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Old Nov 13th 2015, 8:54 am   #1
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Bushfire ADVICE for north eastern part of Bullsbrook in the City of Swan
Friday 13 November 2015 - 3:50 PM


A bushfire ADVICE remains for people in the north eastern part of Bullsbrook in an area bounded by Chittering Road, Wilson Road, Taylor Road and Smith Road in the City of Swan.

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 fire is 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.
ROAD CLOSURES:

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

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:

Approximately 40 firefighters are on the scene mopping up and strengthening containment lines.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The incident was reported at 10.55am today.
Approximately 1.6 hectares have been burnt.
The cause of the fire is accidental.
The City of Swan is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, 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 14 November, unless the situation changes.
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Bushfire ADVICE for Yanchep Pine Plantation, City of Wanneroo
Monday 16 November 2015 - 3:00 PM

​The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

Note changes since previous alert: motorists are no longer required to avoid the area north of Yeal Swamp Road east of Obidos in the Yanchep Plantation
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for Yanchep Pine Plantation in the City of Wanneroo

• There is no threat to lives or homes but there is 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 is burning north of the intersection of Yeal Swamp Rd and Water Rd.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is contained.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

IF DRIVING:
• 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:
No roads are closed.
Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

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

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.


WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are currently mopping up.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was detected around 1pm on 14 November 2015.
• The suspected cause of the fire is unknown. The fire has burnt 60ha.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 11am tomorrow (17 November 2015) unless the situation changes.
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Bushfire ADVICE for a number of State forest areas in Perth Hills region
Tuesday 17 November 2015 - 9:59 AM

​The following alert has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife


*Please note changes under bushfire behaviour and what firefighters are doing*

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for a number of State forest areas in the Perth Hills region.

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.
There are a number of small fires burning in State forest areas surrounding Willowdale, Dwellingup, Huntly mine site and east of Mundaring.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfires near Willowdale, Dwellingup and east of Mundaring have been contained. Two of the bushfires on the Huntly mine site have been contained however the bushfire near Mt Solus remains uncontained. Strong north-westerly winds today will pose a challenge for firefighters.
WHAT TO DO:
Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

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:

No roads are closed. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

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

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
The Munda Biddi Trail, near Turner Hill, has been reopened.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

The firefighting effort is now focussed on the fire burning in difficult terrain around Mt Solus.

Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters supported by local bushfire brigades and DFES are continuing to build containment lines with the assistance of heavy machinery and aerial suppression.

Parks and Wildlife firefighters will continue to patrol bushfires near Willowdale, Dwellingup and east of Mundaring.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fires were detected on 15 November 2015.

The suspected cause of the fires is lightning.


KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.

The next update will be provided by 4pm today unless the situation changes.
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Bushfire ADVICE for northern part of the City of Wanneroo
Tuesday 17 November 2015 - 11:19 AM
​A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Wesco and Orchid roads in the northern part of the City of Wanneroo.


There is no threat to lives or homes but there is 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 on the western side of the intersection of Wesco and Orchid roads. These roads as well as Old Yanchep Road are expected to be affected by smoke
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

There is no running fire and crews are mopping up.
It is small and contained.
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:
There are no roads closed

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

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:
No recreation sites are closed.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Fire crews are putting fire breaks around the fire.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife is being assisted by two Wanneroo Brigades.
There are three Parks and Wildlife trucks on the scene and a front end loader.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 10am 17 November 2015
The cause of the fire is unknown.
Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dpaw.wa.gov.au,www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow Parks and Wildlife on Facebook or Twitter @WAParksWildlife or listen to news bulletins.


The next update will be provided by 4pm today (17 November 2015) unless the situation changes.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Grass Patch, Salmon Gums and surrounding areas in the Shire of Esperance
Wednesday 18 November 2015 - 4:11 AM

​*Please note there is no change from the previous alert.


A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people Grass Patch, Salmon Gums and surrounding areas in the Shire of Esperance.


• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes in Salmon Gums and Grass Patch are under threat by fire now.
• The fire started north of Cascade and is now burning on both sides of the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, between Scaddan and Salmon Gums.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly in a north easterly direction.
• It is out of control and unpredictable.
• Flames are up to 2 metres high.
• Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from south westerly to westerly at around 4.00am.
• This means the fire may move in an easterly direction.

