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Bushfire ADVICE for Yanchep Pine Plantation in the Shire of Gingin W.A.
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 FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
Fire crews from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and volunteer bushfire brigades are in attendance. Aerial support is being provided to ground crews.
 
EXTRA INFORMATION:
          The fire was reported at 10.10am on 14 March 2016
          The cause of the fire is unknown.
          The Department of Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.
 
K.J.


-- Edited by kiwijims on Monday 14th of March 2016 03:01:16 PM

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Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Yanchep Pine Plantation in the Shire of Gingin

Monday 14 March 2016 - 2:17 PM
 
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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Meelon in the Shire of Murray in W.A.
Update Monday 14 March 2016 - 1:49 PM
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is movingslowlyin asouth westerlydirection.
  • It isout of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
  • Flames areup to four metres high.
  • The fire front is more than 19 kilometres long.
  • BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
    • The bushfire is movingslowlyin asouth westerlydirection.
    • It isout of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
    • Flames areup to four metres high.
    • The fire front is more than 19 kilometres long.
    • ROAD CLOSURES:
      Pinjarra-Williams Road between Del Park Road and South Western Highway

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Two hundred and twenty (220) career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlifefirefightersare 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 todayand currently there has been more than 975hectares burnt.

      More information as it comes to hand.

    • COMMENT :- this fire is building the same as the YARLOOP fire did,
    • hopefully there will not be any loss of life.

    K.J.

  • ..............................................................................................................................................
  • UPDATE;- Monday 14 March 2016 - 2:47 PM

  • Homes in Coolup Road East, Ridgeview Drive and Valley View Road are under threat by fire now.

  • currently there has been more than 1003 hectares burnt.
    The fire perimeter is approximately 20 kilometres.
  • ....................................................................................................................................................

UPDATE Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 2:36 AM

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is currently stationary but remains unpredictable.
  • It isnot yet contained or controlled.
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • 148career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlifefirefighters, along with personnel from the Shire of Murray, WA Police and StJohnsare on the scene.
  • Firefighters have saved many homes and sheds in the area. Some fencing hasbeen lost.
    The fire was reported at 3.29am on Monday 14 Marchand more than 1,250hectares have been burnt.

  • -- Edited by kiwijims on Monday 14th of March 2016 06:14:12 PM
  • ..................................................................................................................................................................

UPDATE ;- Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 11:59 AM

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is currently stationary but remains unpredictable.
  • It isnot contained or controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires may start ahead of the fire.
  • The wind has changed to a north westerly direction and is expected to strengthen.
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • 200 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service, SES, Department of Parks and Wildlifefirefighters, along with personnel from the Shire of Murray, WA Police and StJohnsare on the scene.
  • Firefighters have saved many homes and sheds in the area. Some fencing hasbeen lost.
  • Firefighters are currently working to contain the fire on southern boundary.

    -- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 15th of March 2016 06:05:07 AM


-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 15th of March 2016 03:41:12 PM

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Bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING for Meelon in the Shire of Murray in W.A.
Update Monday 14 March 2016 - 1:49 PM
 
BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is movingslowlyin asouth westerlydirection.
  • It isout of control and unpredictable.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
  • Flames areup to four metres high.
  • The fire front is more than 19 kilometres long.
  • BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
    • The bushfire is movingslowlyin asouth westerlydirection.
    • It isout of control and unpredictable.
    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting ahead of the fire.
    • Flames areup to four metres high.
    • The fire front is more than 19 kilometres long.
    • ROAD CLOSURES:
      Pinjarra-Williams Road between Del Park Road and South Western Highway

     

    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

     

     

     

    • Two hundred and twenty (220) career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlifefirefightersare 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 todayand currently there has been more than 975hectares burnt.

      More information as it comes to hand.

    • COMMENT :- this fire is building the same as the YARLOOP fire did,
    • hopefully there will not be any loss of life.

     

    K.J.

  • ..............................................................................................................................................
  •  

    UPDATE;- Monday 14 March 2016 - 2:47 PM

  •  

    Homes in Coolup Road East, Ridgeview Drive and Valley View Road are under threat by fire now.

  • currently there has been more than 1003 hectares burnt.
    The fire perimeter is approximately 20 kilometres.
  • ....................................................................................................................................................

