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Old Jan 26th 2015, 9:00 am   #1
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Same general area as the one a couple of weeks ago.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of Pinjar in the City of Wanneroo
Tuesday 27 January 2015 - 4:18 PM
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the western part of Pinjar in the City of Wanneroo.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has crossed Old Yanchep Road and homes are now under threat.
• Homes on Old Yanchep Road from Sintra Road to Wesco Road, and Perry Road between Sintra Road and Dayspogon Road, including Nisa Road, are under threat by fire now.
The fire started south of Wesco Road near Hopkins Road. It is burning in forest towards Old Yanchep Road.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving in a north easterly direction at 1 kilometre per hour.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.

WHAT TO DO:
For people on Nisa Road:

• It is too late to leave, leaving now would be deadly.
• You need to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• Go to a room away from the fire front and make sure you can easily escape.
• Choose a room with two exits and water such as a kitchen or laundry.
• You must shelter before the fire arrives, as the extreme heat will kill you well before the flames reach you.
• Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves and trousers, made from cotton or wool, and strong leather boots.
• If your home catches on fire and the conditions inside become unbearable, you need to get out and go to an area that has already been burnt.
• If you cannot shelter in your home, a safer place you can go to is a local open space, shed, swimming pool, dam or building where you may go to seek shelter from a bushfire. This will give you some protection from the effects of a bushfire. Take water, woollen blankets and wear protective clothing.

For people in other parts of the warning area:

• If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
• Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
• If your plan is to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you cannot leave, you need to get ready to shelter in your home and actively defend it.
• If you are not at home, it is too dangerous now to return.
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• A temporary evacuation centre has been established at the Gumblossom Community Centre, on Tapping Way in Quinns Rocks.

SAFEST ROUTE:
• It is safest to leave in a southerly direction.
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people to the north of the above warning areas in the City of Wanneroo, including Carabooda and Emerald Valley.
• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the southern and northernparts of Nowergup in the City of Wanneroo

Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.
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.
ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Old Yanchep Road between Cutler Road and Wattle Avenue
• Wesco Road between Gibbs Road and Old Yanchep Road
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• 120 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
• Firefighters are protecting houses in the area.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.20pm on Monday 26 January.
• More than 350 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Wanneroo is managing the fire.
• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.​
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From my side yard when I left for work at 5:40 this morning and again from my back yard at 5:40 this evening.
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From my side yard when I left for work at 5:40 this morning and again from my back yard at 5:40 this evening.
It's a nasty one Dorothy, the smoke is even making its presence felt here in Morley. Best of luck to the emergency services people, where would we be without them.
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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of Nowergup, Pinjar, Yanchep and Carabooda in the City of Wanneroo
Tuesday 27 January 2015 - 8:30 PM



A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the area bounded by Clover Road, Wanneroo Road, Wesco Road and Perry Road.

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire has slowed and reduced in intensity.
There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
The fire started south of Wesco Road near Hopkins Road. It is burning in the Pinjar pine plantation, and moving towards the eastern part ofYanchep.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in a northerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from southerly to easterly at 9pm.
This could push the fire west towards Wanneroo Road.

WHAT TO DO:

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.


SAFER PLACE:

Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
A temporary evacuation centre has been established at the Gumblossom Community Centre, on Tapping Way in Quinns Rocks.

SAFEST ROUTE:

It is safest to leave in a southerly direction.


ALERT LEVEL:


A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the southern part of Nowergup, south of Wesco Road to Wattle Avenue in the City of Wanneroo.

A bushfire ADVICE has also been issued for people west of Wanneroo Road to the coast, including Yanchep townsite, Yanchep National Park, Eglington and Alkimos.

Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.


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.

ROAD CLOSURES:

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

A number of roads have been closed including:

Old Yanchep Road between Wanneroo Road and Pederick Road
Wesco Road between Gibbs Road and Old Yanchep Road
Perry Road at Ziatas Road


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

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

120 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
Firefighters are protecting houses in the area.
Several homes on Nisa Road and Old Yanchep Road have been saved.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 2.20pm on Monday 26 January.
More than 600 hectares have been burnt.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
DFES is managing the fire.
Telephone text and voice messages have been issued.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.


Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.