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.
• 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:
• People in Salmon Gums are being relocated to Norseman or Esperance.
• The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has also set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Esperance Civic Centre on Council Place, Esperance.

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:
• Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, north of the Gibson townsite.
• Merivale Road, east of Fisheries Road.

SCHOOLS:
The Department of Education has advised that the following schools will be closed tomorrow:
• Scaddan Primary School
• Grass Patch Primary School
• Salmon Gums Primary School
For further details visit Emergency information - The Department of Education.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are working to assist people relocate from the area.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 7am on Sunday 15 November and currently approximately 300,000 hectares have been burnt.
• The cause of the fire is lightning.
• DFES managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.
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​Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Stockyard Creek and Mullet Lakes areas in Merivale in the Shire of Esperance
Wednesday 18 November 2015 - 4:11 AM
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people in the the Stockyard Creek and Mullet Lakes in Merivale in the Shire of Esperance. The area is bounded by Fisheries Road, Jim Ovens Road, Dunn Rock Road, the Esperance coastline and Kirwan Road in the Shire of Esperance.


• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.

• The fire started south of Merivale Road and west of Anni's Lane. It is burning near Tyrell Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is now contained but not controlled, it is stationary.

• Firefighters are expecting the wind to change to westerly, which may impact the fire and push it in an easterly direction.

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.

• 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.

• The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has also set up a temporary evacuation centre at the Esperance Civic Centre on Council Place.

SAFEST ROUTE:

• If you are relocating, it is safest to leave in a direction away from the fire.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people between Fisheries Road, Backmans Road and Eld Road in Merivale in the Shire of Esperance.

• 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.

• 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:

• Tyrell Road

• Jim Ovens Road

• Merivale Road between Fisheries Road and Jim Ovens 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:

• Firefighters are protecting homes.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The fire was reported at 3pm on Sunday 15 November

• Approximately 15,000 hectares have been burnt.

• The cause of the fire is lightning.

• DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.
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There are fears up to four people have died in bushfires burning out of control near Esperance on Western Australia's south coast.

The two most serious bushfires are burning at Grass Patch and Salmon Gums, 100 kilometres north of Esperance and at Stockyard Creek, 25 kilometres east of the town.

Police said they have reports of multiple fatalities in those blazes, but it is difficult to get into the area to confirm them.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) said all available resources in the town are fighting both blazes.

Two smaller fires are also burning at Thomas River and Mt Rugged in the Cape Arid National Park, but they are not threatening property.

DFES said people in Stockyard Creek and Mullet Lakes in Merivale in the Shire of Esperance needed to act immediately to survive.
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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of Ellenbrook in the City of Swan
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 2:15 PM

​Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for eastern part of Ellenbrook in the City of Swan

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the eastern part of Ellenbrook for people near Drumpellie Drive, near the intersection of Gnangarra Road, in the City of Swan.

• 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 is burning in west of Drumpellie Drive.

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.
• 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.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Fire crews are on the scene.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 1.17 today.
• DFES managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every two hours unless the situation changes.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of Myrup, in the Shire of Esperance
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 1:33 PM
​A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by Hills Road, Lake Road and Quarry Road, in the Shire of Esperance.


You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
Homes in the following streets are under threat by fire:
Merivale Road (northern end)
Quarry Road
Lake Road
Hills Road
Yalambee Road
Bimbadeen Road
Wabba Road
Orana Drive
Petarli Place
Tullaroon Close
Keogh Road
Cudgee Road
Melijinup Road
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If you are evacuating, evacuate north along Quarry Road, turn left at Myrup Road and turn north along Esperance-Coolgardie Highway.
The fire has broken containment lines on the western side of the fire near Mullet Lakes.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
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:
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support has reopened the temporary relocation centre at the Esperance Civic Centre on Council Place in Esperance.
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE remains for Merivale in the Shire of Esperance

The area is bounded by Wylie Bay Road, Bandy Creek Road, Merivale Road, Cape Le Grand Road and the coastline.
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:

• Wylie Bay Road
• Bandy Creek Road
• Merivale Road, west of Dunn Rock Road
• Tyrell Road
• Kirwan Road
• Hicks Road.

