Very Hot Conditions Force Total Fire Bans For Thursday

Also severe fire dangers

4 January 2018

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Thursday is expected to be very hot and windy at times, which has forced Total Fire Bans to be imposed for the day.

The following shires have imposed Total Fire Bans:

  • Bruce Rock
  • Coolgardie
  • Corrigin
  • Dumbleyung
  • Dundas
  • Esperance
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Kellerberrin
  • Kent
  • Kondinin
  • Kulin
  • Lake Grace
  • Laverton
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Merredin
  • Mount Marshall
  • Mukinbudin
  • Narembeen
  • Nungarin
  • Trayning
  • Westonia
  • Yilgarn

When Total Fire Bans are imposed, it prohibits the lighting of any fires in the open air and any other activities that may start a fire.

The ban includes all open air fires for the purpose of cooking or camping. It also includes incinerators, welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting.

Full details can be found here.

Meanwhile, severe fire dangers have been put in place for Thursday across the following districts:

  • Gascoyne Coast
  • Gascoyne Inland
  • Goldfields
  • Ninghan
  • Avon
  • Jilbadgie
  • Roe
  • Lakes
  • Esperance Inland
  • Eucla
  • Ravensthorpe Inland
  • Stirling Inland

These conditions are very hot, dry and windy for a bush or grass fire.

If a fire were to start and take hold it will be unpredictable and move very fast.

Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions.

More details can be found at

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