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SA fire: Emergency warning issued for bushfire at Sherwood near Keith....

Country Fire Service firefighters are battling the "extremely dangerous bushfire" in the Sherwood area, which includes Dark Island Well, Emu Flat, Wurlyana, Eckert and Wirrega North Roads.

"If you are in this area, you are in danger. There is a risk to your life and property.

The CFS is on its highest level of alert today and extra water bombers have been on standby, after experts forecast the worst fire conditions in the state since the deadly 2015 Pinery blaze.

At midday the temperature in Adelaide had reached 40 degrees Celsius with a predicted top of 41C.

In country South Australia, Port Augusta is predicted to hit 46C, Renmark 45C, Port Pirie 44C and 44C at Whyalla.

K.J.



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Bushfire Advice - travelling on Hyden-Norseman Road, in the vicinity of Thursday Rock, 80 kilometres west of NORSEMAN in the SHIRE OF DUNDAS.....

Time of issue: 03:46 PM 
Date of issue: 13 January 2018

ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

  • Hyden-Norseman Road is closed between Norseman and Hyden. 

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

Firefighters are on the scene and actively fighting the fire.

  • The fire was reported at 09:30 AM on 17 December 2017 and currently there has been approximately 100,000 hectares burnt.

  • The cause of the fire is lightning.

  • K.J.


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Thanks for sharing KJ.

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No worries Jules,

If by posting about possible fire danger to anyone travelling the highways, and that advice keeps them safe,

I feel that it's all been worth while. 

Cheers K.J.



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Time of issue: 03:01 PM  
Date of issue: 14 January 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for 12km south-east of Mundaring in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

ALERT LEVEL:  

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 10km south of Great Eastern Highway near Gorrie Road, Chambers Road and Firewood Road in the Shire of Mundaring..

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.

  • 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 near the intersection of Gorrie Rd and Chamber Road in Mundaring and is travelling west towards Mundaring Weir.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • 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:

    • Firewood Road from the intersection of Mundaring Weir Road

    • Gorrie Road

    • Smit Road from the intersection Yarra Road

    • Bibbulmun Track between the Hills Forest and Mt Dale

    • Ashendon Road between Mundaring Weir Road and Dale West Road

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

  • K.J...


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Time of issue: 03:01 PM  
Date of issue: 14 January 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for 12km south-east of Mundaring in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

 

ALERT LEVEL:  

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 10km south of Great Eastern Highway near Gorrie Road, Chambers Road and Firewood Road in the Shire of Mundaring..

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.

  • 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 near the intersection of Gorrie Rd and Chamber Road in Mundaring and is travelling west towards Mundaring Weir.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • 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:

    • Firewood Road from the intersection of Mundaring Weir Road

    • Gorrie Road

    • Smit Road from the intersection Yarra Road

    • Bibbulmun Track between the Hills Forest and Mt Dale

    • Ashendon Road between Mundaring Weir Road and Dale West Road

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

  • K.J...

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  - bounded by Bussell Highway, Caves Road, Green Hill Road, Jane Road and Palmdale Avenue Road in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER W.A.....

Time of issue: 02:36 PM 
Date of issue: 29 January 2018

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

  • The fire started near BUSSELL HWY and Westbay Retreat Caravan Park in AUGUSTA.

  • It is burning on both sides of Bussell Highway in paddocks.

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • 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:

    • Caves Road from Stockdill Road to Bussell Highway in both directions. 

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

  • K.J.

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Homes evacuated as strong winds fan flames of bushfire near Augusta W.A.

Bushfire Emergency Warning - south of Poole Road, west of Bussell Highway, north of Greenhill Road and Jane Road and east of Caves Road in Augusta in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER 

Firefighters save homes

Shire of Augusta chief bushfire control officer Dave Holland told ABC Radio Perth firefighters had managed to save a number of homes.

"We've managed to keep it away from a number of houses," he said.

"As far as I'm aware [the people at the caravan park] are all safe.

K.J.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 30th of January 2018 02:50:29 AM



-- Edited by kiwijims on Tuesday 30th of January 2018 02:56:32 AM

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Time of issue: 03:01 PM  
Date of issue: 14 January 2018


Bushfire ADVICE for 12km south-east of Mundaring in SHIRE OF MUNDARING

 

ALERT LEVEL:  

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people 10km south of Great Eastern Highway near Gorrie Road, Chambers Road and Firewood Road in the Shire of Mundaring..

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.

  • 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 near the intersection of Gorrie Rd and Chamber Road in Mundaring and is travelling west towards Mundaring Weir.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • 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:

    • Firewood Road from the intersection of Mundaring Weir Road

    • Gorrie Road

    • Smit Road from the intersection Yarra Road

    • Bibbulmun Track between the Hills Forest and Mt Dale

    • Ashendon Road between Mundaring Weir Road and Dale West Road

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

  • K.J...

