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Bushfire Advice for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN

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Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN 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: 03:32 PM
Date of issue: 16 February 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by South Coast Highway to the south, Newdegate-Ravensthorpe Road to the west, Hyden-Lake King Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road to the east and Dunbar Road, Emu Fence Road, Cramphorne Road to the north in parts of VARLEY, LAKE TAY MINE SITES, HOLT ROCK, JERDACUTTUP, FORRESTANIA, HOPETOUN, HATTER HILL, LAKE CAMM, RAVENSTHORPE, MOUNT MADDEN, LAKE KING, MUNGLINUP and the western parts of FRANK HANN NATIONAL PARK, in or near the eastern parts of NAREMBEEN, including the communities of MOUNT WALKER, CRAMPHORNE, WOOLOCUTTY, MARVEL LOCH, HOLLETON, SOUTH BODALLIN, SKELETON ROCK, DULYALBIN, PARKER RANGE, SOUTH YILGARN, MOUNT HAMPTON, and MOUNT HOLLAND, HOLLETON, SKELETON ROCK, HYDEN in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, NAREMBEEN, LAKE GRACE, RAVENSTHORPE AND YILGARN.

  • 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.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads are no longer closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 6 February 2020.
    • Currently there has been 264,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Shire of Kondinin is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


    END

    Bushfire Advice for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING 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: 03:14 PM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in or near the townsite of Katanning including an area bounded by Robinson Road, Cornwall Road, Onslow Road, Maracoonda Road, Hutton Road, Kojonup-Katanning Road, Warren Road, Withers Road, Kelly Road and Robinson Road in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING.

    • 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.

    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.
    • Livestock may be across the road due to damaged fencing.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The following roads have been reopened: 

    • Trimmer Road between Climie Road and Great Southern Highway
    • Climie Road 

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

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

    PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD :

    The Shire of Katanning has extended the Prohibited Burning Period from 14 February 2020 to 28 February 2020. No burning is to be conducted during this period. 


     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • Firefighters have saved an estimated 203 buildings in the area, including 43 homes
      • One house has been lost and two houses have sustained damage.
      • Rural fencing and several outbuildings have also been lost
      • The Disaster Response Hotline has been opened to receive calls for assistance and can be reached at 1800 032 965.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:24 AM on 7 February 2020.
    • Currently there has been 4200 hectares burnt.
    • The perimeter of the fire is 47 kilometres long. .
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • The Shires of Katanning and Woodanilling are managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


    END

    Structure Fire Advice for St James in Perth Metropolitan

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    Category: Other Alert Summary: Structure Fire Advice for St James in the City of Canning Content:

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


    Time of issue: 01:53 PM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020

    Structure Fire Advice for St James in the City of Canning

    ALERT LEVEL
    A Structure Fire Advice is current for people in St James in the City of Canning .


    Homes in the vicinity of Pitt Street in St James will be impacted by smoke.


    A house is on fire and there is alot of smoke in the area.

     

    WHAT TO DO:

    • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
    • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
    • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

    DETAILS:

    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Some roads may be closed. 

    • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.
    • Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or the City of Canning. 

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

    Hazmat General Warning for St James in the City of Canning

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    Category: Hazmat Alert Summary: Structure Fire in St James in the City of Canning Content:

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


    Time of issue: 01:17 PM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020

    Structure Fire in St James in the City of Canning.

    There is a structure fire on Pitt Street near the intersection of Chapman Road in the Canning

    A house is on fire and there is alot of smoke in the area.

    People in St James may be impacted by smoke.

    WHAT TO DO:

    • As a precautionary measure, people in the area should remain inside, out of the smoke or fumes, with doors and windows closed. Air conditioners should also be switched off.
    • People should stay away from the area. If you are already in the area take advice from emergency services personnel.
    • People with medical concerns should contact their local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
    Some roads may be closed.

    • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel.
    • Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City/Shire of (Name).

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene.


    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 issued if further information becomes available.


