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Bushfire All Clear for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME
Content:

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


Time of issue: 10:51 AM
Date of issue: 19 September 2020


Bushfire ALL CLEAR for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained and under control.


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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF BROOME.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are monitoring the situation.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.
  • Currently there has been 38 hectares burnt.
  • 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.
 



No further updates will be issued.


END

Posted 2 hours ago

Bushfire Advice for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME
Content:

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

Please note changes under What Firefighters Are Doing


Time of issue: 03:22 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 FAIRWAY DR and BUCKLEYS RD in BILINGURR.

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.

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF BROOME.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are patrolling the area and mopping up.
  • 30 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters are attending.
  • State Emergency Service volunteers are also in attendance.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.
  • 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 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 21 hours ago

Bushfire Advice for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME
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


Time of issue: 02:48 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 FAIRWAY DR and BUCKLEYS RD in BILINGURR.

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.

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF BROOME.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

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


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.
  • 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 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 22 hours ago

Bushfire Advice for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

Category: Bushfire
Alert Summary: Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR 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: 01:48 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020


Bushfire ADVICE for parts of BILINGURR in SHIRE OF BROOME

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people in an area bounded by McGuigan Road, Cape Leveque Road and Broome Road in BILINGURR in the SHIRE OF BROOME.

  • 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 FAIRWAY DR and BUCKLEYS RD in BILINGURR.

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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:
Some roads may be closed.

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

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 11:46 AM on 18 September 2020.


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 23 hours ago

Smoke Alert Advice for Two Rocks to Wanneroo and surrounding suburbs in Metro North Coastal

Category: Other
Alert Summary: Smoke Alert for Two Rocks to Wanneroo and surrounding suburbs in the City of Wanneroo
Content:

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


Time of issue: 01:48 PM
Date of issue: 18 September 2020

Smoke Alert for Two Rocks to Wanneroo and surrounding suburbs in the City of Wanneroo

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for Two Rocks to Wanneroo and surrounding suburbs in the City of Wanneroo

The smoke is result of a prescribed burn being carried out today by Parks and Wildlife Service. The smoke is expected to clear by 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

Posted 23 hours ago
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Total Fire Ban advice for 9 August 2020

Content:

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


Time of issue: 04:44 PM
Date of issue: 08 August 2020

Total Fire Ban affecting Midwest Gascoyne, for 9 August 2020

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for 9 August 2020 for the local government districts listed below:

Midwest Gascoyne Region:

  • Carnarvon - All Day
  • Cue - All Day
  • Meekatharra - All Day
  • Mount Magnet - All Day
  • Murchison - All Day
  • Sandstone - All Day
  • Shark Bay - All Day
  • Upper Gascoyne - All Day
  • Wiluna - All Day
  • Yalgoo - 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

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