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  - bounded by Bussell Highway, Caves Road, Green Hill Road, Jane Road and Palmdale Avenue Road in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER W.A.....

Time of issue: 02:36 PM 
Date of issue: 29 January 2018

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

  • The fire started near BUSSELL HWY and Westbay Retreat Caravan Park in AUGUSTA.

  • It is burning on both sides of Bussell Highway in paddocks.

  • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.

  • It is out of control and unpredictable.

  • 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:

    • Caves Road from Stockdill Road to Bussell Highway in both directions. 

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

  • K.J.

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Homes evacuated as strong winds fan flames of bushfire near Augusta W.A.

Bushfire Emergency Warning - south of Poole Road, west of Bussell Highway, north of Greenhill Road and Jane Road and east of Caves Road in Augusta in the SHIRE OF AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER 

Firefighters save homes

Shire of Augusta chief bushfire control officer Dave Holland told ABC Radio Perth firefighters had managed to save a number of homes.

"We've managed to keep it away from a number of houses," he said.

 

"As far as I'm aware [the people at the caravan park] are all safe.

K.J.

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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY WARNING for eastern part of ELLEKER in CITY OF ALBANY W.A.

 

Time of issue: 03:19 PM 
Date of issue: 01 February 2018

 

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

  • Homes on Elleker-Grasmere Road will be UNDER THREAT by fire in 30 minutes.

  • A map showing the bushfire zone east of Albany.
  • The fire started near the intersection of ELLEKER-GRASMERE ROAD and LOWER DENMARK ROAD in ELLEKER.

  • It is burning towards Lake Powell Nature Reserve.

  • BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction.

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

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

    There is spotting up to five kilometres in front of the fire.

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire.

    • Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

    • A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Elleker-Grasmere Road between Lower Denmark Road and Mutton Bird Road.

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

    • K.J.





-- Edited by kiwijims on Thursday 1st of February 2018 08:01:54 PM

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NSW RFS says bushfire has destroyed dozens of homes around Tarraganda and Tathra....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-18/nsw-bushfire-emergency-near-tathra/9560940

K.J.



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NSW bushfire threat near Tathra eases but firefighters fear 70 homes and buildings lost....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-19/nsw-bushfire-eases-at-tathra-firefighters-count-homes-lost/9561734

K.J.



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Two fires burning out of control in WA's south threatening lives and homes.....

A wall of flame on a hill with lights in the foreground.

Two bushfires are threatening lives and homes in communities across Western Australia's south, as winds from the season's first strong cold front fan flames, sparking spot fires up to 1.5 kilometres ahead of one blaze.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-25/wa-bushfires-threatening-lives-and-homes-amid-major-storm/9797968

K.J.

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UPDATE.....   More than 30 fires remain active in the region, and DFES said it was "an unprecedented fire situation within the City of Albany".

One house confirmed as being burnt out, there's another shed which is full of farm materials burnt out.

Bushfires burn on a hillside at night next to a body of water.

Bushfires rage near Albany on WA's south coast.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-25/wa-bushfires-threatening-lives-and-homes-amid-major-storm/9797968

k.j.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Friday 25th of May 2018 07:09:28 PM

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"BY GUM''  BUSH FIRES IN ENGLAND NOW !!!

Fire rages across Saddleworth Moor near Manchester in northwest England....

British fire officials have asked for military help to fight a moorland fire that drove dozens of people from their homes in northwest England on Wednesday.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-28/fire-rages-across-moorland-near-manchester-in-northwest-england/9918510



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Two Darwin homes destroyed as emergency services brace for further fires.....

A grass fire moves close to a house in Johnston.

Two homes have been destroyed in a blaze at Darwin River, as authorities brace for "uncontrollable and difficult" fire conditions today.

Aerial crews were called in to help fight the out-of-control blaze covering 160 hectares of land along Darwin River Road on Monday afternoon.

It was brought under control hours later, but residents have been warned the fire has not yet been extinguished.

Fifteen properties were affected and Bushfires NT has since confirmed two homes have been destroyed.

Authorities will undertake further assessments today.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-03/two-homes-lost-fire-darwin-fire-crews-brace-further-blaze/9934030

K.J.



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Australians could die unnecessarily in house fires due to smoke alarm policies, claims senior US firefighter.....

Boston Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Fleming alleges that a smoke alarm commonly used in Australian homes the ionisation alarm is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths worldwide.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-27/australians-could-die-in-house-fires-due-to-smoke-alarm-policies/10042996

K.J.



