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09:07 AM - Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 6km south east of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM: Read more...

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09:01 AM - Bushfire ADVICE for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP: Read more...

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Bushfire All Clear for 6km south east of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 6km south east of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM
Content:

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


Time of issue: 09:07 AM
Date of issue: 28 November 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for 6km south east of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people travelling along Cobb Road, 6km south east of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

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

WHAT TO DO:

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


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Roads have not been closed.

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:28 AM on 27 November 2020.
  • Currently there has been 8 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

No further updates will be issued.


END

Posted about 1 hour ago

Bushfire Advice for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP
Content:

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

There is no change to the previous alert


Time of issue: 09:01 AM
Date of issue: 28 November 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of Black Point, Black Point Track and Fouracres Road in the areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT in the SHIRE OF NANNUP.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of BLACK POINT RD and WOODARBURRUP RD in LAKE JASPER.

WHAT TO DO:

    If driving

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

    BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • It is contained but not controlled.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

    • Black Point Road
    • Woodarburrup Road 
    • White Point Road
    • Zig Zag Road
    • Wobbled Well 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 NANNUP.


    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 10:32 AM on 7 November 2020.
    • Currently there has been 2500 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


    END

    Posted about 1 hour ago

    Bushfire All Clear for western part of NEALE JUNCTION NATURE RESERVE in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    Category: Bushfire
    Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western part of NEALE JUNCTION NATURE RESERVE in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON
    Content:

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


    Time of issue: 08:54 AM
    Date of issue: 28 November 2020


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for western part of NEALE JUNCTION NATURE RESERVE in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people travelling along Connie Sue Highway and Anne Beadell Highway in western part of NEALE JUNCTION NATURE RESERVE in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON.

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

    WHAT TO DO:

    • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

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


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 02:29 PM on 21 November 2020.
    • Currently there has been 2000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

    No further updates will be issued.


    END

    Posted about 1 hour ago

    Bushfire Advice for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP

    Category: Bushfire
    Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP
    Content:

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

    There is no change to the previous alert


    Time of issue: 03:59 PM
    Date of issue: 27 November 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT, in SHIRE OF NANNUP

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of Black Point, Black Point Track and Fouracres Road in the areas west of LAKE JASPER, including BLACK POINT in the SHIRE OF NANNUP.

    • There is no threat to lives or homes.
    • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
    • The fire started near the intersection of BLACK POINT RD and WOODARBURRUP RD in LAKE JASPER.

    WHAT TO DO:

      If driving

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

      BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

      • It is contained but not controlled.


      ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

      • Black Point Road
      • Woodarburrup Road 
      • White Point Road
      • Zig Zag Road
      • Wobbled Well 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 NANNUP.


      WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

      • Firefighters are on the scene.
      • Multiple Parks and Wildlife Service, volunteer bushfire brigades and the Shire of Nannup 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 10:32 AM on 7 November 2020.
      • Currently there has been 2500 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
      • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
      • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


      KEEP UP TO DATE:

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

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

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


      END

      Posted 18 hours ago

      Bushfire Advice for 6km south east of the THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

      Category: Bushfire
      Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for 6km south east of the THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM
      Content:

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

      Please note changes throughout the alert


      Time of issue: 03:52 PM
      Date of issue: 27 November 2020


      Bushfire ADVICE for 6km south east of the THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM

      ALERT LEVEL:

      A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people travelling along Cobb Road, 6km south east of THE LAKES in SHIRE OF NORTHAM.

      • There is no threat to lives or homes.
      • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
      • The fire started near the intersection of FLYNN RD and GOODS RD in THE LAKES.

      WHAT TO DO:

        If driving

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

        BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

        • It is contained and under control.


        ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
        Some roads may be closed.

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

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


        WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

        • Firefighters are on the scene.


        EXTRA INFORMATION:

        • The fire was reported at 11:28 AM on 27 November 2020.
        • Currently there has been 8 hectares burnt.
        • The cause of the fire is unknown.


        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

        Posted 18 hours ago
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        Total Fire Ban advice for 28 September 2020

        Content:

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


        Time of issue: 04:25 PM
        Date of issue: 27 September 2020

        Total Fire Ban affecting Pilbara, Midwest Gascoyne, Goldfields Midlands, for 28 September 2020

        A Total Fire Ban has been declared for 28 September 2020 for the local government districts listed below:

        Pilbara Region:

        • East Pilbara - All Day
        • Port Hedland - All Day

        Midwest Gascoyne Region:

        • Wiluna - All Day

        Goldfields Midlands Region:

        • Laverton - All Day
        • Ngaanyatjarraku - All Day

        At these times you must not:

        • Light, maintain or use a fire in the open air
        • Carry out any activity that could start a fire

        This includes:

        • All open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed.
        • Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption.

        If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes.

        You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

        For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans

        If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line on 1800 709 355.

        Current Total Fire Bans are also available by visiting www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#totalfirebans

        END
        Media Contact: DFES Media and Corporate Communications on 9395 9543.

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