Due to smoke there are reduced speed limits in effect on Fisheries Road between Norseman Road and Old Smokey Road. Please follow the advice of emergency services personnel in these areas.
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:
Approximately 100 Firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire.
Aerial support is assisting ground crews.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
Register with Register.Find.Reunite. to let your family and loved ones know you’re OK via https://register.redcross.org.au from any computer or mobile device or in person at the evacuation centre.
If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by the fires visit the Red Cross website https://register.redcross.org.au. The State Inquiry Centre line is 1800 015 337.
For information about temporary evacuation centres call the Department of Child Protection's Disaster Response hotline on 1800 032 965.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
The fire was reported at 3pm on 15 November.
The fire has burnt approximately 17,000 hectares.
The cause of the fire is lightning.
DFES is managing the fire.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa, listen to ABC local radio, or news bulletins.
Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.
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​Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of Ellenbrook in the Shire of Swan
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 2:57 PM
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the western part of Ellenbrook in the Shire of Swan.

• The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as there is ember attack.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and home.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• It is out of control and unpredictable.

• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for western part of Ellenbrook in the City of Swan.
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 3:19 PM
​* Please note changes throughout

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the western part of Ellenbrook in the City of Swan.

• 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 there is ember attack and heavy smoke.

• Homes in Charlottes Vista are under threat by fire now.

• The fire is burning in bushland adjacent to Charlottes Vista.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.

• It is out of control and unpredictable.

• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 500 metres ahead of the fire.

• Flames are higher than roof tops.

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.



ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Vines and Aveley areas in the City of Swan.

• 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.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Julimar State Forest in the Shire of Toodyay
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 5:22 PM
ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people near Julimar State Forest, north of Julimar Road, in the Shire of Toodyay.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving in an easterly direction.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.

Homes in the following streets may be under threat:

Timberden Drive
Nerramine Drive
Marri Road
Trig Road
Blue Gum Way
Sinclair Place
Powder Bark Road
Howard Road
Sand Spring Road
Malkup Brook Road
Parkland Drive.


http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/default.aspx
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Bindoon in the Shire of Chittering
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 5:15 PM

​A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains in place for people in Bindoon in Shire of Chittering.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes in parts of Bindoon including Gray Road, Hidaway Drive, Lakeside Drive and Great Northern Highway are under threat by fire now.
• The fire is burning in bushland throughout Bindoon. The fire has jumped the Great Northern Highway.
• Parts of the Great Northern Highway are now closed.


http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/default.aspx
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for the western part of Ellenbrook in the City of Swan
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 4:13 PM
Please note changes to Alert Level, Bushfire Behaviour, Road Closures and What Firefighters are Doing sections

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in the western part of Ellenbrook in the City of Swan.

• Homes in Charlottes Vista and Moulton Trail and immediate surrounding areas are under threat by ember attack.


• 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 there is ember attack and heavy smoke.

• The fire is burning in bushland adjacent to Charlottes Vista.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving fast in a south easterly direction.

• It is out of control and unpredictable.

• Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Embers are being blown up to 500 metres ahead of the fire due to strong winds.

• Flames are higher than roof tops.

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.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the Vines and Aveley areas in the City of Swan.


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.

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/default.aspx
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for parts of Myrup, in the Shire of Esperance
Sunday 22 November 2015 - 4:25 PM

​A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people in an area bounded by Hills Road, Lake Road and Quarry Road, in the Shire of Esperance.

You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
Homes in the following streets are under threat by fire:
Merivale Road (northern end)
Quarry Road
Lake Road
Hills Road
Yalambee Road
Bimbadeen Road
Wabba Road
Orana Drive
Petarli Place
Tullaroon Close
Keogh Road
Cudgee Road
Melijinup Road

If you are evacuating, evacuate north along Quarry Road, turn left at Myrup Road and turn south along Esperance-Coolgardie Highway towards Esperance.
The fire has broken containment lines on the western side of the fire near Mullet Lakes.

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