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Old Jan 27th 2015, 11:52 am   #1
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of Wellard in the City of Kwinana and Baldivis in the City of Rockingham
Tuesday 27 January 2015 - 7:50 PM



A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people in parts of Wellard and Baldivis, bounded by Bertram Road, Kwinana Freeway, Mundijong Road, and Baldivis and Wellard Roads to the west, in the City of Kwinana and Rockingham.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
There are two fires in the area.
One fire started on the eastern side of Baldivis Road and south of Millar Road, it is burning on the northern side of Millar Road towards Johnson Road.
A second fire is burning between between Kerosene Lane and Millar Road, on the western side of Baldivis Road, it is burning towards Millar Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfires are moving fast in a north easterly direction.
They are out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 100 metres ahead of the fire. Flames are up to 10 metres high.


WHAT TO DO:

If the way is clear, leave now for a safer place.
Do not wait and see, leaving at the last minute is deadly.
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 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.


SAFER PLACE:

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


SAFEST ROUTE:

If you live in Wellard you should leave in a northern direction away from the fire.


ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the western part of Wellard, Leda, Parmelia and Bertram in the City of Kwinana.

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.

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:

The Kwinana Freeway Northbound between Safety Bay Road and Mortimer Road.
Millar Road
Johnson Road
Wellard Road


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Forty career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
Firefighters are protecting properties in a subdivision north of Millar Road.
Aerial support is assisting ground crews.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 4.02pm today and currently there has been approximately 100 hectares 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 hour unless the situation changes.

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Please note: The map below only provides a general indication of the location of the warning area.
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Old Jan 27th 2015, 12:50 pm   #2
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** BUSHFIRE WATCH AND ACT | WELLARD/BALDIVIS **
| DOWNGRADED FROM EMERGENCY WARNING |


Time of issue: 9.00pm
Date of issue: 27 January 2015

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern Leda and western Wellard in the City of Kwinana

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the eastern part of Leda and western part of Wellard, in an area bounded by Gilmore Avenue, Wellard Road, Millar Road and Mandurah Road in the City of Kwinana.

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as one of the two fires is now contained and under control. 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.
One fire started on the eastern side of Baldivis Road and south of Millar Road.
A second fire is burning between between Kerosene Lane and Millar Road, on the western side of Baldivis Road, it is burning towards Millar Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
One fire is now contained and under control, the second fire is moving slowly in a north westerly direction.
If you live in southern Leda burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.

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.

SAFEST ROUTE:

If you live in Leda or Wellard you should leave in a northern direction away from the fire.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Cooloongup, north eastern part of Leda, Parmelia, Bertram and eastern Wellard in the City of Kwinana, and Baldivis in the City of Rockingham.

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:

The Kwinana Freeway Northbound between Safety Bay Road and Mortimer Road
Millar Road
Johnson Road
Wellard 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:

Two hundred 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.
Aerial support cannot operate in the dark and have been released from the incident. If needed they will return at first light.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 4.02pm on Tuesday 27 January
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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Old Jan 27th 2015, 10:57 pm   #3
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Default Re: Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Wellard in the City of Kwinana and Baldivis

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern Leda and western Wellard in the City of Kwinana
Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 7:00 AM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the eastern part of Leda and western part of Wellard, in an area bounded by Gilmore Avenue, Wellard Road, Millar Road and Mandurah Road in the City of Kwinana.

• 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.
• One fire started on the eastern side of Baldivis Road and south of Millar Road.
• A second fire is started north of Kerosene Lane, on the western side of Baldivis Road and is now burning in Leda Nature Reserve.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
o There are two fires in the area.
o Fires are stationery, they are contained but not under control.
o High temperatures and strong winds are forecast later this morning, there is a risk that ember attacks could break containment lines.

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.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the northern part of Cooloongup, north eastern part of Leda, Parmelia, Bertram and eastern Wellard in the City of Kwinana, and Baldivis in the City of Rockingham.

