EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings

Bushfire All Clear for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE Content:

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

Please note this alert is now an ALL CLEAR.


Time of issue: 10:29 AM
Date of issue: 16 December 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in an area bounded by Magenta Road to the west, Reserve Road to the south, Mallee Road to the east and Taylor Road, Giles Road and Nield Road to the north in MAGENTA in SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.

  • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this 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 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF LAKE GRACE.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are continuing to monitor the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 08:21 PM on 6 December 2019.
  • Currently there has been 2,600 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • Shire of Lake Grace 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 eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for eastern part of BURAMINYA in the SHIRE OF ESPERANCE Content:

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

Please note changes under What To Do section


Time of issue: 10:11 AM
Date of issue: 16 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.

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 out of control and unpredictable.


    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 Parmango 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 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 23,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is accidental.
    • 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 Watch and Act for GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 10:06 AM
    Date of issue: 16 December 2019


    Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES and in the localities of CARABAN and WILBINGA in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

    • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
    • People in Woodridge and the localities of Caraban and Wilbinga should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
    • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

    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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and the localities of GABBADAH and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

    • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
    • People Eglinton, Yanchep and Two Rocks and in the localities of Gabbadah and Neergabby should leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • If people in Guilderton, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park and in the locailities of Gabbadah and Neergabby plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
    • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
    • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • 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.
    • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.


    • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. 
    • Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen throughout the afternoon.
    • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


    SAFER PLACE:

    • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
    • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
      • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
      • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
    • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
    • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

    PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

    • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
    The following roads remain closed:

    • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
    • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
    • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

    PARK CLOSURES:

    • Yanchep National Park.
    • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

    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 their local council.

    POWER:

    A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

    For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

    WATER:

    Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

    For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

    PHONE:

    Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

    Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

    SCHOOLS:

    The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

    • Two Rocks Primary School
    • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
    • Yanchep Beach Primary School
    • Yanchep Secondary College

    COMMUNITY MEETINGS:

    Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

     

    • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
    • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Forrest Products Commission firefighters are attending.
    • Forest Products Commission personnel and State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

      SAFETY MESSAGE:

      • There are a lot of fire-damaged trees in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
      • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


    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 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
    • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • DFES is managing the fire.


    IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

    Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

    If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 parts of FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY, and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY, and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE Content:

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

    Please note changes under Road Closures


    Time of issue: 09:49 AM
    Date of issue: 16 December 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY, and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN and ESPERANCE

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hyden-Norseman Road to the North, Peak Charles National Park to the East, Cascades Road to the South and, Newdegate-Ravensthorpe Road and Hyden-Lake King Road to the West in the FORRESTANIA, NORTH CASCADE, VARLEY and NORSEMAN in the SHIRES of DUNDAS, LAKE GRACE, YILGARN 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 is burning in scrub and bushland throughout the area.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

      • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
      • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
      • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is not contained and 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:

      • Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road intersection to the west and Peak Charles Road intersection to the east. All tracks within this area are also closed.
      • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the East Hyden Grain Bin to the Shire of Dundas 
      • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed from the Shire of Dundas border
      • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed east of the intersection of Marvel Loche-Forrestania Road 
      • Carstairs Road
      • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road at Carstairs Road
      • Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road in the Shire of Yilgarn
      • Holland Track 

      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 SHIRE OF ESPERANCE.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling and monitoring the situation.
      • 40 Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 07:58 AM on 13 December 2019.
      • Currently there has been 250,000 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 the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF MENZIES Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 09:38 AM
      Date of issue: 16 December 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve in the SHIRE OF MENZIES

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the northern part of Mount Manning Nature Reserve, east of Bullfinch-Evanston Road in the SHIRE OF MENZIES.

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

      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 uncontained and uncontrolled.


        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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF MENZIES.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:47 PM on 12 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 4500 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 Watch and Act for GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

        Please note changes under Warning Area and What to Do


        Time of issue: 09:10 AM
        Date of issue: 16 December 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES and in the localities of CARABAN and WILBINGA in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • People in Woodridge and the localities of Caraban and Wilbinga should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
        • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

        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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and the localities of GABBADAH and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
        • People Eglinton, Yanchep and Two Rocks and in the localities of Gabbadah and Neergabby should leave in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If people in Guilderton, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park and in the locailities of Gabbadah and Neergabby plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • 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.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained but not controlled.


        • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground.
        • Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen throughout today.
        • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
          • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
          • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
        • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        The following roads remain closed:

        • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
        • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
        • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

        PARK CLOSURES:

        • Yanchep National Park.
        • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

        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 their local council.

        POWER:

        A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

        For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

        WATER:

        Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

        For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

        PHONE:

        Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

        Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

        SCHOOLS:

        The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

        • Two Rocks Primary School
        • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
        • Yanchep Beach Primary School
        • Yanchep Secondary College

        COMMUNITY MEETINGS:

        Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

        • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
        • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
        • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Forrest Products Commission firefighters are attending.
        • Forrest Products Commission personnel and State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

          SAFETY MESSAGE:

          • There are a lot of fire-damaged trees in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
          • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


        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 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

        Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

        If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN Content:

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

        Please note changes under Extra Information


        Time of issue: 08:36 AM
        Date of issue: 16 December 2019


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area west of Great Northern Highway, north of Mogumba-Yarawindah Road and Mogumber Road West, east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road and south of Boxhall Road, Thompson Road and Gillingarra-Glentromie Road in parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

        • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is no longer moving. It is however still out of control and undepredictable.
        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • 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.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Midlands Road, west of Great Northern Highway, north of Gillingarra-Glentromie Road, Thompson Road and Boxhall Road and east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road in parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN.

        • 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 BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

        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 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:

        • Bindoon-Moora Road is closed north of Mogumber, in both directions. 
        • Gillingara-New Norcia Road is closed between Gillingara-Glentromie Road and Bindoon-Moora 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 15 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 7,500 hectares burnt.
        • Shire of Victoria Plains 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 All Clear for Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

        Please note changes under warning area


        Time of issue: 07:36 AM
        Date of issue: 16 December 2019


        Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

        • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
        • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
        • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

        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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, CARABAN, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, CARABAN, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • 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.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

        • 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:

        • It is controlled but not contained.


        • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
        • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


        SAFER PLACE:

        • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
        • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
          • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
          • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
        • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
        • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

        PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

        • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        The following roads remain closed:

        • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
        • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
        • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

        PARK CLOSURES:

        • Yanchep National Park.
        • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

        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 their local council.

        POWER:

        A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

        For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

        WATER:

        Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

        For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

        PHONE:

        Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

        Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

        SCHOOLS:

        The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

        • Two Rocks Primary School
        • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
        • Yanchep Beach Primary School
        • Yanchep Secondary College

        COMMUNITY MEETING:

        Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

        • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
        • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
        • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
        • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

          SAFETY MESSAGE:

          • There are a lot of fire-damaged trees in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
          • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
        • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.
        • DFES is managing the fire.


        IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

        Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

        If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 an area bounded by Coalfields Highway, Mungalup Road and Wellington Dam in Wellington National Park in SHIRE OF DARDANUP

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for an area bounded by Coalfields Highway, Mungalup Road and Wellington Dam in Wellington National Park in SHIRE OF DARDANUP Content:

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

        Please note this fire has been contained


        Time of issue: 06:57 AM
        Date of issue: 16 December 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for an area bounded by Coalfields Highway, Mungalup Road and Wellington Dam in Wellington National Park in SHIRE OF DARDANUP

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Coalfields Highway, Mungalup Road and Wellington Dam in Wellington National Park in SHIRE OF DARDANUP.

        • 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:

          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:

          A number of roads have been closed including:

          • Wellington Dam Road from River Road to Pile Road
          • Lennard Drive 
          • Falcon 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DARDANUP.

          SITE CLOSURES:

          Wellington National Park is closed.

          The following campgrounds are closed:

          • Potters Gorge Campground
          • Honeymoon Pool Campground
          • Stones Brook Campground

          The Bibbulmun Track between Harvey Quindanning Road and Mornington Road is closed.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 04:00 PM on 13 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 51 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is an escaped prescribed burn.
          • 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 Harris River State Forest and Muja State Forest, north of Norm Road in the Shire of Collie

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Harris River State Forest and Muja State Forest, north of Norm Road in the Shire of Collie Content:

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

          Please note change to Advice area


          Time of issue: 06:52 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for Harris River State Forest and Muja State Forest, north of Norm Road in the Shire of Collie

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Harris River State Forest and Muja State Forest, north of Norm Road in the Shire of Collie .