UPDATE Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 2:36 AM

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:
  • The bushfire is currently stationary but remains unpredictable.
  • It isnot yet contained or controlled.
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • 148career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service and Department of Parks and Wildlifefirefighters, along with personnel from the Shire of Murray, WA Police and StJohnsare on the scene.
  • Firefighters have saved many homes and sheds in the area. Some fencing hasbeen lost.
    The fire was reported at 3.29am on Monday 14 Marchand more than 1,250hectares have been burnt.

  • -- Edited by kiwijims on Monday 14th of March 2016 06:14:12 PM
  • ..................................................................................................................................................................

UPDATE ;- Tuesday 15 March 2016 - 11:59 AM

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is currently stationary but remains unpredictable.
  • It isnot contained or controlled.
  • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires may start ahead of the fire.
  • The wind has changed to a north westerly direction and is expected to strengthen.
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
  • 200 career and volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire Service, SES, Department of Parks and Wildlifefirefighters, along with personnel from the Shire of Murray, WA Police and StJohnsare on the scene.
  • Firefighters have saved many homes and sheds in the area. Some fencing hasbeen lost.
  • Firefighters are currently working to contain the fire on southern boundary.

    -- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 15th of March 2016 06:05:07 AM

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?Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Meelon in the Shire of Murray
Friday 18 March 2016 - 10:37 AM

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Meelon in the Shire of Murray.

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Bushfire ADVICE for Kalumburu Road and Gibb River Road in the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
Wednesday 12 October 2016 - 3:49 PM
A bushfire ADVICE remains for people travelling along Kalumburu road, and in an area bounded by 30 kilometres north of the Gibb River Road, south to Gibb River Road from Gibb River Station and east to the Durack River.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

 

  • The incident was reported on 27 September 2016.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • The fire has burnt approximately 1,000,000 hectares. 
  • DFES is managing the fire.

K.J.



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WOW - thank's for that info KJ - that is some enormous fire - good on the courageous men out there managing it!

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Emma Gorge Resort in East Kimberley damaged by fire.

A fire burning through the ****burn ranges in the East Kimberley has damaged part of the Emma Gorge Resort.

The ABC has been told the fire damaged three donga-type staff accommodation buildings, a workshop and equipment building, and 15 of the upmarket safari tents on Friday afternoon.

Sign showing Emma Gorge is closed

A spokesman said a report from the crew fighting the fire stated the winds had subsided on Saturday night.

No-one has been reported as injured in the blaze.

The fire is separate to another bushfire burning in the Kimberley, which has destroyed more than 1.1 million hectares.

K.J.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Monday 17th of October 2016 04:52:14 AM



-- Edited by kiwijims on Monday 17th of October 2016 04:54:03 AM

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Severe fire danger advice for parts of the Midwest Gascoyne on Sunday
Saturday 22 October 2016 - 4:39 PM

A Severe Fire Danger Rating has been forecast for Sunday 23 October 2016 for inland parts of the Midwest Gascoyne including Carnarvon.

 This includes the local government districts of:

  • Shire of  Carnarvon inland part
  • Shire of  Cue
  • Shire of  Meekatharra
  • Shire of  Menzies the far western part
  • Shire of  Mount Magnet
  • Shire of  Murchison
  • Shire of  Sandstone
  • Shire of  Shark Bay inland part
  • Shire of  Upper Gascoyne
  • Shire of  Wiluna western edge and the south western tip
  • Shire of  Yalgoo

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Blaze at the Avida motorhome and caravan factory.

Emergency crews are battling a major factory fire in Emu Plains this afternoon.

The fire started in a factory on David Road at around 5pm.

The blaze is at the Avida motorhome and caravan factory.

A short time ago police closed David Road and asked people watching from the street to leave the area.

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Thick, black smoke continues to blanket the Emu Plains area and there are extensive traffic delays on Old Bathurst Road.

Its understood close to 100 fire fighters have been called to assist in getting the fire under control.

K.J.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Friday 4th of November 2016 03:51:53 AM

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BUSHFIRE ADVICE ...    Date of issue: 07 November 2016;  

for Great Northern Highway 50 kilometres north of Auski Road House 

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 50 kilometres North of Auski Road House.
  • The fire is moving across the Great Northern Highway.
  • The bushfire is moving fast in a easterly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • Firefighters are expecting the wind to change from westerly to easterly.
  • ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Approximately 1 kilometre of the Great Northern Highway has been closed, 50 kilometres north of Auski Road House.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area or expect delays. If driving near the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

  • ...........................................................................................................
  • UPDATE  TUESDAY  8/11/2016

          BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • The fire is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.
  • ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    Roads have not been closed.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.
    • 30 Tom Price and Paraburdoo Bush Fire Service and Local Government firefighters  are attending.
    • EXTRA INFORMATION:

      • The fire was reported at 10:44 AM on 6 November 2016 and currently there has been 5000 hectares burnt.
      • The cause of the fire is unknown.
    • K.J.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:39:05 PM



-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:44:31 PM

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Western Sydney fire: Emergency warning issued for fire in Londonderry

The NSW Rural Fire Service issued the warning at 12:42pm.

