Current Warnings

Thursday 2 January 2020 11.00am

Message from DFES

Community Fire Information - Stirling Range National Park

Community Fire Information - Stirling Range National Park

 

Sunday 29 December 2019 5.00 pm

Message from DFES

There is a bushfire in the vicinity of the Stirling Range National Park and surrounding areas. It is important to stay up to date. See www.emergency.wa.gov.au for the latest bushfire information.

Saturday 28 December 2019 (4.55 pm)

 

🔥 Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park and properties south of Salt River Road, east of Solomons Road, south of Sandalwood road, west of Gnowellen Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP. 🔥

Publication time: 04:23 PM, 28/12/19.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park and properties south of Salt River Road, east of Solomons Road, south of Sandalwood road, west of Gnowellen Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

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

‼️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 plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

- At all times close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

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

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🔥 Bushfire ADVICE has been issued for people east of Yetermerup Road, south of North Stirling Road and Borden-Bremer Bay Road, west of Haxby Road, and north of Cuch Road, Salt River Road and Sandalwood Road in SHIRES OF GNOWANGERUP AND CRANBROOK.🔥

⚠️ 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.

‼️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.

🔥BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR🔥

- The bushfire is moving fast in a north westerly direction.
- It is out of control and unpredictable.

🛑SAFEST ROUTE🛑

Head in a northerly direction.

🚧ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS🚧

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

The following roads are closed:

- Bluff Knoll Road
- Mt Trio Road
- Toolbrunup Road
- Part of Salt River Road west of Formby Road
- South and east of Yetemerup Road
- Salt River Road a Ronald Shaw Road
- Chester Pass Road at Salt River Road
- Formby Road South at Salt River Road
- Chester Pass Road at Woogenellup Road

WA Police Force are assisting in managing road closures.

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 travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

🌲SITE CLOSURES🌲

- Stirling Range Retreat
- Stirling Range National Park
- Bluff Knoll Recreation Site
- Moingup Springs Campground
- Mt Trio bush camp and caravan park

🚨WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING🚨

- Firefighters are on the scene, actively fighting the fire, strengthening containment lines.
- 100 Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES and Bushfire Brigade and pastoralists firefighters are attending.
- Aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews.

ℹ️EXTRA INFORMATIONℹ️

- Currently there has been 4250 hectares burnt.
- The cause of the fire is lightning.
- Parks and Wildlife Service is managing the fire.

ℹ️Find out more information on the Emergency WA website: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/…

Saturday 28 December 2019

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT for Stirling Range National Park, Camel Lake Nature Reserve and properties south of Salt River Road, east of Solomons Road, south of Sandalwood road, west of Gnowellen Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

Publication time: 02:35 PM, 28/12/19.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has issued a bushfire WATCH AND ACT for people in the vicinity of Stirling Range National Park, Camel Lake Nature Reserve and properties south of Salt River Road, east of Solomons Road, south of Sandalwood road, west of Gnowellen Road in SHIRE OF GNOWANGERUP.

You need to leave or get ready to actively defend.

Find out more information on the Emergency WA website:

https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/…

 

Friday 27 December 2019

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE -There is currently a fire in the "Camel Lake Nature Reserve" in the Shire of Gnowangerup. Please visit emergency.wa.gov.au for further information.Sent 27/12/19 8.27pm.

Sunday 8 December 2019

Following message from DFES

Bushfire ADVICE for western part of STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK in SHIRES OF CRANBROOK AND PLANTAGENET

Stay up to date by visiting emergency.wa.gov.au

Sent 8/12/2019 @ 8.58am

Friday 3 May 2019

Cranbrook Shire-No further units required at Lunt Rd fire, however any units en-route please continue to assist with mopup. Sent 3/05/2019 @2.57pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE-Fire on House's property (previously Mengler's), Lunt Rd Tenterden. All available units within 10km please respond. Sent 3/05/19 @2.16pm

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Shire of CB - Fire on Tunney Hall Road rounded up, no further assistance required. Thanks to everyone for their response. Please exercise caution when lighting fires despite restrictions being lifted. CBFCO. Sent 30 April 2019 @ 3.08pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire on Tunney Hall Road, Tunney. Any available units please respond. Sent 1.50pm 30/04/2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Cranbrook Shire - No further units required at Poorrarecup Road fire. Any units en-route please continue to assist with mopup. Sent 30/01/19 @3.44pm

CBShire-ADVICE-Fire on Trevor Haynes old property off Poorrarecup Road-All available units within 10km please attend to assist with mopup.Sent 30/1/2019 @2.55pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire on Trevor Haynes old property off Poorrarecup Road. All available units within a 5km radius please attend Sent 30/01/2019 @ 2.55pm

Thursday 24 January 2019

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - No further units required @ Lunt Rd Fire. Sent 24/01/2019 @ 11.10am

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire on Greg Mengler's property, Lunt Road Tenterden. All available units in a 10km radius please respond Sent 24/01/2019 @ 10.47am

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire in Kojonup Shire has worsened. All available units in the area please respond asap. Sent 23/01/2019 @ 2.20pm

Cranbrook Shire-Fire in Kojonup Shire-Fisher Rd, near Phillips Rd, if anyone from the Western end of the CBShire is able to assist, please do. Sent 23/1/19 @2.03pm

