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Bushfire Advice for southern parts of MUCKENBURRA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MUCKENBURRA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 05:02 PM
Date of issue: 21 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for southern parts of MUCKENBURRA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people on or near Tangletoe Road and Eldorado Road in southern parts of MUCKENBURRA in the SHIRE OF GINGIN.

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

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Gingin.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:05 PM on 21 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been approximately three hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • The Shire of Gingin 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 listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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: 04:05 PM
Date of issue: 21 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

  • 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.
  • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained and under control.
  • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people may be impacted by significant smoke due to remaining fire activity.


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 by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for Beagle Bay community in DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for Beagle Bay community in DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME Content:

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

This is a new alert


Time of issue: 03:09 PM
Date of issue: 21 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for Beagle Bay community in DAMPIER PENINSULA in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in or near the Beagle Bay community in DAMPIER PENINSULA in 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 BEAGLE BAY COMMUNITY in DAMPIER PENINSULA.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.


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.
  • Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are attending.
  • Shire of Broome and ranger groups are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:52 PM on 21 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been approximately 10 hectares burnt.
  • DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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 Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 11:20 AM
Date of issue: 21 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

  • 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.
  • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained and under control.
  • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people may be impacted by significant smoke due to remaining fire activity.


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 by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:11 PM
Date of issue: 20 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

  • 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.
  • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained and under control.
  • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people may be impacted by significant smoke due to remaining fire activity.


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 by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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: 11:08 AM
Date of issue: 20 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

  • 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.
  • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
WHAT TO DO:
  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

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

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • It is contained and under control.
  • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

The following roads are now open: 

  • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
  • Woottating Road
  • Chinganning Road 

The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

  • Horton Road
  • Carter Road 

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

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

POWER:
  • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
  • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.
  • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


END

Bushfire All Clear for western part of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

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

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

Please note changes under Alert Level and throughout


Time of issue: 08:46 AM
Date of issue: 20 May 2019


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western part of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the northern part of Teatree Road near the intersection of Mooliabeenee Road, in the western part of BINDOON in the SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • 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 slowly and with caution in the area.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Chittering.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:56 AM on 19 May 2019.
  • Currently there has been approximately five hectares burnt.
  • The Shire of Chittering 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 listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.


END

Smoke Alert Advice for A Smoke Alert has been issued for the western part of Forrestdale in the City of Armadale in Perth Metropolitan

Category: Other Alert Summary: A Smoke Alert has been issued for the western part of Forrestdale in the City of Armadale Content:

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

This is a new alert

Time of issue: 04:27 PM
Date of issue: 19 May 2019

A Smoke Alert has been issued for the western part of Forrestdale in the City of Armadale

A Smoke Alert has been issued for people in or near Taylors Road and Gibbs Road and surrounding areas in the City of Armadale. The smoke is the result of a bushfire activities in the area. The smoke is expected to clear later today.

WHAT TO DO:

  • 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.

ROAD CLOSURES:
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.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, follow DFES on Twitter (www.twitter.com/dfes_wa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/dfeswa), call 13 DFES (13 3337), listen to ABC Local Radio or news bulletins.
The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.

END

Bushfire Advice for western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING 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 sections


Time of issue: 03:52 PM
Date of issue: 19 May 2019


Bushfire ADVICE for western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Teatree Road near the intersection of Mooliabeenee Road in the western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

  • 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 Teatree Road and Mooliabeenee Road in the western part of BINDOON.
WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained and under control.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    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 CHITTERING.


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 10:56 AM on 19 May 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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: 03:45 PM
    Date of issue: 19 May 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

    • 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.
    • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
    WHAT TO DO:
    • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
    • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
    • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
    • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
    • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is stationary.
    • It is contained and under control.
    • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    The following roads are now open: 

    • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
    • Woottating Road
    • Chinganning Road 

    The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

    • Horton Road
    • Carter Road 

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

    POWER:
    • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
    • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
    • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
    • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

    KEEP UP TO DATE:

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
    The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


    END

    Bushfire Advice for western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING Content:

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

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 12:44 PM
    Date of issue: 19 May 2019


    Bushfire ADVICE for western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Teatree Road near the intersection of Mooliabeenee Road in the western part of BINDOON in SHIRE OF CHITTERING.

    • 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 Teatree Road and Mooliabeenee Road in the western part of BINDOON.
    • The fire is burning on both sides of Teatree 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:


      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 CHITTERING.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • 25 Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:56 AM on 19 May 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, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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: 10:04 AM
      Date of issue: 19 May 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

      • 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.
      • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
      • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
      • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.
      • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads are now open: 

      • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
      • Woottating Road
      • Chinganning Road 

      The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

      • Horton Road
      • Carter Road 

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

      POWER:
      • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
      • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
      • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Smoke Alert Advice for northern suburbs and surrounds in Metro North Coastal

      Category: Other Alert Summary: northern suburbs and surrounds in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin Content:

      The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
      Time of issue: 06:09 PM
      Date of issue: 18 May 2019

      Smoke Alert for northern suburbs and surrounds in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin

      The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Two Rocks, Yanchep, Breakwater Estate, Wilbinga, Wanneroo, Lexia, Jandabup, Melaleuca, Gnangara, Pearsall and Hocking.