    END

    Flood - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

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    Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for minor flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne districts Content:

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

    Please note changes under Flood Details section


    Time of issue: 11:33 AM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020

    Take action now for minor flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne districts.
    People in Gascoyne and Murchison River catchments need to take action now as minor flooding is expected today


    Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly.

    WHAT TO DO:
    DFES advises you to:

    • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.
    • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
    • Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.
    • Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.
    • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
    • Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
    • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
    • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
    IF DRIVING:
    • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
    • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
    • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
    • If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

     



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

    FLOOD DETAILS:


    As at 16/02/2020 10:00:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises significant flooding is occurring on properties in the Eastern Gascoyne on the Lyons and Gascoyne rivers upstream of Gascoyne Junction. Flood waters are making their way downstream west towards Gascoyne Junction before they will finally reach Carnarvon. Peak flood waters are expected in Carnavon within the next seven days.Extensive areas of flooding may adversely affect road conditions. Roads may become impassable communities and homesteads may become isolated.Flooding is expected to continue in the middle and upper Murchison River catchment during Sunday and into this week.Heavy rainfall from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien was recorded over the far eastern Murchison catchment. This rainfall has caused stream level rises and areas of flooding.No significant rainfall was observed in the Murchison River catchment in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday.


    Lyons River:

    The Lyons River is currently above the minor flood level (1.5m)

    Gascoyne River to Jimba:
    Minor flooding is likely along the Gascoyne River to Jimba.

    The Gascoyne River at Jimba is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.

    Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba:
    Minor flooding may occur along the Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba.

    The Gascoyne River at Fishy Pool may exceed the minor flood level, 4.50 metres, during Sunday.


    Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au.
    For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • For SES assistance call 132 500.
      • In a life threatening situation call 000.
      • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood.


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

    Flood - Take Care for Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands

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    Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands districts. Content:

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

    Please note changes to Flood Details and Road Closures


    Time of issue: 11:14 AM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020

    Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Pilbara, Goldfields-Midlands districts.
    People in the Ashburton River catchment should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.
    The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Warning has been cancelled for the Ashburton River catchment.
    WHAT TO DO:
    DFES advises you to

    • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to act.
    • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
    • Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
    • With water moving quickly people need to take care near rivers and streams, this includes when swimming or kayaking.
    IF DRIVING:
    • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
    • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current. Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.

    ROAD CLOSURES:

    Roads have been closed including:

    • Nanutarra Munjina Road in both directions from Paraburdoo-Tom Price Road to Hamersley Road

    The following roads have been opened with extreme caution as there is debris and possible water over the road:

    • Karratha Tom Price Road from Python Pool Intersection to Tom Price Railway Road (Road Open to high clearance 4WD's and trucks only)
    • Paraburdoo Tom Price Road in both directions from Nanutarra Munjina Road to Tom Price.
    • Bingarn Road from Tom Price to Nanutarra Munjina Road.
    • Nanutarra Munjina Road in both directions from Hamersley Road to Auski Roadhouse.
    • Karratha Tom Price Road from North West Coastal Highway to Python Pool intersection.
    • North West Coastal Highway from Fortescue Roadhouse to Onslow Road.
    • North West Coastal Highway in both directions from Great Northern Highway Intersection Onslow Road.
    • Dampier Road from Madigan to Dampier.


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

    SCHOOLS:

    The Department of Education has advised the following schools will re-open :

    Monday

    • Karratha Primary School
    • Karratha Senior High School
    • Tambrey Primary School

    Tuesday

    • Baynton West Primary School

    The Department of Education has advised the following schools will remain closed for the rest of the week: 

    • Dampier Primary School
    • Millars Well Primary School
    • Pegs Creek Primary School
    • Roebourne District High School
    • Wickham Primary School

    For more information contact your school directly or visit www.education.wa.edu.au 

    PARK CLOSURES:
    The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised park closures for people in or near: 

    • Millstream Chichester National Park 
    • Karijini National Park 

    FLOOD DETAILS:


    As at 16/02/2020 10:03:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises Flooding has now subsided in the Ashburton River catchment.Heavy rainfall from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Damien fell over areas of the Ashburton river catchment. Thisrainfall resulted in significant water level rises and areas of flooding in the Ashburton River catchment.While river levels have gone down, areas of local flooding and adverse road conditions may persist.


