Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Roebuck Plains: Bushfire advice

A bushfire is burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway between Roebuck Plains and Bidyadanga turnoff.

DFESYou can read DFES’ advice here:

**Please note change to Warning Area, Bushfire Behaviour and Road Closures**

The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Time of issue: 4.50pm

Date of issue: 23 October 2013

Bushfire ADVICE for the Great Northern Highway, between Roebuck Plains and the Bidyadanga turn off, in the Shire of Broome

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people south of Broome travelling along the Great Northern Highway, between Roebuck Plains and the Bidyadanga turn off, in the Shire of Broome.

The fire is now burning on both sides of Great Northern Highway.

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.

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.

• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.

ROAD CLOSURES:

No roads are closed.

Motorists should avoid the area and be aware of fire and other emergency services personnel working on site.

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is moving fast in a south western direction.

It is out of control and unpredictable.

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

DFES is monitoring the fire.

CAUSE:

The cause of the fire is unknown.

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

DFES is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au, call 1300 657 209 or listen to news bulletins.

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