Esperance Bush Fire Brigades together with Parks and Wildlife Service, DFES, Esperance SES and the Shire of Esperance have been responding to numerous bushfires for some time. A number of these bushfires have been contained and controlled, however recent lightning has started new fires in Cape Le Grand National Park and north of Frank Hann National Park. Water bombers have been brought to Esperance today. There is no immediate threat to lives or property from these fires.
Through hard work and long days, a number of fires have been controlled and contained, we would like to acknowledge and thank all those involved.
Please be advised a Bushfire Watch and Act has been issued for campers at the Cape Le Grand campsite in Cape Le Grand National Park and campers have been advised to leave the area. Cape Le Grand Road, Dunns Road, Wylie Beach access, Hellfire Bay Road and Coastal Walk Trail between Le Grand Beach and Hellfire Bay are closed. Cape Le Grand National Park is closed. Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke. Crews are actively fighting this fire, and water bombers are on scene.
Crews are still working to strengthen containment lines at Parmango Road. The Kumarl fire (near Lake King Norseman Road) is being patrolled by local brigades and resources are being sent to the fire north of Frank Hann National Park.
Lake King-Norseman Road between Cascade Road and the Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy and Kumarl-Lake King Road between the Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy and Lake King-Norseman Road remain closed and there is no access to Peak Charles National Park. Parmango Road is closed.
For more information see https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#