    Ashburton River:  

    No further flooding is expected in the Ashburton River.

    The Ashburton River at Nanutarra is currently at 3.69 metres and steady. A below minor peak is expected in
    the Ashburton River at Nanutarra late Sunday evening.


    Flood Safety Advice:
    DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate
    equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be
    adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth
    and velocity.

     


    Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au.
    For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

    WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

    • DFES is monitoring the situation.
    • IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

      • For SES assistance call 132 500.
      • In a life threatening situation call 000.
      • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood.


      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 people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING 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: 10:47 AM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in or near the townsite of Katanning including an area bounded by Robinson Road, Cornwall Road, Onslow Road, Maracoonda Road, Hutton Road, Kojonup-Katanning Road, Warren Road, Withers Road, Kelly Road and Robinson Road in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING.

    • 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.

    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.
    • Livestock may be across the road due to damaged fencing.

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The following roads have been reopened: 

    • Trimmer Road between Climie Road and Great Southern Highway
    • Climie Road 

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

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

    PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD :

    The Shire of Katanning has extended the Prohibited Burning Period from 14 February 2020 to 28 February 2020. No burning is to be conducted during this period. 


     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
      • Firefighters have saved an estimated 203 buildings in the area, including 43 homes
      • One house has been lost and two houses have sustained damage.
      • Rural fencing and several outbuildings have also been lost
      • The Disaster Response Hotline has been opened to receive calls for assistance and can be reached at 1800 032 965.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 11:24 AM on 7 February 2020.
    • Currently there has been 4200 hectares burnt.
    • The perimeter of the fire is 47 kilometres long. .
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • The Shires of Katanning and Woodanilling are 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 the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN

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    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN Content:

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

    Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing and Road Closures sections


    Time of issue: 10:30 AM
    Date of issue: 16 February 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by South Coast Highway to the south, Newdegate-Ravensthorpe Road to the west, Hyden-Lake King Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road to the east and Dunbar Road, Emu Fence Road, Cramphorne Road to the north in parts of VARLEY, LAKE TAY MINE SITES, HOLT ROCK, JERDACUTTUP, FORRESTANIA, HOPETOUN, HATTER HILL, LAKE CAMM, RAVENSTHORPE, MOUNT MADDEN, LAKE KING, MUNGLINUP and the western parts of FRANK HANN NATIONAL PARK, in or near the eastern parts of NAREMBEEN, including the communities of MOUNT WALKER, CRAMPHORNE, WOOLOCUTTY, MARVEL LOCH, HOLLETON, SOUTH BODALLIN, SKELETON ROCK, DULYALBIN, PARKER RANGE, SOUTH YILGARN, MOUNT HAMPTON, and MOUNT HOLLAND, HOLLETON, SKELETON ROCK, HYDEN in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, NAREMBEEN, LAKE GRACE, RAVENSTHORPE AND YILGARN.

    • 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.

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

      Roads are no longer closed.

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

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


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 6 February 2020.
      • Currently there has been 264,000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is lightning.
      • Shire of Kondinin 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 HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

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      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

      Alert Level has been downgraded to an Advice. Please note changes under Alert Level, What Firefighters Are Doing, Fire Behaviour and Road Closures sections


      Time of issue: 09:07 AM
      Date of issue: 16 February 2020


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by Dunns Swamp Road and Dotterel Road in the south, Tamarine Road and Jerdacuttup River in the east, Elverdton Road in the north and Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

      • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now contained.
      • 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:

        • The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction.
        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

        Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
        Roads perviosuly closed will be reopenned at 9am today.

        • Road Eleven, which is a dirt track is closed.

