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Old Jan 24th 2016, 8:03 am   #61
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People living in parts of Baldivis have been advised by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to leave their homes or get ready to defend them.

A watch and act alert has been issued to people who live in an area bounded by Baldivis Road, Karnup Road, Serpentine Road and Kwinana Freeway in Baldivis in the City of Rockingham.

A DFES spokeswoman urged residents to make a decision.

"If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear," she said.

People who are away from their homes should not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

The fire started about 1.40pm on Sunday.

"It started between Sixty Eight Road and Baldivis Road and is burning in a north-easterly direction towards the Kwinana Freeway," she said.

"It is out-of-control and unpredictable."

Career and volunteer firefighters are on the scene and aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

The cause of the fire is unknown.
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Sunday 24 January 2016 - 4:27 PM
Bushfire ADVICE for an area bounded by Serpentine Road, Young Road, Karnup Road and Baldivis Road in the Shire of Rockingham


ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in an area bounded by Serpentine Road, Young Road, Karnup Road and Baldivis Road in the Shire of Rockingham.
• The alert level for this fire has been downgraded.
• 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 between Sixty Eight Road and Baldivis Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving slowly.
• It is contained but not 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.
A number of roads have been closed including:
• Sixty Eight Road is closed at Wandoo Drive
• Baldivis Road at Serpentine Road
• Baldivis Road at Karnup 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:
• Career and volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are mopping up and making the area safe.
• Aerial support has been released form the incident.
• Western Power, WA Police and the City of Rockingham are also in attendance.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The incident was reported at 1.42pm today.
• 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 Rockingham 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.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of Uduc in the Shire of Harvey
Sunday 7 February 2016 - 9:30 PM
​* No change since previous alert


ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in an area bounded by South of Forestry Road, west of Clarke Road, north of Rodgers and Waller Roads through to Clarke Road, north of Boonilup Road and east of Forrest Highway including Uduc in the Shire of Harvey.
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 homes may be impacted in 2 hours.
The fire is burning south of Myalup Beach Road, it is burning towards Forestry Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
The bushfire is moving slowly in north easterly direction at 200 metres per hour.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
Flames are 10 metres high.
Firefighters are expecting the wind to shift from south westerly to a southerly direction at 8pm.
This means that homes in Forestry Road may be threatened by the fire.
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 Harvey Recreation Centre on Young Street in Harvey.
SAFEST ROUTE:
Please leave using Forestry Road eastwards toward Harvey.

PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
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.
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people for an area bounded by south of Crampton Road, west of Taylors Lane and Field Road, north of Forestry Road and east of Forrest Highway.
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.
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.
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 houses and assets in the area
Career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters from a number of stations and brigades are on the scene.
Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and building and 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 2.30pm today.
Telephone text and voice messages have been issued for the area of Uduc.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Shire of Harvey 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.
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for southern part of Uduc in the Shire of Harvey
Monday 8 February 2016 - 6:33 PM
​* Please note changes to safest route and extra information.


A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people south of Forestry Road and Uduc Road, west of Fryer Road and Hocart Road and South Western Highway, north of Mitchell Road, west of Campbell Road in a line west to the corner of Wellesley Road North and Treasure Road, east of Forrest Highway.

This includes Wokalup townsite, Thornton Housing Estate and Myalup Freshwater Lakes Estate in the Shire of Harvey.

• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive.

• There is a threat to lives and homes.

• Homes in Forestry Road, Myalup Road and properties surrounding the Myalup pine plantation may be threatened by the fire.

• The fire is burning south of Myalup Road and is burning towards Byrd Swamp Nature Reserve on Leitch Road.

• The weather over the next few days will be challenging for firefighters and the changing wind directions will test containment lines.




BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The fire is moving in an easterly direction, towards Bird Swamp Nature Reserve on Leitch Road.

• The fire is out of control.



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.

• Please ensure you take ample water and look after yourself, your family and pets during the hot weather.

• The Department of Child Protection and Family Support has set up a temporary evacuation centre at Harvey Recreation Centre on Young Street in Harvey.



SAFEST ROUTE:

• People in Uduc area should leave using Forestry Road eastwards toward Harvey, away from the fire.

• People in Myalup Lakes Estate should leave in a westerly direction towards Forrest Highway away from the fire

• People north of Herbert Road and Rodgers Road should leave in a northerly direction away from the fire if safe to do so.

• People south of Herbert Road and Rodgers Road should leave in a southerly direction away from the fire if safe to do so.


PLACE OF LAST RESORT:

• 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.



ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people between Uduc Road and Mitchell Road, up to 5 kilometres east of South Western Highway. This includes the Harvey townsite.


A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in an area south of Crampton Road, west of Field Road, north of Forestry Road and east of Forrest Highway.


A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people in an area south of Finn Road, west of Forrest Highway and north of Valentine Road, including the townsites of Myalup and Binningup.


• 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.

• If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.



ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people south of Treasure Road, from the corner of Treasure Road and Wellesley Road North in a line east to Campbell Road, Campbell Road to Marriott Road, Marriott Road to Forrest Highway to Treasure Road.

• The alert level for this area has been downgraded.

• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.



ROAD CLOSURES:

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

The following roads are closed:

• Forestry Road from Forrest Highway, east to Clarke Road

• Myalup Road from Forrest Highway through to Forestry Road

• Rodgers Road

• Government Road

• Leitch Road heading west

• Treasure Road from Wellesley Road heading north east

• Pead Road

• Wellesley Road from Forrest Highway heading east

Other roads in the vicinity may also be closed.