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NSW bushfires: Strong winds cause blazes to flare up, sparking emergency warnings...

A bushfire

Strong winds are fanning bushfires across NSW and prompting emergency warnings, with residents in one rural town in the state's north-east warned to be wary of live wires from downed power poles.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-18/nsw-bushfires:-strong-winds-cause-blazes-to-flare-up/10135858

K.J.



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Salt Ash bushfire in NSW upgraded to emergency....

Fire burns in bushland

An emergency warning has been issued as the Salt Ash bushfire, in New South Wales' Hunter region, intensifies again.

The NSW Rural Fire Service [RFS] said the out of control fire at Port Stephens, which has already destroyed more than 1486 hectares, is burning towards Rookes Road, Lemon Tree Passage Road and Brownes Road.

The RFS said fire activity was "increasing as the day warms up".

People in the area have been warned to take shelter as the fire approaches - it is too late to leave.

 

Strong westerly winds have impacted the fire ground.

There have been no confirmed reporters of any loss or damage to property.

The RFS has also warned people in the areas of Tilligerry, Tanilba Bay, Mallabula and Lemon Tree Passage.

As of this morning, there are about 82 bush and grass fires burning across the state.

Firefighters will continue working to contain fires burning in Port Stephens, Shoalhaven and Bega.

The RFS said windy conditions are not expected to ease up until Wednesday, which means some areas will remain Very High fire danger.

 

K.J.



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Fire Danger Spikes in the NT.....

Hot and dry conditions are combining with gusty winds to produce severe and extreme fire danger across the Top End today.

All parts of the mainland coast along with the Katherine Fire Protection Area have a severe fire danger rating for Saturday.

Darwin and the Adelaide River area is experiencing extreme fire dangers today on the back of many severe fire danger days in September.

 FD%20NT.JPG

Temperatures are again climbing well into the mid-thirties for most of the state with humidity generally below 20%. At 2:00pm CST, Bradshaw recorded a relative humidity of just 8%, along with temperatures above 37 degrees.

Despite the hot and dry conditions, it is the increased wind speeds blowing from the east today that is leading to such a large area seeing severe or higher fire dangers.

K.J.



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Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people at Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station and Eco Beach, and surrounding areas in the SHIRE OF BROOME....

Time of issue: 11:24 AM..... W.S.T.
Date of issue: 17 October 2018

 

  • You need to leave act immediately, do not wait and see.

  • The fire started near Dampier Downs Road in Gingerah.

  • The fire is burning towards Great Northern Highway.

  • BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a westerly direction at 6 kilometres per hour.

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

    • Burning embers are likely to be blown around your home. Spot fires are starting up to 1000 metres ahead of the fire.

    • This means Thangoo Homestead, Barn Hill Station, Eco Beach and people travelling on Great Northern Highway may be threatened by fire.


    ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

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

    • Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse

    • Dampier Downs Road

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

    Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Shire of Broome.

     


    WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

    • Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines and building fire breaks.

      • Approximately 16 firefighters including volunteers from Broome VFRS, Broome BFB and Broome SES are on scene.

      • Local pastoralists, ranger groups, DBCA firefighters and DFES staff are also assisting.

      • Crews are actively backburning from Great Northern Highway.


    EXTRA INFORMATION:

    • The fire was reported at 05:24 AM on 11 October 2018 and currently there has been 500,000 hectares burnt.

    • The cause of the fire is lightning.

    • DFES is managing the fire.


    KEEP UP TO DATE: 

    Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins. 
    Updates will be issued every two hours unless the situation changes.

  • K.J.



-- Edited by kiwijims on Wednesday 17th of October 2018 03:30:18 PM

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Total fire ban declared across parts of NSW as temperatures set to soar....

A total fire ban is in place across parts of New South Wales today as temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius in the state's west.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-02/total-fire-ban-across-parts-of-nsw-as-temperatures-soar/10457696

K.J.



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Bushfire Advice - on or near WALLAL DOWNS STATION in the SHIRE OF BROOME and the area bounded by Marble Bar Road, the De Grey River and Ripon Island, including MARBLE BAR in the SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA and the TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

Time of issue: 02:04 AM 
Date of issue: 17 November 2018

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

  • You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

  • The fire is burning along Great Northern Highway.

  • BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

    • The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.

    • It is out of control and unpredictable.

    •  ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS: 

    • A number of roads have been closed including:

      • Great Northern Highway in both directions from Marble Bar Road to Sandfire Roadhouse.

      • Boreline Road.

      • Cape Keraudren Road.

      • Pardoo Roadhouse and Cape Keraudren Caravan Park are closed.
    • K.J.


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