section


Time of issue: 04:37 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to ISRAELITE BAY in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse on the Eyre Highway and surrounding areas including Caiguna, Point Culver, Israelite Bay, and Buraminya in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and 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 BALLADONIA.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is not contained and not controlled.


Following scattered rain, firefighters are monitoring the fire from the air.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.
SAFETY: 
  • Firefighters are still working on and near the Eyre Highway. Please consider their safety and slow down as you approach them. 
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:
  • 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
  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
  • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver. Balladonia Eastern Boundary starts approximately 60 kilometres east of the Balladonia Roadhouse off the Eyre Highway

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternate routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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 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 02:39 PM on 20 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 217,029 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 lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


END

Bushfire All Clear for Peak Charles National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Buraminya, North Cascade, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes under ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS section


Time of issue: 04:33 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Buraminya, North Cascade, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Salmon Gums, the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Dundas, Norseman, Higginsville, North Cascade, including the Norseman townsite, Higginsville mine site and Fraser Range in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and 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.

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 changes.

If driving

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


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Peak Charles National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Peak Charles National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area .
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is not contained and not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Hyden-Norseman Road between Marvel-Lock Forrestania Road and the Norseman townsite 
  • Peak Charles Road
  • Lake King-Norseman Road
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.

SAFETY:

  • Firefighters are still working on and near the Eyre Highway. Please consider their safety and slow down as you approach them.

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:

  • 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
  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
  • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver. Balladonia Eastern Boundary starts approximately 60 kilometres east of the Balladonia Roadhouse off the Eyre Highway

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternate routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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 SHIRES OF DUNDAS, COOLGARDIE or ESPERANCE.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
  • Following scattered rain, firefighters are monitoring the fire from the air.

    Firefighters will monitor this situation but if you see active flames, please contact Emergency Services.


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 05:43 PM on 16 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 317,362 hectares burnt.
  • The 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 lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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



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


END

Bushfire All Clear for Peak Charles National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Buraminya, North Cascade, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout alert


Time of issue: 04:03 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for Salmon Gums including the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Buraminya, North Cascade, Norseman, Higginsville in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Salmon Gums, the southern part of the Dundas Nature Reserve, Dundas, Norseman, Higginsville, North Cascade, including the Norseman townsite, Higginsville mine site and Fraser Range in the SHIRES OF COOLGARDIE, DUNDAS and 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.

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 changes.

If driving

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


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Peak Charles National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Peak Charles National Park in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area .
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

WHAT TO DO:

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is not contained and not controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Hyden-Norseman Road between Marvel-Lock Forrestania Road and the Norseman townsite 
  • Peak Charles Road
  • Lake King-Norseman Road
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.

SAFETY:

  • Firefighters and road workers are still working on and near the Eyre Highway. Please consider their safety and slow down as you approach them.
  • A reduced speed limit will be in place at Balladonia, and other locations as required. 

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:

  • 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
  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
  • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver. Balladonia Eastern Boundary starts approximately 60 kilometres east of the Balladonia Roadhouse off the Eyre Highway

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternate routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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, COOLGARDIE or ESPERANCE.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
  • Following scattered rain, firefighters are monitoring the fire from the air.

    Firefighters will monitor this situation but if you see active flames, please contact Emergency Services.


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 05:43 PM on 16 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 317,362 hectares burnt.
  • The 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 lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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



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


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Bushfire Advice for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to ISRAELITE BAY in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to ISRAELITE BAY in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 03:50 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for EYRE HIGHWAY including BALLADONIA ROADHOUSE, CAIGUNA, BALLADONIA HOMESTEAD and south to ISRAELITE BAY in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near the Balladonia Roadhouse on the Eyre Highway and surrounding areas including Caiguna, Point Culver, Israelite Bay, and Buraminya in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS and 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 BALLADONIA.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is not contained and not controlled.


Following scattered rain, firefighters are monitoring the fire from the air.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
ROADS OPEN:

  • Eyre Highway between Norseman and the WA/SA border 
  • Coolgardie-Esperance Highway
  • Be aware there are still fires in the area so keep up to date in case the situation changes.
SAFETY: 
  • Firefighters and road workers are still working on and near the Eyre Highway. Please consider their safety and slow down as you approach them. 
  • A reduced speed limit will be in place at Balladonia, and other locations as required. 
CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:
  • 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
  • Old Telegraph Track between Coolgardie-Esperance Highway and Eyre Highway
  • Balladonia Eastern Boundary Track to Point Culver. Balladonia Eastern Boundary starts approximately 60 kilometres east of the Balladonia Roadhouse off the Eyre Highway

People are urged to stop taking back tracks and unsealed roads in an endeavour to avoid road closures. We recommend that you do not rely on mapping applications to find alternate routes as they may be inaccurate and unsafe.

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 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 02:39 PM on 20 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 217,029 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 lightning.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


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Bushfire Advice for the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:43 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of BALDIVIS in CITY OF ROCKINGHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of Kerosene Lane in the northern part of BALDIVIS in 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 the intersection of JENNINGS WAY and KEROSENE LANE in BALDIVIS.

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 fast in a northerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 January 2020.
  • DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


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Bushfire Advice for parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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


Time of issue: 03:20 PM
Date of issue: 15 January 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Circle Valley Road to the north, Mount Ney Road to the east, Norwood Road to the south and Dempster Road, Styles Road and Plunkett Road to the west, in parts of GRASS PATCH, SALMON GUMS, WITTENOOM HILLS and MOUNT RIDLEY 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.

WHAT TO DO:

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation and strengthening containment lines.
  • 5 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:17 AM on 29 December 2020.
  • Currently there has been 30,000 hectares burnt.
  • Shire of Esperance is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


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