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 houses and infrastructure in the area.

• 190 firefighters from DFES, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife are on scene.

• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and building and strengthening containment lines.

• Aerial support is assisting firefighters on the ground.



EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The fire was reported at 2.30pm on 7 February 2016.

• The size of the fire is approximately 862 hectares.

• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued for the areas of Uduc and Myalup.

• The cause of the fire is unknown.

• Shire of Harvey is managing the fire with the assistance of an interagency management team.



IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

People who have been affected by the fire are encouraged to register with the Red Cross at register.redcross.org.au or at an evacuation centre. People who wish to enquire about the location of family or friends can do so online at register.redcross.org.au.



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 John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona
Friday 12 February 2016 - 1:58 PM

*PLEASE SEE WARNING AREA MAP ATTACHED BELOW*



​*Please note changes under the warning areas. An evacuation centre has been set up in Waroona.

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people bounded by Codsford Road, Old Bunbury Road (off Dorsett Road), Southern Estuary Road, Forrest Highway and Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, near John Tognela Rest Area on Forrest Highway, east of Lake Clifton in the Shire of Waroona.

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 properties are under direct threat.
Properties in the vicinity of Old Coast Road and Forrest Highway are under threat of fire.
Smoke is impacting Forrest Highway.
The fire is burning between Forrest Highway and Old Bunbury Road, on the western side of Forrest Highway.
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a north easterly direction.
Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home.
It is out of control and unpredictable.
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.

EVACUATION CENTRE:

A evacuation centre has been set up at the Waroona Recreation Centre on Miller Street, Waroona.

SAFEST ROUTE:

Leave in a northerly direction, away from the fire.

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people east of Harvey River, south of Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve, Hills Road and Mounsey Road, north of Dorrsett Road and Old Bunbury Road, and west of Gibbings Road in the Shire of Waroona.

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.

Old Bunbury Road, west of Southern Estuary 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 actively fighting the fire.
Aerial support is assisting firefighters on the ground.
EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 11.05am today.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Shire of Waroona 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, 6 or news bulletins.

Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.
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Bushfire ADVICE for Yanchep Pine Plantation in the Shire of Gingin
Monday 14 March 2016 - 11:19 AM
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in the vicinity of Yanchep Pine Plantation, 12km north-east of Yanchep National Park in the Shire of Gingin



• 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.
• The fire started in the pine plantation. It is burning towards Wilbinga.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving at a moderate speed in a westerly direction.
• It is not contained or controlled.

WHAT TO DO:
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• 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.
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​Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Meelon in the Shire of Murray
Monday 14 March 2016 - 11:48 AM
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING remains for people in Meelon, including people near Murray Hills Estate and Nicholson Road in the Shire of Murray.



• You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
• Homes in Valley View Road are under threat by fire now.
• Wind conditions in the area have strengthened.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
• The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction towards Murray Hills Estate.
• 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.
• Flames are up to four 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.
• It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.
• 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.
• A temporary evacuation centre has been opened at Murray Leisure Centre on 16 Camp Road in Pinjarra
SAFEST ROUTE:
• If you live in Murray Hills Estate leave via Coolup East Road, Nicholson Road, then travel north to Pinjarra-Williams Road leaving in a westerly direction.
• If you live east of the Murray River bridge on Coolup East Road, turn south into Newman Road, through to Talathalla Road, then west to South Western Highway.
PLACE OF LAST RESORT:
• 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.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people west of Nicholson Road as far as the Murray River
• 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.

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people west of the Murray River as far as the South Western Highway
• 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:
• Pinjarra-Williams Road between Del Park Road and South Western Highway
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or the Shire of Murray
WATER:
• Scheme water may not be available due to damage to infrastructure, power cuts or extreme demand.
• If you stay and defend your home you must have an independent water supply and pumping capability.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
• Sixty career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on the scene.
• Firefighters are actively fighting the fire and undertaking asset protection operations.
• Aerial support is assisting ground crews.
EXTRA INFORMATION:
• The fire was reported at 3.29am today and currently there has been more than 320 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.
• The Shire of Murray has now handed over the management of the fire to DFES.
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 part of Edith Cowan University and surrounding areas in the City of Joondalup
Monday 14 March 2016 - 6:10 PM
A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for part of Edith Cowan University in the City of Joondalup. Thisincludes Lakeside Drive from Cockatoo Ridge to Deakin Gate, Chancellor Pass, Hindmarsh Way and Cornell Parade.




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

• The fire is burning in Yellagonga Regional Park north-east of Edith Cowan Residential Campus.



BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

• The bushfire is moving slowly.

• It is not contained or controlled.

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



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.

• It is not safe to stay and actively defend, your best chance for survival is to leave now.

• 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 vicinity of Edgewater Drive from Regatta Drive to Lakevalley Drive in Joondalup in the City of Joondalup

• 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:

• Hindmarsh Way

• Lakeside Drive, south of Shoveler Terrace through to Deakin

• Chancellor P{ass closed both ends

• Greenshank Drive closed from Pipit Lane south to Grasssbird Avenue

• Edgewater Drive from Lakeside Drive to Regatta Drive.

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 eighty (80) career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are on the scene actively fighting the fire and strengthening containment lines.

• Aerial support is assisting ground crews.



EXTRA INFORMATION:

• The fire was reported at 2.59pm today.

• Telephone text and voice messages have been issued.

• The cause of the fire is unknown.

• 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, 6PR or news bulletins.



Updates will be provided every hour unless the situation changes.
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