The fire is burning in the Castlereagh Nature Reserve in the vicinity of Fourth Avenue, Spence Road, Llandilo Road and Mayo Road.

People nearby are advised to shelter as the fire approaches.

Firefighters are on the scene and the water-bombing aircraft 'Thor' is being flown to Londonderry to assist.

K.J.



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WA weather: Catastrophic fire conditions forecast for parts of the state

Hot, dry conditions and strong winds have combined to produce catastrophic fire conditions across southern Western Australia and the Gascoyne region for Wednesday and Thursday.

The potentially catastrophic conditions extend across the Great Southern, Goldfields Midlands and Midwest Gascoyne.

A trough of low pressure is forecast to create northerly winds of more than 70 kilometres per hour and temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius in some areas, such as the Wheatbelt town of Kellerberrin.

Extra fire crews have been put on standby, and two extra fixed wing water bombers have been sent to Albany and Jurien Bay.

The Erickson fire fighting helicopter, which can hold 9,500 litres of water, was brought back to Perth at the weekend.

Fire authorities are urging people to be prepared and not take any risks.

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Fire truck destroyed, 

NSW crews assisting with 500-hectare grass fire near Swan Hill.

A fire truck has been destroyed as crews battle to bring a bushfire under control near Swan Hill, in Victoria's north-west.

The fire remains, which has grown to 500 hectares, is out of control in open country and is being fanned by strong, erratic winds.

Two New South Wales water bombers have been dispatched to assist 30 Victorian trucks and eight aircraft already battling the blaze ahead of a late wind change this afternoon.Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said one of the trucks was burnt after flames came over the top of it but no one was badly hurt

.Temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius have been recorded in Swan Hill.

K.J.



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Smoke Alert for Perth suburbs in the greater metropolitan area

Sunday 27/11/2016

The Department of Parks and Wildlife has issued a smoke alert for Perth metropolitan area and surrounds.

 

 

The smoke is from various bushfires in the south-west.

 

The smoke is expected to clear by later today.

K.J.



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Bushfire closes Eyre Highway, warning issued to travellers crossing Nullarbor

Time of issue: 11:20 AM 
Date of issue: 07 December 2016

  • You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the bushfire has crossed Eyre Highway.
  • The fire started in Nuytsland Nature Reserve.

Bushfire

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

There are two bushfires burning in the area. One fire has been contained and controlled. The second fire is in the vicinity of the Tommy Graham Cave and is uncontained and unpredictable.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

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

Eyre Highway is closed between Madura Roadhouse and Norseman

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are building containment lines.


EXTRA INFORMATION:

  • The fire was reported at 02:00 PM on 3 December 2016.
  • The cause of the fire is lightning.
  • Parks and Wildlife is managing the fire.


Take care out there People !!

K.J.



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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people travelling on Great Northern Highway or Marble Bar Road 10 kilometres north east of NEWMAN in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Great Northern Highway
  • Marble Bar Road

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
  • It is out of control and unpredictable.
  • The alert level for this fire has been upgraded as the fire has crossed Great Northern Highway.
  • There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is burning in the area and the conditions are changing.
  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.
  • The fire started near the intersection of MARBLE BAR RD and GREAT NORTHERN HWY in NEWMAN.
  • It burning in a north westerly direction towards Newman.

K.J.

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Sunday 11/12/2016

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:


                  

Great Northern Hwy W.A.  has been reopened.

 

 

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a southerly direction.
  • It is contained and under control.
  • Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

K.J.



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Bushfire ADVICE for people near Brand Highway Indian Ocean Drive 

Time of issue: 10:50 AM
Date of issue: 22 December 2016

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people near Brand Highway in an area bounded by Dingo Road, Mimegarra Road, Nammegarra Road and Brand Highway in the SHIRE OF DANDARAGAN.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads remain closed including:

Mimegarra Road near the intersection of Brand Highway

Mimegarra Road near the intersection of Dingo Road

Meadows Road near the intersection of Indian Ocean Drive

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

50 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.