      The smoke is due to Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns combined with smoke from private property burns. It is expected to clear tomorrow morning.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
      • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
      • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
      • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:
      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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: 03:52 PM
      Date of issue: 18 May 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

      • 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.
      • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
      • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
      • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.
      • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads are now open: 

      • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
      • Woottating Road
      • Chinganning Road 

      The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

      • Horton Road
      • Carter Road 

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

      POWER:
      • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
      • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
      • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Smoke Alert Advice for Two Rocks, Yanchep, Breakwater Estate, Wilbinga and surrounds in Metro North Coastal

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Two Rocks, Yanchep, Breakwater Estate, Wilbinga and surrounds in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin Content:

      The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
      Time of issue: 12:45 PM
      Date of issue: 18 May 2019

      Smoke Alert for Two Rocks, Yanchep, Breakwater Estate, Wilbinga and surrounds in the City of Wanneroo and Shire of Gingin

      The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Two Rocks, Yanchep, Breakwater Estate, Wilbinga and surrounds in the City of Wanneroo.

      The smoke may be particularly thick near the intersection of Breakwater Drive and Indian Ocean Drive. The smoke is due to a Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burn being carried out 6km east of Two Rocks, combined with smoke from private property burns. It is expected to clear overnight.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
      • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
      • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
      • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:
      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING Content:

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

      Please note update to smoke messages under the Alert section


      Time of issue: 09:42 AM
      Date of issue: 18 May 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

      • 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.
      • There is significant smoke across the Wooroloo townsite and prison, Acaia prison, Lakes Roadhouse and El Caballo Roadhouse.
      WHAT TO DO:
      • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
      • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
      • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
      • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
      • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.
      • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads are now open: 

      • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
      • Woottating Road
      • Chinganning Road 

      The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

      • Horton Road
      • Carter Road 

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

      POWER:
      • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
      • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
      • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING Content:

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

      There is no change to the previous alert


      Time of issue: 07:37 PM
      Date of issue: 17 May 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.
      • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads are now open: 

      • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
      • Woottating Road
      • Chinganning Road 

      The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

      • Horton Road
      • Carter Road 

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

      POWER:
      • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
      • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
      • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

      Smoke Alert Advice for Mariginiup, Banksia Grove and surrounds in Metro North Coastal, Metro North East

      Category: Other Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Mariginiup, Banksia Grove and surrounds in the northern suburbs of Perth Content:

      The following information has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
      Time of issue: 12:23 PM
      Date of issue: 17 May 2019

      Smoke Alert for Mariginiup, Banksia Grove and surrounds in the northern suburbs of Perth

      The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Mariginiup, Banksia Grove and surrounds including Neaves Road, Meadowlands Drive and Old Yanchep Road in the northern suburbs of Perth.

      The smoke is the result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service in Gnangara State Forest. The smoke is expected to clear by midday tomorrow.

      WHAT TO DO:

      • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
      • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
      • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
      • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:
      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow us on Twitter or Facebook, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news updates.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING 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: 10:43 AM
      Date of issue: 17 May 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.
      • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads are now open: 

      • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
      • Woottating Road
      • Chinganning Road 

      The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

      • Horton Road
      • Carter Road 

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

      POWER:
      • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
      • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
      • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Bushfire Advice for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      Category: Bushfire Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING Content:

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

      Please note changes under Road Closures and Conditions


      Time of issue: 06:09 PM
      Date of issue: 16 May 2019


      Bushfire ADVICE for parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Great Eastern Highway, Inkpen Road and Great Southern Highway in parts of THE LAKES, COPLEY, WOOTTATING and WOOROLOO in the SHIRES OF NORTHAM and MUNDARING.

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

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • The bushfire is stationary.
      • It is contained and under control.
      • This means homes in the area are no longer under threat by fire however people are asked to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      The following roads are now open: 

      • Wariin Road between Great Eastern Highway and Great Southern Highway
      • Woottating Road
      • Chinganning Road 

      The following roads remain open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY:

      • Horton Road
      • Carter Road 

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

      Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Northam or the Shire of Mundaring.

      POWER:
      • Western Power has advised power has been restored to all customers with a physically safe connection in The Lakes and surrounding suburbs.
      • For more information visit www.westernpower.com.au


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
      • 15 Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.


      EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 01:08 PM on 15 May 2019.
      • Currently there has been 276 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
      • Shire of Northam is managing the fire.

      KEEP UP TO DATE:

      Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or listen to news bulletins.
      The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.


      END

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