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Bushfire All Clear for southern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 11:06 AM
Date of issue: 02 November 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for southern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road intersection, and near the BHP railway line.

  • The bushfire that was burning in the area has been extinguished.
  • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Drive with caution if travelling in the area. 


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are no longer on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:17 PM on 1 November 2019.
  • Shire of East Pilbara 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 or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Bushfire Advice for southern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA Content:

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

Please note changes throughout


Time of issue: 04:31 PM
Date of issue: 01 November 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern part of NEWMAN in SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of the Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road intersection, and near the BHP railway line.

  • 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 MARBLE BAR RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY in NEWMAN.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction at 500 metres per hour.
    • It is contained but not controlled.


    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 EAST PILBARA.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 03:17 PM on 1 November 2019.
    • Shire of East Pilbara 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME 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: 02:09 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area remotely.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF BROOME.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 5,000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Bushfire All Clear for communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 01:57 PM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2019


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

    • The bushfire is no longer impacting the communities in this area.
    • Firefighters will monitor the area remotely.
    • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation remotely.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 15,000 hectares burnt.
    • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    After Storm: Cancellation for South West

    Category: Storm Alert Summary: Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West Content:

    Please note changes throughout

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


    Time of issue: 11:02 AM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2019

    Cancellation of severe weather warning for parts of the South West

    As at 01/11/2019 10:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the severe weather warning South West, South Coastal and South East Coastal districts has been cancelled.

    Cold and squally conditions are easing over southern WA. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

    To date, DFES has received minimal calls for assistance.


    WEATHER DETAILS:

    At 01/11/2019 10:42:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised A deep cold pool moving across southern WA is weakening. Severe weather is no longer occurring in WA. The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • Damage was reported in South West and Perth metropolitan area.


    IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 10:25 AM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

    • 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
    • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving slowly.
    • It is within containment lines.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

    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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
    • firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
    • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
    • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

    Please note changes throughout


    Time of issue: 10:19 AM
    Date of issue: 01 November 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

    • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
    • The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road..
    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
      • It is out of control and unpredictable.


      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 BROOME.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
      • Currently there has been 5,000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for South West

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West Content:

      Please note changes throughout

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


      Time of issue: 09:37 AM
      Date of issue: 01 November 2019


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West

      If you live in South Coastal and parts of South West and South East Coastal districts. you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Mount Barker, Bremer Bay, Jerramungup, Walpole and Windy Harbour.

      This is typical winter-time weather over southwest WA, however it is unusual for these weather conditions to occur this late in the year.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

      IF DRIVING:

      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

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

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


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 01/11/2019 04:29:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep cold pool is moving across southern WA. Thunderstorms and showers may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Damaging winds are possible along the southern coastal areas Friday morning. Conditions should ease along the south coast by late morning. Tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION south of Cape Naturaliste.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • Emergency services have answered more than 13 calls for help since 10am yesterday.
      • Damage was reported in South West and Perth metropolitan area.


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for South West

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West Content:

      Please note changes throughout

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


      Time of issue: 05:43 AM
      Date of issue: 01 November 2019


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the South West

      If you live in South Coastal and parts of South West and South East Coastal districts, cold and squally conditions may produce severe weather over southern WA you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Mount Barker, Bremer Bay, Jerramungup, Walpole and Windy Harbour.

      This is typical winter-time weather over southwest WA, however it is unusual for these weather conditions to occur this late in the year.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

      IF DRIVING:

      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

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

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


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      Bureau of Meteorology advised A deep cold pool is moving across southern WA. Thunderstorms and showers may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Damaging winds are possible along the southern coastal areas Friday morning. Conditions should ease along the south coast by late morning. Tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas.DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION south of Cape Naturaliste.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • Perth metropolitan area


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West Content:

      Please note changes under Weather Situation section

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


      Time of issue: 11:36 PM
      Date of issue: 31 October 2019


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, South West, Lower South West

      If you live in South West, South Coastal and parts of Lower West and South East Coastal districts A deep cold pool is moving across southern WA. you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker. Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Great Southern district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

      This is typical winter-time weather over southwest WA, however it is unusual for these weather conditions to occur this late in the year.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

      IF DRIVING:

      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

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

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


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 31/10/2019 22:33:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep cold pool is moving across southern WA. Thunderstorms and showers may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Damaging winds are possible along the west coast, and are likely to extend to southern coastal areas after midnight. Conditions should ease along the west coast early Friday morning, and then along the south coast by late morning. Tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION south of Cape Naturaliste. Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River and Mount Barker. Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Great Southern district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • Emergency services have answered more than 17 calls for help since 4pm yesterday.
      • Perth metropolitan area


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Storm - Take Action Now for Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

      Category: Storm Alert Summary: Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West Content:

      Please note changes under Alert Level section

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


      Time of issue: 05:23 PM
      Date of issue: 31 October 2019


      Take action with severe weather coming in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

      If you live in South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Lower West and South East Coastal districts you should take action and stay safe with severe weather to come.

      Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Ravensthorpe, Wagin and Walpole.

      This is typical winter-time weather over southwest WA, however it is unusual for these weather conditions to occur this late in the year.

      WHAT TO DO:

      DFES advises you to:

      • If outside find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams.
      • Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
      • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephones if there is lightning.
      • If there is flooding, create your own sandbags by using pillow cases filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
      • If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.

      IF DRIVING:

      • Do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
      • Slow down, turn your lights on and keep a safe distance from other drivers.
      • Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen powerlines and loose debris.
      • If it is raining heavily and you cannot see, pull over and park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.

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

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


      WEATHER DETAILS:

      At 31/10/2019 12:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep cold pool will move across southern WA overnight Thursday and during Friday morning. Thunderstorms and showers may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Damaging winds are expected to develop along the west coast around 10pm this evening, extending eastwards after midnight. Damaging winds are more likely to occur in coastal parts of the warning area, but will be more localised over inland areas. Tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION south of Cape Naturaliste.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads have not been closed.

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

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


      WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

      • DFES is monitoring the situation.
      • Emergency services have answered more than 12 calls for help since 4pm yesterday.
      • Perth metropolitan area


      IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


      END

      Bushfire Advice for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

      Please note changes under Alert Level section, Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters are Doing and Extra Information sections


      Time of issue: 04:38 PM
      Date of issue: 31 October 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

      • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
      • The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road..
      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving in a easterly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        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 BROOME.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
        • Broome Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 4,000 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 or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        Please note changes under Extra Information section


        Time of issue: 03:35 PM
        Date of issue: 31 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
        • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.

        Although the fire has been contained and controlled in Hamlet Grove area, due to variable winds, the fire could change direction. People within this community should remain vigilant.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

        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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and back-burning along the Gibbs River Road.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
        • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


        END

        Storm - Get Ready for Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

        Category: Storm Alert Summary: Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West Content:

        This is a new alert

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


        Time of issue: 01:09 PM
        Date of issue: 31 October 2019

        Get ready now for severe weather in parts of the Perth Metropolitan, Great Southern, South West, Lower South West

        If you live in South West, South Coastal, Great Southern and parts of Lower West and South East Coastal districts you need to get ready now for the severe weather coming tonight.

        Locations which may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Mount Barker, Narrogin, Ravensthorpe, Wagin and Walpole.

        This is typical winter-time weather over southwest WA, however it is unusual for these weather conditions to occur this late in the year.

        WHAT TO DO:

        DFES has these tips to help you and your family get ready now: 

        • Store or weigh down loose objects around your home like outdoor furniture that could be picked up and thrown by strong winds, causing damage or injury
        • Ensure your emergency kit is complete including a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit
        • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area
        • Move vehicles under cover
        • Boat owners should securely moor their boats
        • Campers should find safe shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams
        • Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using landline telephone if there is lightning.

        If you are away from home contact family or friends to prepare your property


        WEATHER DETAILS:

        At 31/10/2019 12:02:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advised a deep cold pool will move across southern WA overnight Thursday and during Friday morning. Thunderstorms and showers may produce DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour which could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY. Damaging winds are expected to develop along the west coast around 10 pm this evening, extending eastwards after midnight. Damaging winds are more likely to occur in coastal parts of the warning area, but will be more localised over inland areas. Tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with very rough seas and potential flooding of low-lying coastal areas. DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS are possible which could cause BEACH EROSION south of Cape Naturaliste.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Roads have not been closed.

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

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


        WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

        • DFES is monitoring the situation.


        IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:

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

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

        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY Content:

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

        Please note changes under Extra Information section


        Time of issue: 11:03 AM
        Date of issue: 31 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

        • 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
        • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
        WHAT TO DO:
        • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
        • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
        • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
        • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.

        Although the fire has been contained and controlled in Hamlet Grove area, due to variable winds, the fire could change direction. People within this community should remain vigilant.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

        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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
        • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
        • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
        • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
        • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
        • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
        • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
        The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


        END

        Bushfire Advice for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 11:01 AM
        Date of issue: 31 October 2019


        Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

        • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
        • Fire is burning on two fronts, in a south west and north west direction.
        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 out of control and unpredictable.

          The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

          Winds are variable due to thunderstorm activity in the area. This is affecting fire behaviour.


          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 BROOME.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
          • Broome Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
          • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
          • Currently there has been 3,800 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 or listen to news bulletins.
          The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


          END

          Bushfire Advice for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

          Please note changes under Extra Information section


          Time of issue: 03:29 PM
          Date of issue: 30 October 2019


          Bushfire ADVICE for south western part of WATERBANK in SHIRE OF BROOME

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling on Broome-Cape Leveque Road near Manari Road in the south western part of WATERBANK in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

          • 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 Broome-Cape Leveque Road and Manari Road in Waterbank.
          • Fire is burning on two fronts, in a south west and north west direction..
          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 out of control and unpredictable.

            The bushfire is burning to the east of Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

            Winds are variable due to thunderstorm activity in the area. This is affecting fire behaviour.


            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 BROOME.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene and strengthening containment lines.
            • Broome Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.
            • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

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


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 10:35 AM on 28 October 2019.
            • Currently there has been 3,800 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY 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: 03:27 PM
            Date of issue: 30 October 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the communities of HAMLET GROVE, BUNGARUN, BIRDWOOD DOWNS and SAVANNAH HEIGHTS in SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.

            • 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 north of the Bungarun community on BUNGARUN RD in DERBY.
            • The fire is burning towards the marsh, away from the Hamlet Grove and Savannah Heights communities.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
            • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
            • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
            • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
            • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

            If driving

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

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • The bushfire is moving slowly in a northerly direction.
            • It is out of control and unpredictable.

            Although the fire has been contained and controlled in Hamlet Grove area, due to variable winds, the fire could change direction. People within this community should remain vigilant.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.

            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 the SHIRE OF DERBY-WEST KIMBERLEY.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
            • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 02:44 PM on 23 October 2019.
            • Currently there has been 10,000 hectares burnt.
            • Never fly a drone, model aircraft or multirotor near bushfires. Doing so poses a major safety risk to firefighting personnel.
            • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


            END

            Bushfire All Clear for north of DONNYBROOK in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north of DONNYBROOK in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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

            Please note changes to alert level and throughout


            Time of issue: 02:28 PM
            Date of issue: 30 October 2019


            Bushfire ALL CLEAR for north of DONNYBROOK in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

            ALERT LEVEL:

            An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people people along South Western Highway south of Bendall Road in ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP..

            • The bushfire is no longer impacting the community in this area.
            • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day/night.
            • The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

            Roads have not been closed.

            Motorists are asked to avoid the area and reduce speed 

            Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 09:45 AM on 30 October 2019.
            • Currently there has been 4 hectares burnt.
            • Shire of Donnybrook 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            No further updates will be issued.


            END

            Bushfire Advice for north of DONNYBROOK in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

            Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for north of DONNYBROOK in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP Content:

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


            Time of issue: 12:47 PM
            Date of issue: 30 October 2019


            Bushfire ADVICE for north of DONNYBROOK in SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP

            ALERT LEVEL:

            A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people along South Western Highway south of Bendall Road in ARGYLE in the SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.

            • There is no threat to lives or homes.
            • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
            • The fire started near the intersection of BENDALL RD and SOUTH WESTERN HWY in DONNYBROOK.
            • It is burning towards the Munda Biddi Trail.
            WHAT TO DO:
            • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
            • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
            • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
            • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
            • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
            If driving
            • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
            • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
            • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

            BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

            • It is controlled but not contained.


            ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
            Some roads may be closed.

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

            Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR SHIRE OF DONNYBROOK-BALINGUP.


            WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

            • Firefighters are on the scene.


            EXTRA INFORMATION:

            • The fire was reported at 09:45 AM on 30 October 2019.
            • 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 or listen to news bulletins.
            The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


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