EXTRA INFORMATION:

A shed with machinery has been lost.

The fire was reported at 12:07 PM on 21 December 2016 and currently there has been 2600 hectares burnt.

The cause of the fire is lightning.

K.J.

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Upper Swan bushfire ;  threatening lives as strong winds fan blaze

The blaze started last night, but is now being fanned by strong winds and is heading towards homes in the city of Swan. W.A.

An emergency level alert has been issued for the fire.

About 120 firefighters are at the scene of the blaze, which is threatening properties on Copley and St Albans roads and Coondaree Parade.

 

A bushfire burning at night through trees.

The area is home to hobby and equestrian farms and residents are being warned to leave immediately if possible.

Firefighters said the bushfire was moving fast in a westerly direction with flames up to six metres high and that burning embers were starting spot fires up to 150 metres ahead of the blaze.

UPDATES TO FOLLOW  K.J.

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UPDATE  MON 9/1/17  9.10AM W.T.

Wind change helping: DFES

DFES spokesman Alan Gale said a favourable wind change at day break was now helping firefighters.

"A lot of the smoke has dissipated already," he said.

"So those winds have gone from that south-westerly and swung back more around to an easterly at the moment, which is pushing it back on itself, which is good news.

"The threat is not over yet because with these sorts of winds it will start moving out to a new front on the opposite side of the fire, but the risk certainly has been reduced."

He said forecast hot weather was of concern, with Perth expecting 35 degrees today.

A resident on Coondaree Parade said he had been up all night battling the fires and had packed the family's dogs in the back of his truck, ready to flee if necessary.

Five dogs in the back of a truck in a garage.

It was not known how the fire started.

The fire at Dawn this morning.............

A bushfire burns on a hill with a paddock in the foreground.

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UPDATE 11.35 AM   MON 9/1/17

Weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate this afternoon with a westerly wind change expected to threaten homes in Brigadoon's Avon Ridge estate.

A bushfire burning on a hill behind a house.

An emergency level alert has been issued for the fire in an area bounded by the Great Northern Highway, Walyunga Road and the Swan River.

"[People] in that area should put their bushfire action plan in place, and if they're not prepared to stay and defend their property, then they should leave now."

Fire Personal numbers on the ground have increased to around 150

K.J.

 

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Thanks for the update , KJ - hope all in the area stay safe!

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UPDATE 5.30PM W/T MON 9/1/17

BUSHFIRE DOWNGRADED ; TO WATCH AND ACT for parts of Upper Swan and Brigadoon in CITY OF SWAN

Good news for People living near this fire,

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded to watch and acts as fire conditions have changed.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving slowly in a westerly direction.
  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • Great Northern Highway is open.

    Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
    • Firefighters are strengthening containment lines, monitoring the fire and mopping up.
    • Approximately 130 career, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Department of Parks and Wildlife firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 07:55 PM on 8 January 2017 and currently there has been 122.8 hectares burnt.

        Lets hope this fire remains under control, and there is no overnight wind,

     Tomorrows temp is forecast to reach 35 Deg C, the same for Wednesday .

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FIRE UPDATE, TUE 10/01/17  7.45AM W/T

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is contained but not controlled.
  • The bushfire is stationary.
  • Weather conditions later today are expected to be unfavourable and will put pressure on containment lines.

K.J.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 10th of January 2017 10:45:35 AM

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Bushfire ADVICE for CHITTERING in SHIRE OF CHITTERING. W.A.

Time of issue: 03:21 PM
Date of issue: 16 January 2017

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people in and near Blue Plains Estate in CHITTERING,

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • It is not yet contained or controlled.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.
A number of roads have been closed including:

  • Great Northern Highway between Blue Plains Road and Marddern South Road, in both directions. 
  • WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:
    • Firefighters are on the scene and building and strengthening containment lines.
    • Approximately 50 Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services,and Bush Fire Service firefighters are attending.
    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

    K.J.



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Hope they get it out soon KJ - still early in the summer - so many fires, especially over the West - have friends who have just moved to the hill out of Perth, - hope they don't get fire up there. Take care all.

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Hope they get it out soon KJ - still early in the summer - so many fires, especially over the West - have friends who have just moved to the hill out of Perth, - hope they don't get fire up there. Take care all.


 Yes, we seem to be getting more than our share of fires here in the West, jules,

There are many hills out of Perth, would your friends be living in Kalamunda  by any chance jules ?

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Not sure KJ, don't know that area at all, and we haven't got their new addy yet.


