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Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway near Willare Roadhouse in the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley
Wednesday 23 September 2015 - 10:03 AM
 
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along the Great Northern Highway between the Willare Roadhouse and 20 kilometres east of the Great Northern Highway and Derby Highway turnoff. This includes the Derby Highway north to the Gibb River Road turnoff in the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley.
 
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not under control.
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    Local rangers, volunteer firefighters from the Derby Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Hamlet Grove Bush Fire Service are on site conducting back burning operations within containment lines. 

    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The incident was reported on Sunday 20 September 2015.
    • There has been approximately 94,000 hectares burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is suspicious.
    • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

     

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Lancefield bushfire:08/10/2015; Emergency warnings for six towns in central Victoria ..............

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-08/bushfire-emergency-warnings-still-in-place-six-towns-in-victoria/6835702

 

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Bushfire ADVICE for Great Northern Highway, 60 kilometres east of Roebuck Plains Roadhouse, in the Shire of Broome
Friday 9 October 2015 - 10:51 AM
 
The fire is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is contained but not under control. 

WHAT TO DO:

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.

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

Bush Fire Service fire-fighters from Hamlet Grove and Broome, SES volunteers from Broome and local pastoralists are working to manage the fire.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The incident was reported on 29 September 2015.

The fire has burnt through approximately 265,000 hectares.

The cause of the fire is suspicious.

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A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people travelling along Goldfields Highway approximately 15 kilometres east of Leinster in the Shire of Leonora. W.A.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving in a westerly direction.
  • It is  out of control.

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 is burning on the northern side of the Goldfields Highway. No roads are closed. 

  • EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The incident was reported today.  21/10/15
  • The cause of the fire is lightning. 
  • The Shire of Leonora is managing the fire.
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ALCLEAR FOR TWO BUSHFIRES IN W.A.

25 October 2015 - 9.40am
 
ALERT LEVEL:
An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in vicinity of Cape Arid National Park in the Shire of Esperance
 
Sunday 25 October 2015 - 10:25 AM
ALERT LEVEL: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people travelling along Roebourne Wittenoom Road in Roebourne, approximately 30 kilometres south of North West Coastal Highway in the Shire of Karratha.
 
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There are too many fires burning in W.A. at the present to list,

Go to this web site for all information.....   http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/default.aspx

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A TOTAL FIRE BAN IS IN PLACE FOR PERTH TODAY SUNDAY 22/11

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=15202

 

Time in PERTH is 8.30 am, Temp is already 28.5c and climbing fast, expecting  35c + today

 listening to fire Brigade  radio    ====Two fires already reported  !!!

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WHAT A GREAT SHOT OF THE FIRE



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A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in the eastern part of Gidgegannup, for an area bounded by Lilydale Road, Toodyay Road, Bailup Road, Dinsdale Road and Breeze Road, in the City of Swan.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast 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 up to 100 metres ahead of the fire.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are protecting houses in Mayo Road and Toodyay Road.
  • More than 100 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
  • Firefighters are fighting the fire and working to build containment lines.
  • Aerial support is assisting ground crews.

Here I was hoping for a Christmas with-out any more fires here in the West,hmm

Take care out there People.

K.J. 

UPDATE 15/12 ...........

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
 The fire is stationary and is contained and under control, 

 

 More than 80 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are on the scene.
 Firefighters are building and strengthening containment lines.



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Bushfire warning closes national parks in WA as temperatures soar................

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-27/high-fire-danger-closes-avon-valley-serpentine-national-parks/7055636?section=wa

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Rockingham bushfire, 01/01/16..........

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-01/bushfire-emergency-warning-for-secret-harbour-south-of-perth/7063136?section=wa

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Bushfire burning near SUFIL's place in W.A.

update 4.15 pm Fri 01/01/16

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=16006

More updates to follow.

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All ok here near Seabird WA - not far from where the fires are at Woodridge - but the wind is driving it towards the coast, and no flareups have been seen for quite a while, hope fully all under control now.  We got prepared to leave though!