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe 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 northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 06:46 AM
        Date of issue: 16 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 04:47 AM
        Date of issue: 16 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 12:55 AM
        Date of issue: 16 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 30 Parks and Wildlife Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE 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: 10:59 PM
        Date of issue: 15 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

        There is no change to the previous alert


        Time of issue: 09:19 PM
        Date of issue: 15 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

        Please note changes throughout, including the extension of the Watch and Act Area to the north and road closures


        Time of issue: 07:29 PM
        Date of issue: 15 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and RAVENSTHORPE in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerdacuttup River in the east to Elverdton Road in the north to John Forrest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of HOPETOUN in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springdale Road and John Forrest Road in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 slowly in a south westerly direction.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        SAFEST ROUTE:
        People south of Jerdacuttup Road wishing to evacuate should head south towards Hopetoun .


        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:

        Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe Road is closed at the following intersections:

        • South Coast Highway at the Roundabout
        • Springdale Road
        • Jerdacuttup Road 
        • Elverdton Road

         

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.
        • 40 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


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


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for northern parts of Hopetoun in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and Ravensthorpe in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE Content:

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

        Please note changes throughout


        Time of issue: 05:01 PM
        Date of issue: 15 February 2020


        Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of HOPETOUN and Ravensthorpe in SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people in an area bounded by Buegge Road through to Jones Road in the south, to Jerrdacuttup River in the east to Horner Road in the north to John Forest Road to the west, including the estate of Blue Vista in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.
        • The fire started near the intersection of LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        WHAT TO DO:

        • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
        • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
        • If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.
        • At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
        • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


        Bushfire ADVICE for northern parts of Hopetoun in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people an area bounded by Buegge Road, Jerdacuttup River, Springvale Road and John Forrest Road in the SHIRE OF RAVENSTHORPE.

        • 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 LAURINA RD and HOPETOUN-RAVENSTHORPE RD in HOPETOUN.

        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 southerly direction at 200 metres per hour.
        • It is out of control and unpredictable.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        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 03:05 PM on 15 February 2020.
        • The cause of the fire is accidental.
        • Shire of Ravensthorpe is managing the fire.


        KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


        END

        Bushfire Advice for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN

        EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

        Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN 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 PM
        Date of issue: 15 February 2020


        Bushfire ADVICE for parts of the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, LAKE GRACE, NAREMBEEN AND YILGARN

        ALERT LEVEL:

        A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by South Coast Highway to the south, Newdegate-Ravensthorpe Road to the west, Hyden-Lake King Road and Marvel Loch-Forrestania Road to the east and Dunbar Road, Emu Fence Road, Cramphorne Road to the north in parts of VARLEY, LAKE TAY MINE SITES, HOLT ROCK, JERDACUTTUP, FORRESTANIA, HOPETOUN, HATTER HILL, LAKE CAMM, RAVENSTHORPE, MOUNT MADDEN, LAKE KING, MUNGLINUP and the western parts of FRANK HANN NATIONAL PARK, in or near the eastern parts of NAREMBEEN, including the communities of MOUNT WALKER, CRAMPHORNE, WOOLOCUTTY, MARVEL LOCH, HOLLETON, SOUTH BODALLIN, SKELETON ROCK, DULYALBIN, PARKER RANGE, SOUTH YILGARN, MOUNT HAMPTON, and MOUNT HOLLAND, HOLLETON, SKELETON ROCK, HYDEN in the SHIRES OF DUNDAS, KULIN, KONDININ, NAREMBEEN, LAKE GRACE, RAVENSTHORPE AND YILGARN.

        • 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.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          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:

          • Holland Track and all other tracks in the vicinity
          • King Ingram Road 

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

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


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and patrolling the area.
          • Approximately 10 Emergency services volunteers and farmer response firefighters are attending.
          • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife personnel and representatives from the Shires of Kondinin, Lake Grace and Narembeen are also in attendance. 


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • The fire was reported at 12:37 PM on 6 February 2020.
          • Currently there has been 264,000 hectares burnt.
          • The cause of the fire is lightning.
          • Shire of Kondinin is managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


          END

          Flood - Take Action Now for Midwest-Gascoyne

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

          Category: Flood Alert Summary: Take action now for minor flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne districts. Content:

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

          Please note changes under Flood Details section


          Time of issue: 03:29 PM
          Date of issue: 15 February 2020

          Take action now for minor flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne districts.
          People in Gascoyne River Catchment need to take action now as minor flooding is expected today


          Water will be fast flowing and levels will rise quickly.

