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Bushfire Advice for northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN
Content:

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

Please note changes under Bushfire Behaviour, What Firefighters Are Doing and Extra Information sections


Time of issue: 04:48 PM
Date of issue: 29 November 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of TINCURRIN ROAD NORTH and BROWN ROAD in the northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN.

  • 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 TINCURRIN RD and BROWN RD in TINCURRIN.

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 east north easterly direction.
  • It is controlled but not contained.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from south westerly to westerly at 12am.


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 WICKEPIN.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene, strengthening containment lines, actively fighting the fire, patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 03:15 PM on 29 November 2020.
  • Currently there has been 500 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is accidental.
  • Shire of Wickepin 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 4 hours 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: 03:54 PM
Date of issue: 29 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 4 hours ago

    Bushfire Advice for northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN

    Category: Bushfire
    Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN
    Content:

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

    This is a new alert


    Time of issue: 03:46 PM
    Date of issue: 29 November 2020


    Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN

    ALERT LEVEL:

    A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in the vicinity of TINCURRIN ROAD NORTH and BROWN ROAD in the northern part of TINCURRIN in SHIRE OF WICKEPIN.

    • 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 TINCURRIN RD and BROWN RD in TINCURRIN.

    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.


    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 WICKEPIN.


    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 03:15 PM on 29 November 2020.
    • 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 5 hours ago

    Bushfire All Clear for YEO LAKE NATURE RESERVE in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    Category: Bushfire
    Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for YEO LAKE 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: 10:16 AM
    Date of issue: 29 November 2020


    Bushfire ALL CLEAR for YEO LAKE NATURE RESERVE in the SHIRE OF LAVERTON

    ALERT LEVEL:

    An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people travelling along Anne Beadell Highway in YEO LAKE 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 and emergency services personnel working in the area.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

    Roads have not been closed.

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting 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 07:08 AM on 21 November 2020.
    • Currently there has been 10,600 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 10 hours 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: 10:13 AM
    Date of issue: 29 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 will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.


      END

      Posted 10 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.

      Posted 2 months ago
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