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as winds overnight pushed the fire in a north-north-westerly direction away from private properties.
          • 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 moving in a north-north-westerly direction.
          • It is not contained and not controlled.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Opossum Spring Road remains closed. Collie-Williams Road between Yourdamung Road and Quindanning-Darkan Road is now open.

          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 SHIRE OF COLLIE.

          SITE CLOSURES:

          The following campsites remain closed:

          • Possum Springs camp site
          • Yourdamung camp site
          • Harris Dam camp site 

          The Bibbulmun Track between Harvey Quindanning Road and Mornington Road is closed.

          The Arklow mountain bike trails are also closed.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire and establishing containment lines.
          • Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:44 PM on 14 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 7,400 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • 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 parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN Content:

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

          Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour and What Firefighters are Doing


          Time of issue: 06:48 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area west of Great Northern Highway, north of Mogumba-Yarawindah Road and Mogumber Road West, east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road and south of Boxhall Road, Thompson Road and Gillingarra-Glentromie Road in parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is no longer moving. It is however still out of control and undepredictable.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Midlands Road, west of Great Northern Highway, north of Gillingarra-Glentromie Road, Thompson Road and Boxhall Road and east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road in parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN.

          • 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 BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          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 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:

          • Bindoon-Moora Road is closed north of Mogumber, in both directions. 
          • Gillingara-New Norcia Road is closed between Gillingara-Glentromie Road and Bindoon-Moora 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 15 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been approximately 7,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Victoria Plains 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 All Clear for Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WILBINGA and WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 06:18 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WILBINGA and WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people WILBINGA and WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
          • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, CARABAN, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, CARABAN, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

          • 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:

          • It is controlled but not contained.


          • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
          • The wind direction is forecast to change to the south south east during the night.
          • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


          SAFER PLACE:

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
            • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
            • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
          • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following roads remain closed:

          • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

          PARK CLOSURES:

          • Yanchep National Park.
          • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

          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 their local council.

          POWER:

          A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

          For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

          WATER:

          Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

          For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

          PHONE:

          Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

          Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

          SCHOOLS:

          The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

          • Two Rocks Primary School
          • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
          • Yanchep Beach Primary School
          • Yanchep Secondary College

          COMMUNITY MEETING:

          Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

          • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
          • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

             

            SAFETY MESSAGE:

            • There are a lot of fire damaged trees alight in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
            • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

          Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

          If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 All Clear for Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WILBINGA and WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

          Please note changes under bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING, WATCH AND ACT and ADVICE areas


          Time of issue: 05:44 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WILBINGA and WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people WILBINGA and WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
          • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, CARABAN, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, CARABAN, EGLINTON, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS and NEERGABBY in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

          • 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:

          • It is controlled but not contained.


          • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
          • The wind direction is forecast to change to the south south east during the night.
          • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


          SAFER PLACE:

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
            • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
            • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
          • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following roads remain closed:

          • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

          PARK CLOSURES:

          • Yanchep National Park.
          • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

          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 their local council.

          POWER:

          A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

          For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

          WATER:

          Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

          For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

          PHONE:

          Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

          Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

          SCHOOLS:

          The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

          • Two Rocks Primary School
          • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
          • Yanchep Beach Primary School
          • Yanchep Secondary College

          COMMUNITY MEETING:

          Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

          • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
          • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

             

            SAFETY MESSAGE:

            • There are a lot of fire damaged trees alight in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
            • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

          Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

          If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN 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: 04:56 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area west of Great Northern Highway, north of Mogumba-Yarawindah Road and Mogumber Road West, east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road and south of Boxhall Road, Thompson Road and Gillingarra-Glentromie Road in parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is no longer moving. It is however still out of control and undepredictable.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Midlands Road, west of Great Northern Highway, north of Gillingarra-Glentromie Road, Thompson Road and Boxhall Road and east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road in parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN.

          • 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 BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          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 out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Bindoon-Moora Road is closed north of Mogumber, in both directions. 
          • Gillingara-New Norcia Road is closed between Gillingara-Glentromie Road and Bindoon-Moora 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 15 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been approximately 7,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Victoria Plains 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 All Clear for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 04:15 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
          • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

          • 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:

          • It is controlled but not contained.


          • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
          • The wind direction is forecast to change to the south south east during the night.
          • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


          SAFER PLACE:

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
            • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
            • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
          • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following roads remain closed:

          • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

          PARK CLOSURES:

          • Yanchep National Park.
          • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

          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 their local council.

          POWER:

          A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

          For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

          WATER:

          Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

          For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

          PHONE:

          Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

          Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

          SCHOOLS:

          The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

          • Two Rocks Primary School
          • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
          • Yanchep Beach Primary School
          • Yanchep Secondary College

          COMMUNITY MEETING:

          Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

          • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
          • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

             

            SAFETY MESSAGE:

            • There are a lot of fire damaged trees alight in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
            • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

          Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

          If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 All Clear for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 03:31 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
          • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

          • 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:

          • It is controlled but not contained.


          • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
          • The wind direction is forecast to change to the south south east during the night.
          • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


          SAFER PLACE:

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
            • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
            • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
          • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following roads remain closed:

          • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

          PARK CLOSURES:

          • Yanchep National Park.
          • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

          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 their local council.

          POWER:

          A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

          For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

          WATER:

          Property owners are reminded not to rely on scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

          For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

          PHONE:

          Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

          Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

          SCHOOLS:

          The following schools will be closed Monday 16 December:

          • Two Rocks Primary School
          • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
          • Yanchep Beach Primary School
          • Yanchep Secondary College

          COMMUNITY MEETING:

          Community meetings will be held today (Monday 16 December) at:

          • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
          • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

             

            SAFETY MESSAGE:

            • There are a lot of fire damaged trees alight in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
            • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

          Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

          If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN 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: 02:53 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area west of Great Northern Highway, north of Mogumba-Yarawindah Road and Mogumber Road West, east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road and south of Boxhall Road, Thompson Road and Gillingarra-Glentromie Road in parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is no longer moving. It is however still out of control and undepredictable.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Midlands Road, west of Great Northern Highway, north of Gillingarra-Glentromie Road, Thompson Road and Boxhall Road and east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road in parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN.

          • 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 BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          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 out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Bindoon-Moora Road is closed north of Mogumber, in both directions. 
          • Gillingara-New Norcia Road is closed between Gillingara-Glentromie Road and Bindoon-Moora 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 15 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been approximately 7,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Victoria Plains 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 All Clear for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 02:32 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
          • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

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

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive
          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

          • 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:

          • It is controlled but not contained.


          • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
          • The wind direction is forecast to change to the south south east during the night.
          • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


          SAFER PLACE:

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
            • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
            • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
          • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following roads remain closed:

          • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Indian Ocean Drive between Gingin Brook Road and Pipidinny Road

          PARK CLOSURES:

          • Yanchep National Park.
          • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

          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 their local council.

          POWER:

          A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

          For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

          WATER:

          Property owners are reminded not to rely in scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

          For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

          PHONE:

          Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

          Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

          SCHOOLS:

          The following schools will be closed tomorrow Monday 16 December:

          • Two Rocks Primary School
          • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
          • Yanchep Beach Primary School
          • Yanchep Secondary College

          COMMUNITY MEETING:

          Community meetings will be held tomorrow (Monday 16 December) at:

          • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
          • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

             

            SAFETY MESSAGE:

            • There are a lot of fire damaged trees alight in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
            • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

          Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

          If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 All Clear for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN 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: 01:38 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in WOODRIDGE, SEATREES and BREAKWATER ESTATES in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN.

          • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
          • People in Woodridge should leave in an easterly direction towards Indian Ocean Drive and use Gingin Brook Road to travel towards Gingin as fire is approaching the area. There is an evacuation centre available at Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.
          • People in Seatrees and Breakwater Estates should leave in a westerly direction towards Two Rocks, and then leave south along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          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 GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in GUILDERTON, GABBADAH, WILBINGA, CARABAN, SOVEREIGN HILL, REDFIELD PARK, YANCHEP, TWO ROCKS AND EGLINTON in the SHIRE OF GINGIN and the CITY OF WANNEROO.

          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a If people in Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Sovereign Hill and Redfield Park plan to leave, travel in a northerly direction on Indian Ocean Drive.
          • If people in Two Rocks, Yanchep and Eglinton plan to leave, travel in a southerly direction along Two Rocks Road and Marmion Avenue.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of Neergabby, Gnangara-Moore River State Forest, Moore River National Park, Yeal and Yeal Nature Reserve in the CITY OF WANNEROO and SHIRE OF GINGIN .