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:
• Kulija/Mundijong Road between Baldivis Road and Dixon Road
• Johnson Road between Millar Road and Gemstone Parade
• Wellard Road between Silversmith Street and Millar Road (local residents can exit via Homestead Drive)
• Leda Boulevard at Wellard Road (local residents can exit via Homestead Drive)
• Baldivis Road between Millar Road and Kerosene Lane
• Kerosene Lane between Baldivis Road and Mandurah 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:
• One hundred career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines with earth moving machinery.
• Arborists are felling burnt trees to make the area safe.
• The Department of Parks and Wildlife are supporting the Incident Management Team.
• Aerial intel will conduct a reconnaissance flight to map hotspots this morning.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 4.02pm on Tuesday 27 January
• The cause of the fire is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• One fire has currently burnt 140 hectares between Baldivis Road and the Kwinana Freeway.
• The second fire has burnt 72 hectares near Kerosene Lane in Baldivis.
• 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 eastern Leda and western Wellard in the City of Kwinana
Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 1:03 PM
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in the eastern part of Leda and the western part of Wellard, in an area bounded by Gilmore Avenue, Wellard Road, Millar Road and Mandurah Road, in the City of Kwinana.


• 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• There are two fires in the area.
• One fire started on the eastern side of Baldivis Road and south of Miller Road.
• This fire is now contained and under control.


• A second fire started north of Kerosene Lane, on the western side of Baldivis Road. This fire is now burning in Leda Nature Reserve.
• This fire is are contained but not under control.
• The fires are currently stationary, but there are pockets of active fire and a lot of hot spots in the area.
• Firefighters are expecting hot conditions with gusty variable winds throughout the day.
• This means the fires may flare up and break and containment lines, threatening properties in the area.

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 remains for people in the north eastern part of Leda, the eastern part of Wellard, and the suburbs of Calista, Parmelia, Bertram, Cooloongup and Baldivis, in the City of Kwinana and City of Rockingham
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:
• Mundijong Road between Baldivis Road and Dixon Road
• Johnson Road between Millar Road and GemstoneParade
• Wellard Road between Cavendish Street and Millar Road
• Baldivis Road between Millar Road and Mundijong Road
• Kerosene Lane between Mandurah Road and Jennings Way
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:
• 100 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are working to strengthen containment lines.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 4.02pm on Tuesday 27 January.
• The cause of the fires is suspicious.
• 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.

Please see fire shape map attached below.
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Bushfire ADVICE for Leda, Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham
Thursday 29 January 2015 - 3:55 PM

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the Leda, Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham.
• There is no threat to lives or homes but 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The two separate fires in the area are now contained and under control.

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:
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Calista, Parmelia, Bertram, and Cooloongup.
• The danger has passed for people in 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.
Millar Road/Telephone Lane will remain closed between Wellard Road and St Albans Road.
All other roads are open.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Twelve volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up. Firefighters will remain on the scene overnight.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 4.02pm on Tuesday 27 January, and approximately 170 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fires is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Rockingham is managing the fire.

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

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Friday 30 January, 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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Bushfire ADVICE for Leda, Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham
Friday 30 January 2015 - 3:17 PM

A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the Leda, Wellard and Baldivis in the City of Kwinana and the City of Rockingham.

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is some 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.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The two separate fires are contained and under control.
• Firefighters are currently experiencing easterly winds which is creating smoke in the area.

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.
• Drive slowly and watch for hazards on the road including firefighting appliances and heavy machinery.

ROAD CLOSURES:
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.
Millar Road/Telephone Lane will remain closed between Wellard Road and St Albans Road.
All other roads are open.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Thirty volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and mopping up.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 4.02pm on Tuesday 27 January, and approximately 170 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fires is suspicious.
• People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
• The City of Rockingham is managing the fire.

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

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow, Saturday 31 January, unless the situation changes.
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