Friday 18 January 2019

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE-Fire Salt River Rd Cranbrook under control. If you are en-route please continue. With forecast weather conditions fire needs to be completely extinguished. Sent 18/01/19 @5.50pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire on Salt River Road Cranbrook - additional units required - all units in a 30km radius please respond ". 18/01/19 5:11pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire on Salt River Road Cranbrook near Horrocks property. All available in 15km radius,please respond. Sent 18/1/19 @4:48pm

 

Thursday 10 January 2019

CB Shire-reports of suspicious fire incidents today in the Kojonup/Frankland River area. Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to Police 1800333000. Sent 10/01/19 @3:21pm 

 

 

Sunday 30 December 2018

Cranbrook Shire CBFCO - Kojonup request additional assistance with fire @Peter Hart property - Wakhinup Rd Kojonup. Enter thru front gate. Sent 30/12/18 @2:47pm

 

Saturday 29 December 2018

CB Shire - No additional units required at Frankland River fire - however if units are nearby assistance with mop-up is required. Sent 29/12/18 @ 3:58pm

CB Shire- Additional units required to assist with fire at Bolbelup & Frankland/Cranbrook Rd - all units within 20km radius please respond.Sent 29/12/18 @3:16pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE- Fire in vicinity Rowan Bigwood & Clive Quick properties @Bolbelup & Frankland/Cranbrook Rd Frankland River. All available units in 10km radius please respond. Sent 29/12/18 @2:41pm

 

Cranbrook Shire- Fire under control at Salt River Rd & Yetemerup Rd Cranbrook. No additional units required. Sent 29/12/18 @1:08pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE- Fire cnr Salt River Rd & Yetemerup Rd Cranbrook. All available units in a 15km radius please respond. Sent 29/12/18 @12:51pm

 

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire North of Cranbrook- reported to CBFCO & under control. Please be advised smoke may be in the area. Sent 26/12/18 6:47pm

 

Friday 14 December 2018

CB Shire - Fire under control @ Bellavista - mopping up continuing and firebreaks under construction. Thank you for prompt response. Sent 14/12/18/ @4:52pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE-Update fire confirmed @ Bellavista alternate entrance available off Brickhouse Rd- all available units 30km radius. Sent 14/12/18 @3:28pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Fire possibly @ Bellavista. Head down Salt River Rd onto Solomons Rd. Available units in the area please respond. Sent 14/12/18 @3:21pm

 

 

CB Shire - no additional units required @ Martagullup / Happy Valley Rd fire. Thank you for your prompt response. Sent 14/12/2018 @12:51pm

Cranbrook Shire-Advice- Fire at Martagallup and Happy Valley Rd in Plantagenet Shire. All available units within a 20km radius please respond.Sent 14/12/18 @12:37pm

 

 

Thursday 13 December 2018

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE- Fire on "Westfield" under control. Assistance still required for mop up purposes if you are en-route to the fire. Sent 13/12/18 @8:52pm

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE-Header fire @ "Westfield"on FR/Rocky Gully Road,Frankland River.All available units in 20km radius please respond. Sent 13/12/18 @8:13pm

 

Sunday 2 December 2018

CB Shire - Salt River Rd & Climie St(Great Southern Hwy) intersection is now open.Please note hazard signs in the area & drive with caution.Sent 2/12/18 @7:15pm

 

Cranbrook Shire - Salt River Rd and Climie St (Great Southern Hwy) intersection closed to all vehicles. Heavy vehicles wanting to access CBH alternate route via Tenterden -turn at Gillam St, continue on Ronaldshaw Rd & left onto Salt River Rd until further notice. Sent 2/12/18 @4:21pm

 

As a result of the vehicle fire and damage to nearby power lines on the cnr of Salt River Road and Climie Street Cranbrook, their is a power outage affecting the whole of the Shire and some neighbouring Shires. According to the Western Power website power will not be restored until 5pm.

To stay up to date on the power outage time frame head to: https://westernpower.com.au/faults-outages/power-outages-map/

 

Cranbrook Shire - Vehicle fire under control on cnr Salt River Road and Climie Street Cranbrook. No further units required. Sent 2/12/18 @2:06pm

 

Cranbrook Shire-Cranbrook CBH will be closed until at least 5pm today due to power outage from vehicle fire. CBH will advise when facility is open again. Sent 2/12/18 @1:59pm

 

Cranbrook Shire-Salt River Road CLOSED in Cranbrook town due to vehicle fire-no access to CBH via Great Southern Hwy. Further advise to come.Sent 2/12/18 1:43pm

 

Cranbrook Shire-ADVICE - Vehicle fire on cnr Salt River Road and Climie Street Cranbrook. All available units 15km radius please respond. Sent 2/12/18 @ 1:27pm

 

Bushfire Warning Alerts

 

1 October - 30 April

CAMPING AND COOKING FIRES

Camping and cooking fires are  prohibited within the Shire of Cranbrook from 1 October – 30 April each year or unless written permission has been expressly given by the Shire of Cranbrook Chief Executive Officer as is pursuant with the Bush Fires Act 1954 Section 25.1(a) through to 1(d).