Thanks for the heads up KJ



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Good to hear that you are all safe up there with Surfil, jules47

Latest update for this fire, issued at 6.00 pm ,

Doesn't look good for people in some parts of Guilderton...........

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=16011

Friday 1 January 2016 - 11:57 PM

Please note: no change since previous alert. The next update will be provided by 6.30am unless the situation changes.
 
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH and ACT is in place for people bounded by Guilderton Road, Gingin Brook Road, Indian Ocean Drive/ Wanneroo Road and Military Road, including Guilderton, private properties north and south of Moore River east of Guilderton, Woodridge Estate and Wilbinga Conservation Park, in the Shire of Gingin.

Saturday 2 January 2016 - 7:32 AM

Please note: the alert level for this fire has been downgraded  

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people bounded by Guilderton Road, Gingin Brook Road, Indian Ocean Drive/ Wanneroo Road and Military Road, including Guilderton, private properties north and south of Moore River east of Guilderton, Woodridge Estate and Wilbinga Conservation Park, in the Shire of Gingin. 

Saturday 2 January 2016 - 3:54 PM

 

Please note: Wanneroo Road between Gingin Brook Road and Wilbinga Road is expected to open this evening.  

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

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people bounded by Guilderton Road, Gingin Brook Road, Indian Ocean Drive/ Wanneroo Road and Military Road, including Guilderton, private properties north and south of Moore River east of Guilderton, Woodridge Estate and Wilbinga Conservation Park, in the Shire of Gingin. 

 

         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. 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Fire crews are consolidating containment lines and mopping up.

 

 

 

K.J.



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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for the eastern part of Two Peoples Bay, 30 kilometres east of Albany in the City of Albany W.A.

Saturday 2 January 2016 - 1:41 PM

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=16024

Saturday 2 January 2016 - 3:42 PM

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in an east-north-easterly direction

It is out of control and unpredictable.

Flames are up to 10 metres high.

SAFEST ROUTE:

If you live in, or Camping in Two Peoples Bay Road to South Coast Highway to Hutton Road to Nanarup Road to Dempster Road please leave in a westerly direction.

 

ROAD CLOSURES: 

Roadblocks are in place at the following intersections:

Nanarup Road and Two Peoples Bay Road

South Coast Highway and Homestead Road

RECREATION SITE CLOSURES:

The Department of Parks and Wildlife advises that Two Peoples Nature Reserve east of Albany has been closed.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

75 volunteer Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters from a number of brigades are on the scene.

Firefighters are working to contain the breakout on the north-western edge and strengthening containment lines.

Aerial support is assisting ground crews.

   

EXTRA INFORMATION:

The fire was reported at 9.16pm on 1 January 2016.

Approximately 1300 hectares have been burnt.

The cause of the fire is suspicious.

More updates to follow, as they come to hand

 

SATURDAY 2ND JANURARY  UPDATE 4.25PM

The alert level for this fire remains at Watch and Act as the fire has broken containment lines on the north-western corner.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and conditions are changing.


Saturday 2 January 2016 - 10:50 PM

 The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to favourable weather conditions overnight.
 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 Normans Beach and is burning in bushland and pasture.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
 The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction within containment lines.
 It is contained but not under control.
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Good to hear that you are all safe up there with Surfil, jules47

Latest update for this fire, issued at 6.00 pm ,

Doesn't look good for people in some parts of Guilderton...........

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx?ItemId=16011

Friday 1 January 2016 - 11:57 PM

Please note: no change since previous alert. The next update will be provided by 6.30am unless the situation changes.
 
ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire WATCH and ACT is in place for people bounded by Guilderton Road, Gingin Brook Road, Indian Ocean Drive/ Wanneroo Road and Military Road, including Guilderton, private properties north and south of Moore River east of Guilderton, Woodridge Estate and Wilbinga Conservation Park, in the Shire of Gingin.

Saturday 2 January 2016 - 7:32 AM

Please note: the alert level for this fire has been downgraded  

ALERT LEVEL:
A bushfire ADVICE is in place for people bounded by Guilderton Road, Gingin Brook Road, Indian Ocean Drive/ Wanneroo Road and Military Road, including Guilderton, private properties north and south of Moore River east of Guilderton, Woodridge Estate and Wilbinga Conservation Park, in the Shire of Gingin. 