Please note: The map below only provides a general indication of the location of the warning area.
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This was the most insane fire I've been to in 10 years. Or rather it provided me with the most insane situation to have found myself in, in 10 years!
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It's a nasty one Dorothy, the smoke is even making its presence felt here in Morley. Best of luck to the emergency services people, where would we be without them.
It does look nasty. We can smell it here.
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I was thinking of you being out there. It must be horrendous in this heat in all that equipment on.
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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of Nowergup, Pinjar, Yanchep and Carabooda in the City of Wanneroo
Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 6:00 AM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the area bounded by Clover Road, Wanneroo Road, Wesco Road and Perry Road in the City of Wanneroo.

• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
• The fire started south of Wesco Road near Hopkins Road. It is burning in the Pinjar pine plantation, and moving towards the eastern part of Yanchep.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• There are pockets of active fire.
• The fire is out of control and unpredictable.
• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
• Firefighters are expecting north easterly winds at approximately 7am, this could push the fire in a south westerly direction towards Wanneroo Road.


WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• There is ember attack ahead of the fire, so close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• Do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. If you have access to a water tank and plan to defend your home, start patrolling with your hose and put out spot fires.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

SAFER PLACE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.
• A temporary evacuation centre has been established at the Gumblossom Community Centre, on Tapping Way in Quinns Rocks.

SAFEST ROUTE:
• It is safest to leave in a southerly direction.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the southern part of Nowergup, south of Wesco Road to Wattle Avenue in the City of Wanneroo.

A bushfire ADVICE has also been issued for people west of Wanneroo Road to the coast, including Yanchep townsite, Yanchep National Park, Eglington and Alkimos.


Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.


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.

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

A number of roads have been closed including:
• Old Yanchep Road between Wanneroo Road and Pederick Road
• Old Yanchep Road between Wattle Avenue East and Cutler Road
• Wesco Road between Gibbs Road and Old Yanchep Road
• Perry Road at Ziatas Road
• Old Yanchep Road at Ziatas Road
• Wattle Ave between Dayrell Road and Old Yanchep Road

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


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• 80 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are mopping up and blacking out the fire, they are also strengthening containment lines with earth moving equipment.
• Several homes on Nisa Road and Old Yanchep Road have been saved.
• Aerial intel will conduct a reconnaissance flight to search for hotspots in the incident site at around 7.30am.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.20pm on Monday 26 January.
• More than 1300 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.


KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.

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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for parts of Nowergup, Pinjar, and Yanchep in the City of Wanneroo
Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 12:29 PM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the area bounded by Wanneroo Road, Old Yanchep Road, Wesco Road, Perry Road, and north to Clover Road, in the City of Wanneroo.

• There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is in the area and conditions are changing.
• You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
• The fire started south of Wesco Road near Hopkins Road. It is burning in the Pinjar pine plantation.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is currently contained but it is not under control.
• The fire is currently stationary, but there are pockets of active fire and a lot of hot spots within the fire ground.
• The fire remains unpredictable due to high temperatures and gusty winds in the area.
• Firefighters are currently experiencing south westerly winds, which means if the fire breaks containment lines it may move in a north easterly direction.
WHAT TO DO:
• If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
• If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

SAFER PLACE:
• Your safest option may be to visit family or friends who live away from the area.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in Carabooda, and the western and southern parts of Nowergup in the City of Wanneroo.

Although there is no immediate danger for people in these areas you need to be aware and keep up to date.

This advice is for people in an area bounded by Wanneroo Road, Old Yanchep Road, Hopkins Road, Wesco Road and south to Wattle Avenue.

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.

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.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ALL CLEAR has been issued for people west of Wanneroo Road to the coast, including Yanchep townsite, Yanchep National Park, Eglington and Alkimos.
The danger has passed for these areas, but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Old Yanchep Road between Cutler Road and Pederick Road.
• Wesco Road between Gibbs Road and Old Yanchep Road
• Perry Road at Ziatas Road
• Wattle Ave between Dayrell Road and Old Yanchep Road
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• 120 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines.
• Several homes on Nisa Road and Old Yanchep Road have been saved.
• Aerial support is assisting ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 2.20pm on Monday 26 January.
• More than 1500 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is unknown.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit DFES Alerts and Warnings, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, 6PR or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
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