          • 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:

          • It is controlled but not contained.


          • The fire remains stationary, however the threat remains due to activity within the fireground. Forecast weather conditions mean there is still a high risk of flare ups as winds strengthen tomorrow morning.
          • The wind direction is forecast to change to the south south east during the night.
          • Smouldering pockets remain south of Woodridge Estate.


          SAFER PLACE:

          • Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
          • The Department for Communities has set up two temporary evacuation centres at:
            • Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks
            • Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin
          • Be aware that only essential items can be taken into these centres. Alcohol is prohibited.
          • While the evacuation centre does not accept pets, except guide and assistance dogs, you can bring small pets as they are being accommodated outside, where possible. 

          PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

          • If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, beach, 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.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

          Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
          The following roads remain closed:

          • Breakwater Drive between Mayflower Parade and Indian Ocean Drive
          • Yanchep Beach Road between Parkland Road and Indian Ocean Drive

          PARK CLOSURES:

          • Yanchep National Park.
          • Wilbinga Conservation Park and adjacent State forest.

          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 their local council.

          POWER:

          A number of residents remain affected by power outages.

          For further information or outage information, please refer to Western Power website www.westernpower.com.au

          WATER:

          Property owners are reminded not to rely in scheme water in the event of a bushfire – more information is available at https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/bushfires-and-water-supply

          For water supply enquiries please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 75.

          PHONE:

          Residents may experience disruptions to mobile services.

          Affected customers should contact their service provider for more information.

          SCHOOLS:

          The following schools will be closed tomorrow Monday 16 December:

          • Two Rocks Primary School
          • Yanchep Lagoon Primary School
          • Yanchep Beach Primary School
          • Yanchep Secondary College

          COMMUNITY MEETING:

          Community meetings will be held tomorrow (Monday 16 December) at:

          • 10am at the Gumblossom Community Centre, 17 Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.
          • 2.30pm at the Granville Civic Centre, Weld Street, Gingin.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene, consolidating and strengthening containment lines.
          • Approximately 300 Bush Fire Service, Career Fire and Rescue Service, Parks and Wildlife Service, , Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • State Emergency Service Volunteers are also in attendance. 

             

            SAFETY MESSAGE:

            • There are a lot of fire damaged trees alight in and around the fire ground which pose a risk to residents and firefighters.
            • Access to these areas will not be permitted until hazards have been assessed and managed.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 02:16 PM on 11 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been 12,854 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • DFES is managing the fire.


          IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

          Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device, or at an evacuation centre.

          If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires, you can enquire in person at an evacuation centre, visit the Red Cross website 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 parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN Content:

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


          Time of issue: 12:56 AM
          Date of issue: 16 December 2019


          Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in an area west of Great Northern Highway, north of Mogumba-Yarawindah Road and Mogumber Road West, east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road and south of Boxhall Road, Thompson Road and Gillingarra-Glentromie Road in parts of NEW NORCIA, GLENTROMIE, REGANS FORD, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, MOGUMBER, YARAWINDAH in the SHIRES OF VICTORIA PLAINS and DANDARAGAN.

          • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is no longer moving. It is however still out of control and undepredictable.
          • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
          • The fire started near the intersection of BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          WHAT TO DO:

          • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
          • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
          • 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.
          • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


          Bushfire ADVICE for parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area south of Midlands Road, west of Great Northern Highway, north of Gillingarra-Glentromie Road, Thompson Road and Boxhall Road and east of Clarke Road and Boundary Road in parts of MOORA, WALEBING, GLENTROMIE, WADDINGTON, KOOJAN, YATHROO, GILLINGARRA, BARBERTON in the SHIRES OF MOORA, VICTORIA PLAINS AND DANDARAGAN.

          • 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 BINDOON-MOORA RD and MOGUMBER RD W in MOGUMBER.

          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 out of control and unpredictable.


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          • Bindoon-Moora Road is closed north of Mogumber, in both directions. 
          • Gillingara-New Norcia Road is closed between Gillingara-Glentromie Road and Bindoon-Moora 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 www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF VICTORIA PLAINS.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 01:54 PM on 15 December 2019.
          • Currently there has been approximately 7,000 hectares burnt.
          • Shire of Victoria Plains 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

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