Saturday 2 January 2016 - 3:54 PM

 

Please note: Wanneroo Road between Gingin Brook Road and Wilbinga Road is expected to open this evening.  

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

A bushfire ADVICE remains in place for people bounded by Guilderton Road, Gingin Brook Road, Indian Ocean Drive/ Wanneroo Road and Military Road, including Guilderton, private properties north and south of Moore River east of Guilderton, Woodridge Estate and Wilbinga Conservation Park, in the Shire of Gingin. 

 

         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. 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: 

Fire crews are consolidating containment lines and mopping up.

 

 Bushfire ALL CLEAR for eastern part of Guilderton and properties near the Moore River east of Guilderton in the Shire of Gingin

 

 

K.J.



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Waroona fire W.A.: 08/01/2016.... Emergency warning issued as bushfire threatens lives and homes south of Perth

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BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WILL AUTOMATICALLY UP-DATE, AS NEWS COMES TO HAND

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-07/waroona-bushfire-emergency/7072498

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alerts-List.aspx?Incident=Bushfire%20alerts%20for%20the%20South%20West%20region%20%2D%2004%2F12%2F2014%2010%3A20%20AM

 


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W.A. BUSH FIRES  UPDATES..........

 

BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES WILL AUTOMATICALLY UP-DATE, AS NEWS COMES TO HAND

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-10/exhausted-firefighters-face-fifth-day-battling-blaze-in-wa-fires/7079408?section=wa

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alerts-List.aspx?Incident=Bushfire%20alerts%20for%20the%20South%20West%20region%20%2D%2004%2F12%2F2014%2010%3A20%20AM

 


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THURSDAY 14/01/16  2.15 AM

 

WA bushfires flare up, possible threat to lives and homes

Updated 13 minutes agoThu 14 Jan 2016, 4:06am

Bushfires continue to burn through Western Australia with lives and homes under threat in ****burn, south of Fremantle, and towns in the south-west of the state.

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains in place for Cookernup in the Shire of Harvey, and people in Waroona in the Shire of Waroona. 

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains in place for people in an area north of Forrestry Road, east of the coast, south of Preston Beach and Johnston Roads, and west of Nicholson and Gibbs Roads. This warning area does not include Preston Beach, but includes farming properties in the area. 

K.J. 



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WA fires in Waroona, Yarloop extinguished after burning for 17 days................

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-23/all-clear-given-for-devastating-western-australian-bushfire/7109708?section=wa

 

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Emergency bushfire warning for Arthur River, Temma, Nelson Bay in north-west Tasmania..................

Flames behind a shack at Nelson Bay

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-27/emergency-bushfire-warning-for-communities-nw-tasmania/7116222

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Thanks KiwiJim.

For those of us who are currently in Tasmania, you should have this website bookmarked for easy access, and check daily BEFORE travelling. 

http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colCurrentBushfires



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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Grey including settlement area in the Shire of Dandaragan W.A.

 

 

 

Thursday 28 January 2016 - 6:53 PM
 
A bushfire WATCH AND ACT has been issued for people in Grey, including the settlement area in the Shire of Dandaragan The alert level for this fire has been downgraded. A bushfire WATCH AND ACT remains for people west of Brand Highway, between Meadows Road and Wongonderrah Road to the coast, including the Wedge Island Settlement, in the Shire of Dandaragan. This includes people on beaches north and south of Wedge Island.This does not include Brand Highway.
 
 
The fire is burning in inaccessible terrain approximately 5 kilometres east of Indian Ocean Drive and north of Meadows Road and is heading towards Indian Ocean Drive. 
 