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Bushfire ADVICE for CHITTERING in SHIRE OF CHITTERING. W.A.

The alert level for this fire has been downgraded as the fire is now stationary.

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Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather district:
Gascoyne Coast. W.A.

Issued at 3:18 am WST on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Weather Situation
Hot conditions with south easterly winds in the morning followed by fresh
afternoon sea breezes.

K.J.

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Bushfire WATCH & ACT for Bridgetown, WA

12.00 noon  25/1

A bushfire Watch & Act has been issued for people in an area north of Blackwood River, east of Klause Road, south of Crowd-Wheatley Road and Peninsula Road, west of Maslin Street and Lefroy Road in Bridgetown, Western Australia.

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4.50pm 25/1

A bushfire that was threatening lives and homes in Bridgetown in Western Australia's South West has been contained, with an emergency warning downgraded.

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WA bushfire:

Lives and homes under threat in Gwindinup, south-east of Bunbury,

An emergency warning has been issued for people in an area east of South West Highway, north of Argyle Road, and near Myrtle Ridge, Hetherington Road, Hooker Street, Hurst Road and the surrounding areas.

About 30 firefighters have been sent to the area, and water bombers are being sent in to assist those on the ground.

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A massive plume of smoke can be seen from Bunbury, about 30 kilometres away.

The department says homes in Hetherington Road are under threat by fire.

The bushfire is moving fast in a south-easterly direction, towards Argyle and Donnybrook.

Temperatures have soared in Western Australia today, with nearby Donnybrook forecast to hit 37 degrees Celsius.

https://twitter.com/Roxanne_Taylor/status/824531581381464065

UPDATE FRI 27/1

Fire authorities in Western Australia say no properties were lost during a bushfire around the town of Gwindinup south-east of Bunbury, which has now been contained.

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Perth bushfire:

Lives and homes under threat in Bedfordale,

Time of issue: 07:13 PM
Date of issue: 08 February 2017

A bushfire is burning in the semi-rural south-eastern suburb of Bedfordale in Western Australia, threatening lives and homes.

A smoke plume rises in Perth's south east, over the river.

The bushfire is out of control and unpredictable. Footage has been aired on the Seven Network, which appears to show flames higher than trees.

Thick grey smoke from a bushfire fills the sky over the ocean off Perth's coast, with a fishing rod on the front of a boat.

The fire is threatening homes.

A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people east of South Western Highway, south of Bedfordale Hill Road and north of Thomas Road in MOUNT RICHON, WUNGONG, DARLING DOWNS and BYFORD in the CITY OF ARMADALE and SHIRE OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

  • Firefighters are on the scene.
  • Approximately 100 firefighters are attending.
  • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS:

Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site.A number of roads have been closed including:

South Western Highway

K.J.

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UPDATED  2.00 AM 9TH FEB..............

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/bushfire-in-perth-south-east-bedfordale/8253504


UPDATE  10.15 AM   9TH FEB.........

A fire which threatened homes in Perth's south-east overnight has eased as forecast rains begin to pass over the city.

the forecast for Perth is for falls of between 5 and 20 millimetres of rain by midday (WST).

Firefighters said the blaze, fanned by wind gusts up to 70 kilometres per hour, came to within 200 metres of some properties, but at this stage the only damage had been to fences in the semi-rural area.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Brad Miles said the blaze no longer posed an immediate threat, but residents in Bedfordale and Wungong needed to remain vigilant.

He warned residents would have little time to react if the fire did cross containment lines.

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The NSW Rural Fire Service advises:

Fire Weather Warning...............

Issued 3:38:00 PM AEDT on Saturday 11 February 2017

for the Far North Coast, North Coast, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney Region,
Southern Ranges, Central Ranges, Northern Slopes, North Western, Upper Central
West Plains, Lower Central West Plains and Far Western fire areas.

Issued at 3:38 pm EDT on Saturday 11 February 2017.

Weather Situation
An approaching front to the south is dragging hot, dry air down across New
South Wales. The addition of fresh to strong W/NW winds ahead of this front
tomorrow will produce extreme to catastrophic fire conditions.

For the rest of Saturday 11 February:

Severe Fire Danger in the following fire areas:
Greater Hunter, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges and Lower Central West Plains

For Sunday 12 February:

Catastrophic Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Greater Hunter, Central Ranges and North Western

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
North Coast, Northern Slopes, Upper Central West Plains and Lower Central West
Plains

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire areas:
Far North Coast, Greater Sydney Region and Far Western



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