          WHAT TO DO:
          DFES advises you to:

          • Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate.
          • Pack a relocation kit together with your emergency kit.
          • Relocate equipment and livestock so they do not get caught in floodwaters.
          • Prepare pet food or stockfeed in case you cannot return home for a few days.
          • Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters as they are dangerous.
          • Do not go near storm drains and pipes, ditches and ravines, as they are dangerous.
          • Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
          • If you are a traveller do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
          IF DRIVING:
          • Floodways and river levels may rise rapidly so be careful at crossings.
          • Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
          • Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
          • If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately and seek shelter above floodwater.

          ROAD CLOSURES:

          Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.

           



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

          FLOOD DETAILS:


          As at 15/02/2020 10:32:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises significant flooding is occurring on properties in the Eastern Gascoyne on the Lyons and Gascoyne rivers upstream of Gascoyne Junction. Flood waters are making their way downstream west towards Gascoyne Junction before they will finally reach Carnarvon. Peak flood waters are expected in Carnavon within the next seven days.Extensive areas of flooding may adversely affect road conditions. Roads may become impassable communities and homesteads may become isolated.No significant rainfall has been observed in the Gascoyne Catchment for the past 48 hours. Showers and thunderstorms are likely through parts of the Gascoyne region during Saturday.


          Lyons River:

          Flooding is now occurring in the Lyons River. 

          Gascoyne River to Jimba:
          Flooding may occur along the Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba.

          The Gascoyne River at Jimba is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Sunday.

          Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba:
          Flooding may occur along the Gascoyne River downstream of Jimba.

          The Gascoyne River at Fishy Pool may exceed the minor flood level, 4.50 metres, during Sunday.


          Current river levels are available from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au.
          For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

          WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:

          • DFES is monitoring the situation.
          • IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

            • For SES assistance call 132 500.
            • In a life threatening situation call 000.
            • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood.


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

          Bushfire Advice for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING

          EmergencyWA Alerts & Warnings -

          Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING Content:

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

          There is no change to the previous alert. Please note the Shire of Katanning have imposed a harvest and vehicle movement ban from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 15 February 2020.


          Time of issue: 03:02 PM
          Date of issue: 15 February 2020


          Bushfire ADVICE for people in or near the townsites of KATANNING, PINWERNYING, WOODANILLING and MOOJEBING in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING

          ALERT LEVEL:

          A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in or near the townsite of Katanning including an area bounded by Robinson Road, Cornwall Road, Onslow Road, Maracoonda Road, Hutton Road, Kojonup-Katanning Road, Warren Road, Withers Road, Kelly Road and Robinson Road in the SHIRES OF KATANNING and WOODANILLING.

          • 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.

          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.
          • Livestock may be across the road due to damaged fencing.

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


          ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

          The following roads have been reopened: 

          • Trimmer Road between Climie Road and Great Southern Highway
          • Climie Road 

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

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

          PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD AND HARVEST AND VEHICLE MOVEMENT BAN:

          The Shire of Katanning has extended the Prohibited Burning Period from 14 February 2020 to 28 February 2020. No burning is to be conducted during this period. 


          The Shire of Katanning have imposed a harvest and vehicle movement ban from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 15 February 2020.


          WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

          • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.
          • firefighters are attending.
          • Firefighters have saved an estimated 203 buildings in the area, including 43 homes.
          • Shires of Katanning and Woodanilling are also in attendance.

            The Disaster Response Hotline has been opened to receive calls for assistance and can be reached at 1800 032 965.


          EXTRA INFORMATION:

          • One house has been lost and two houses have sustained damage. Rural fencing and several outbuildings have also been lost.
          • The fire was reported at 11:24 AM on 7 February 2020.
          • Currently there has been 4200 hectares burnt.
          • The perimeter of the fire is 47 kilometres long. .
          • The cause of the fire is unknown.
          • The Shires of Katanning and Woodanilling are managing the fire.


          KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


          END

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