A number of roads have been closed including:  
  • Indian Ocean Drive is closed, in both directions, between Lancelin and Cervantes
  • Mimegarra Road north of Meadows Road
RECREATION SITES:    The following sites are closed:  Nambung National ParkWanagarren Nature ReserveWedge ReserveGrey Reserve
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:  
    • Approximately 87 Bush Fire Service and Parks and Wildlife firefighters are on scene protecting assets and strengthening containment lines.
  • EXTRA INFORMATION:   
    • The incident was reported at 7.59pm on 26 January 2016.
    • Approximately 14,700 hectares have been burnt.
    • The cause of the fire is lightning.
    • DFES is managing the fire.

    K.J.

 

 

 



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Hope all our friends and members are safe in WA and Tasmania - thanks for the updates KJ.

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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Grey including settlement area in the Shire of Dandaragan
Friday 29 January 2016 - 6:51 AM

No changes since previous alert,

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded. Variable winds are occurring in the area and need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

K..J..

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UP-DATE  Friday 29 January 2016 - 10:05 AM

*Wedge Island residents need to be aware that the fire has "jumped Indian Ocean Drive" and is now approximately 4km north of Wedge Island Road.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:  

The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction. 

It is out of control and unpredictable. 

Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. 

SAFEST ROUTE: 

If you are in Wedge Island you need to leave via Indian Ocean Drive, in a southerly direction, to Lancelin. 

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We have seen the helitankers come over us a couple of times on their way to or from the Wedge/Grey Fire. It is about 50 kms from us so all is good here. Lot of wind up here today which will be giving the fire a good helping hand and pushing it along nicely. (just what the fireys DONT need!!)
Wedge and Grey are both "shack towns" with great beaches, popular for weekenders and holiday makers but neither have a very big resident population. The Dandy shire only allow them under sufferance so I very much doubt that should the fire look like causing damage in either "town" the council wont be pushing to save them!!
Basically all the land on the western side of IOD from Cervantes to Lancelin is bush (some private but mainly government owned DPAW and Defence Force)on sand dunes so fairly inaccessible even with 4wd so we need a really good southerly wind to turn the fire back on itself.
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Good News for the People living at Wedge Point,

 Saturday 30 January 2016 - 4:00 PM

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is now contained and under control.  

  • The alert level for this fire has been downgraded due to favourable weather conditions. 
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • No roads are closed.
  • Firefighters will monitor the area for the rest of the night. 
  • K.J.


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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING : -  MON 14th  March.

 

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people in north eastern Meelon in the vicinity of the rail crossings on Pinjarra-Williams Road in the Shire of Murray. In western Australia.

 

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 UP-GRADED 

   Homes near Pinjarra-Road and the rail crossings are under threat by fire in less than one hour. The fire is burning in bushland north of Pinjarra-Williams Road between Burnside Road and Scarp Road.  It is burning towards Pinjarra-WiIliams Road.


BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

 The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly 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. 
  • Flames are four metres high.  

 SAFEST ROUTE:

 

Use Coolup Road East to leave via South Western Highway. 

  • If you live east of the bridge on Coolup Road East use Burnside Road and Pinjarra Williams Road to leave in a westerly direction.

 
ROAD CLOSURES:

  • Pinjarra-Williams Road is closed between Burnside and Scarp Road.
  • Avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
 Forty five volunteer Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters fare on the scene.
 Firefighters are building and strengthening containment lines.
 Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

EXTRA INFORMATION:
 The fire was reported at 3.29am today.
 The cause of the fire is unknown.

 UPDATES TO FOLLOW AS THEY COME TO HAND.

K.J.



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Hope our members in the area are all safe and well!!

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Monday 14 March 2016 - 10:27 AM  UPDATE:-

Present temperature 32.2C and climbing 

expecting 38c today

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a south westerly direction towards Murray Hills Estate. 
  • It is out of control and unpredictable. 
  • SAFEST ROUTE:
  • If you live in Murray Hills Estate leave north via Burnside Road or Nicholson Road.
  • If you live west of Burnside Road leave south via Newman Road.
  • Use Coolup Road East to leave via South Western Highway.
  • If you live east of the bridge on Coolup Road East use Burnside Road and Pinjarra Williams Road to leave in a westerly direction.

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 building and strengthening containment lines 
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.
  •  K.J.


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