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Bushfire Advice for areas east of Pneumonia Road and north west of Scott Road in LAKE JASPER in SHIRE OF NANNUP

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for areas east of Pneumonia Road and north west of Scott Road in LAKE JASPER 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

Please note changes under road closure section


Time of issue: 03:19 PM
Date of issue: 24 January 2021


Bushfire ADVICE for areas east of Pneumonia Road and north west of Scott Road in LAKE JASPER in SHIRE OF NANNUP

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of Pneumonia Road and north west of Scott Road in LAKE JASPER in SHIRE OF NANNUP.

  • 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 Donnelly River, east of Pneumonia Road.

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.

There is smoke and winds are pushing smoke to areas around Nannup, Bridgetown and Manjimup and over Vasse Highway north of Karri Valley Resort.  


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Some roads may be closed. 
Scott Road and Cleave Road have now reopened.

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.

PARK ACCESS:

Access to Lake Jasper available  from the west via Blackpoint Road, Woodarburrup Road and Wapet Track and from the east via Scott Road.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, patrolling the area and mopping up.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 12:19 PM on 20 January 2021.
  • Currently there has been 992 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: 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

Posted 14 hours ago

Bushfire Advice for parts of ANKETELL, OAKFORD, OLDBURY and CASUARINA in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and the CITY OF KWINANA

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ANKETELL, OAKFORD, OLDBURY and CASUARINA in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and the CITY OF KWINANA
Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing section


Time of issue: 03:13 PM
Date of issue: 24 January 2021


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of ANKETELL, OAKFORD, OLDBURY and CASUARINA in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and the CITY OF KWINANA

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by Anketell Road, Kwinana Freeway, Mortimer Road, King Road and Thomas Road in parts of ANKETELL, OAKFORD, OLDBURY and CASUARINA in the SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE and the CITY OF KWINANA.

  • 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 MODONG NATURE RESERVE on King Road.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.
  • Anyone walking through the area needs to stay alert as there may be pockets of underground peat material still smouldering. This may not be visible above ground.

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:

Thomas Road is open. Speed restrictions are in place within the incident area and motorists are advised to follow the direction of Variable Message Signs 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 Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale or the City of Kwinana. 

RECOVERY INFORMATION:

Local governments are assisting affected residents. Please see the Recovery page on Emergency WA at https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/emergencywa/recovery.html for details on who can help after the fire.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and monitoring the situation.
  • Firefighters have saved a number of residential and commercial premises.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:13 AM on 16 January 2021.
  • Currently there has been 308 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.
  • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is managing the fire with support from the City of Kwinana.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: 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 15 hours ago

Bushfire All Clear for northern part of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN
Content:

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

This alert is now an ALL CLEAR as the fire has been extinguished.


Time of issue: 03:07 PM
Date of issue: 24 January 2021


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for northern part of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in the vicinity of Rockingham Road between Russell Road and Wattleup Road in the northern part of WATTLEUP in CITY OF COCKBURN.

  • 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 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.

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 OF COCKBURN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the area for the rest of the day and night.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:09 AM on 24 January 2021.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: 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 15 hours ago

Bushfire All Clear for parts of COOKERNUP in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of COOKERNUP in the SHIRE OF HARVEY
Content:

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


Time of issue: 02:54 PM
Date of issue: 24 January 2021


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of COOKERNUP in the SHIRE OF HARVEY

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people on or near Warrawarrup Road, McCarthy Road and Rodway Road including the rail reserve in parts of COOKERNUP in SHIRE OF HARVEY.

  • The bushfire that was burning in parts of Cookernup has been extinguished.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the day.
  • 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:

Warrawarrup Road has reopened.

 

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 HARVEY.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 10:30 AM on 23 January 2021.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • The Shire of Harvey is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: 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 15 hours ago

Flood - Take Care for Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara

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

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

Please note flooding is no longer expected in the Interior Districts


Time of issue: 11:24 AM
Date of issue: 24 January 2021

Take care after rising water levels in rivers and streams in parts of the Goldfields-Midlands, Pilbara districts.
People in De Grey, Salt Lakes District and Warburton District Rivers and the Western Desert should take care after rising water levels in local rivers and streams.
The Bureau of Meteorology advises the Flood Watch has been cancelled for De Grey, Salt Lakes District and Warburton District Rivers and the Western Desert.
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:

  • Gibb River Road from Mount Barnett to Pentecost River.

Roads open with conditions:

  • Gibb River Road from Derby to Mount Barnett - open with caution to vehicles under 7 tonne.
  • Gibb River Rd from Pentecost River to Great Northern Highway - open to 4-wheel-drives only.
  • Broome-Cape Leveque Road from Broome Highway to Cape Leveque - Open to Vehicles under 11 tonne. Vehicles in excess of 11 tonne to contact Shire of Broome on (08) 9191 3456. Exercise Extreme Caution.


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 Government Authority.

FLOOD DETAILS:


As at 24/01/2021 10:52:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises the tropical low which brought areas of heavy rain to the eastern Pilbara and Interior Districts is weakening as it contracts southeast through the Interior.The low is expected to move into South Australia by late Sunday.Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the east of the Interior, little or no rain forecast elsewhere.The rainfall associated with the low may have adversely impacted on secondary roads and some sections maybe impassable.


River levels are easing in the Upper De Grey catchment on the Oakover River around Ripon Hills and will likely fall below the minor level during Sunday.


Current river levels are available from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation website
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 emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: 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 18 hours ago
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Total Fire Bans WA

Total Fire Ban advice for 7 December 2020

Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:27 PM
Date of issue: 06 December 2020

Total Fire Ban affecting Midwest Gascoyne, for 7 December 2020

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for 7 December 2020 for the local government districts listed below:

Midwest Gascoyne Region:

  • Carnarvon - All Day
  • Chapman Valley - All Day
  • Greater Geraldton - All Day
  • Northampton - All Day
  • Shark Bay - 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.

Posted about 1 month ago
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