Emergency WA is the State's official website for community warnings and other emergency management information for bushfires, storms, cyclones, floods, prescribed burns, hazardous material incidents and more. Kangaroo spotted bounding around Melbourne mall. Stay safe and informed with ABC's checklists & survival kits. It comes after a blaze tore through Yanchep National Park and severely damaged a petrol station as well as a house on the same property late on Wednesday. The Yanchep fire has flared up, with a new Emergency Warning issued. Fire authorities have said they are expecting the blaze to be a "multi-day event". Visit us at Perth's historic first Fire Station - Now open. Parnham injured in Ascot race fall. The best way to keep informed during an emergency is to seek information from your relevant emergency services agency. Another resident, Tim Williams, chose to stay behind. More than 30 career and bush fire service firefighters are at the scene and aerial support has been sent to assist ground crews. Yanchep firefighters to get $914,000 of modern updates to fire station November 23, 2020 4:42 pm AEDT Public art and celebration of Aboriginal culture take centre stage at Alkimos Central The blaze began near the intersection of Indian Ocean Drive and Yanchep Beach Road. The information on this website is not intended to be used to make decisions about active fires. Just over $424,000 will be contributed from the Emergency Services Levy to complete the refurbishments and extension. As stated by Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan: “Volunteer firefighters, such as those from Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, can greatly benefit from new fit-for-purpose and modern facilities. “I am very proud to be part of the McGowan team which is delivering for our local fire stations, and very proud to stand alongside Minister Logan as he made the announcement.”, Today, I have signed into law S. 2981, the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned…, On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the President signed into law: H.R. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services says some residents are not yet able to return to their homes as emergency services personnel are still working in the area to make it safe. The fire has so far burnt through more than 1,680 hectares of mostly dense scrub, about 50 kilometres north of Perth's CBD, as the city braces for a run of record-breaking heat until Sunday. "At the minute, I feel lucky that it has missed our house, because it is so close to where it has come through, we just hope the wind doesn't change direction. DFES is managing the fire. An emergency warning is in place for people in Two Rocks, Breakwater and Seatree Estates, as well as parts of Yanchep, Wilbinga, Caraban. "It's so sad that such a massive part of our community was destroyed … Yanchep has grown so much and I feel like the servo was our old icon of the old Yanchep. The fire started near INDIAN OCEAN DR in YANCHEP. There is a threat to lives and homes. "I just had all the sprinklers on and just kept an eye on it, it got close but I think we're all right. “Last year’s fires in Yanchep and Two Rocks serve as an important reminder about how invaluable volunteers are to our emergency response. For those on the fire ground, a temperature drop is needed before they fix a control line. The department said updates would be provided if arrangements needed to be changed on the advice of emergency service staff. Anyone with homes in those areas is being told it is too dangerous to return. Fire crews battle a bushfire in Yanchep, Western Australia. DFES Incident Photographer Lewis van Bommel Two evacuation centres are in operation at Gumblossom Community … A community meeting will be held today at 10:00am at the community centre. The upgrades are part of a $60 million blitz to maintain or upgrade State assets including police and fire stations. Fire crews are battling to contain a bushfire north of Perth that has triggered a second emergency warning in as many days as temperatures in the city are forecast to top 40 degrees Celsius for the next four days. The watch and act zone now extends south of Yanchep Beach Road to Pipidinny Road in Eglinton. Welcome to Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescues facebook page. “New or upgraded facilities can help attract more volunteers and give existing volunteers greater support, more training and office space, and more appropriate appliance areas. People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. The fire remained at emergency level overnight with a continued threat to lives and homes in the Perth suburb of Yanchep after a petrol station as well as a house on the same property were severely damaged late yesterday. Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. UPDATE: One home has been affected by the bushfire emergency in Yanchep tonight, a DFES spokesperson has confirmed. Residents from communities north of Perth were urged to evacuate as a major bushfire threatened Two Rocks and Yanchep on December 13. Today's temperature will hit 41C in Perth with a fire danger rating of severe. All trademarks and rights are owned by their respective owners. "I'm glad I did miss it because it has just flared back up again, so we've come back home, got some more stuff. One house and a Yanchep petrol station were destroyed, and about 13,000 hectares was burnt. More than 200 firefighters from a range of services are currently fighting the blaze and strengthening containment lines. WHAT TO DO: Stay alert and monitor your surroundings. An original emergency warning was scaled back to a watch and act level shortly after 5:00am on Thursday, but Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Superintendent Ray Buchan said crews were still working hard to build containment lines to keep the fire within the national park. The department has also encouraged parents of children at three other schools in the area to keep those students at home, but said a small number of staff would still be available at each of the sites to supervise children during school hours if required. Homes in the Seatrees and Breakwater estates were then under immediate threat, but this morning were listed as part of the watch and act area. The home was in the vicinity of the Yanchep Service Station, which was destroyed as the fast-moving blaze moved in a north westerly direction towards homes. Horrific hit and run caught on CCTV. Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will have a new upgraded home for the 2021-22 bushfire season with $914,000 of renovations to start next year. A Department of Emergency Services spokesman said the fire has torn through about 1300 hectares and continued to threaten the communities of Yanchep and Two Rocks as well as outlying communities. Evening News Update - November 18. You are in danger and need to act immediately to survive. Authorities are expected to downgrade an emergency warning for a fire burning north of Yanchep. Yanchep resident Tara Annandale said conditions last night were "a bit surreal" as the fire raged and engulfed the service station. We don't put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. The fire station will have new ablutions, a tunic room, a breathing apparatus room, an office, a storeroom, a kitchen, a training room and a lounge room. Helicopter footage from the scene showed structures on fire at the petrol station, including a number of surrounding vehicles. 20 were here. The Western Australia Rural Fire Service (WA RFS) issued an emergency fire warning in Yanchep, in the north of Perth, at around 10:00 (local time) on Wednesday, December 11. Find out more Yanchep Beach Road, Old Yanchep Road and Indian Ocean Drive have been closed, with a section of Wanneroo Road closed from Pipidinny Road to Breakwater Drive. "The next three days for us are significant in relation to the 40-degree-plus days. "There absolutely still is a threat … we can rapidly escalate the warnings if there is a need to do that," he said. Incident Report Request Lodge an Incident Report Request A mid-afternoon wind change on Thursday saw the fire move north towards Two Rocks, threatening the suburb and houses to its east and triggering an alert. Motorists are asked to avoid the … A bushfire EMERGENCY WARNING has been issued for people Yanchep Beach Road and Old Yanchep Road to the north, Indian Ocean Drive to the east and Marmion Avenue to the west including Yanchep Golf Estate and Yanchep National Park in the CITY OF WANNEROO. "We encourage the community to maintain vigilance … although we're saying the work that's been done [so far] has been effective, due to the weather conditions that are expected, that can change rapidly.". Volunteering Enquiry Enquire about the DFES volunteering services. Fire authorities told people in several local areas to move south, while others were warned that they should plan to leave their homes if necessary. "They've always been there for all of us … I could image they're probably in shock today and I'm just wishing them all my prayers and best," she said. Approximately $7 million will be spent across the State as part of the recovery plan to improve Emergency Services facilities over two years. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will have a new upgraded home for the 2021-22 bushfire season with $914,000 of renovations to start next year. 0m 37s. A temporary evacuation centre has been set up at 17 Tapping Way in Quinns Rocks. "The wife and kids left earlier but I think we're all right now, I think there's not much left to burn," he said. Yanchep fire. 3465, the “Fallen Journalist…, Today, President Donald J. Trump granted Full Pardons to 26 individuals and commuted part or…, The Andrews Labor Government is helping make sure Victorians most in need will have a…, $1.4 million investment in health and wellbeing of young children living in the cities of…, Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd chosen as preferred proponent to reactivate Cossack townsite Proposed eco-tourism and…, /Public Release. "The wife's packing up some sentimental [things] and I'm just packing up the hard drives and computer, all information on it.". This petrol station in Yanchep was razed to the ground Credit: 7NEWS. 2m 07s. Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames. Fire Incidents & Warnings. The fire burnt through 650 hectares of bush in Perth, forcing residents in Yanchep to evacuate WA's health department has activated a state hazard plan … Hundreds of Yanchep and Two Rocks residents attended a community meeting on Friday morning to receive an update on the fire. Anyone there planning to leave should travel east along Breakwater Drive and then take Indian Ocean Drive. "When it got right here it was pretty hot and goes pretty quick, there's not much you can really do. "You don't really know what to do. She said she had known the owners of the service station for 25 years are they were "icons in this community". The blaze at Yanchep National park is still a threat to people in surrounding areas with an emergency warning in place. Lives and homes remain under threat from the Yanchep bushfire as scorching conditions prompted total fire bans across much of WA’s south west corner. “These local heroes are extremely deserving. They have been told by authorities to leave immediately if the path is clear or prepare to actively defend homes. Welcome to Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescues facebook page. We could see the flames and they were pretty massive," she said. Important Preparation, Prevention, Response and Recovery information is all found here. "We've certainly tolerated fires before and most of us are pretty used to those sort of conditions and take all precautions, but when it gets this close it's a very frightening experience," she said. An evacuation centre has been set up at the Gumblossom Community Centre in Quinn Rocks. More on 7NEWS.com.au The cause of the fire is unknown. Helicopter footage from the scene showed structures on fire at the petrol station, including a number of surrounding vehicles. "We can only deal with what's presented to us on the day but our biggest concern is making sure we manage it. The City of Wanneroo also has staff in attendance. "For three generations, we were doing our part as a local business to help build Yanchep to what it is today." 16m 58s. “These major refurbishments will not only help these local volunteer firefighters thrive and grow into the future, they play a crucial role in helping the building and construction sector recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19.”. Child Safety Contact DFES in relation to child safety matters. The fire has already destroyed a home and a service station in Yanchep and burned through 5000 hectares since Wednesday. According to fire authorities, the blaze is moving fast in a north westerly direction, is out of control and unpredictable. 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With free entry, the Education and Heritage Centre features engaging exhibits and activities that make learning about safety fun for all ages. Mr Hinton said the fire would likely reach the town of Woodridge, 26km from Two Rocks and on the northern fringe of Yanchep National Park, and residents were urged to evacuate. The Yanchep fire (pictured on December 13) had burned 13,000 hectares of land, a home and a petrol station ... Emmanuel Macron gives update after his coronavirus diagnosis; The fire station will have new ablutions, a tunic room, a breathing apparatus room, an office, a storeroom, a kitchen, a training room and a lounge room. Two Rocks Primary School, Atlantis Beach Baptist College and Cuddles Child Care Centre in Breakwater Estate will be closed today and no-one will be allowed on-site. Avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site. About 35 people used the temporary evacuation centre as shelter on Thursday, while many more stayed with nearby family and friends. "One service station and a house attached to it has been severely impacted by fire. Superintendent Buchan said firefighters on the ground were being supported by aerial resources. We are mindful of the weather that's coming in with the associated wind," he said. Local resident Simon Evans said he and his family decided to leave until conditions improved. The fire is moving fast in a north-westerly direction and is unpredictable. Their work during the Yanchep bushfires was nothing short of immense. View in full. Nearly $500,000 has been provided through the State Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The Emergency Warning area has been extended north to Wilbinga Road. "I was meant to fly out from Perth Airport this morning, but I missed the flight by two minutes because of the warnings here," he said. As of 3:00am, people in the Perth suburb of Two Rocks and people north of Yanchep Beach Road were under immediate threat and advised to leave now, heading south along Two Rocks Road. A fire burning close to residential neighbourhoods in the northern Perth suburb of Yanchep damages one home and a petrol station, and another fire is burning in Toodyay. Another resident, Kerrie France, said the blaze was much more severe than others to hit the area recently. Some other outbuildings have also been damaged, the fire service says. One home and a petrol station were lost. … Read through your bushfire survival plan. 0m 37s. Yanchep fire Emergency Warning area extended north Two Rocks, Breakwater Estate and Seatrees Estate remain under Emergency Warning, authorities have said. 3m 48s. An emergency alert for residents around Guilderton, Gabbadah, Wilbinga, Caraban, Redfield Park, Sovereign Hill, Two Rocks, Yanchep and Eglinton has been downgraded, though the Department of Fire and Emergency Services warned there was still a … Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Volunteer firefighters from Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service played a crucial role during last December’s fires in Yanchep and Two Rocks. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. (9News) Meanwhile the Yanchep National Park fire continues to pose a danger to residents in surrounding areas. "[The owners are] a real community family, they're always helping everyone out so I hope we can do the same and help them.". 0m 36s. 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