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Weather Warnings - Fire Weather Warning for Kimberley and Pilbara

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

FIRE WEATHER WARNING
Issued at 3:05 am WST on Wednesday, 31 October 2012

For Wednesday:

A SEVERE Fire Danger [GFDI 50-74] is forecast for the Shire of Ashburton Inland
and the Shire of East Pilbara South.

If you are in a SEVERE Fire Danger area:

Fire and Emergency Services Authority [FESA] advises that if a fire starts and
takes hold it will be unpredictable, move very fast and difficult for
firefighters to bring under control.
Read through your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have one decide what you
will do if a fire starts.
If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early
in the day is your safest option.
Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire
protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety.
For further bushfire advice and information on total fire bans go to:
www.fesa.wa.gov.au

Weather Situation
Hot through inland parts of the Pilbara during Wednesday with fresh and gusty northwesterly winds in the afternoon. The next warning will be issued by 4:00 pm WST Wednesday. This warning is also available through TV and radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

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