Bushfire Update - 27th December 2023

Published on Wednesday, 27 December 2023 at 12:29:00 PM

Bushfire Update - 27th December 2023

The Shire of Esperance participated in an incident update meeting with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and other stakeholders today.

Updates as of 1pm, Wednesday 27 December 2023:

DFES is managing the incident known as Ned’s Corner, which started at the south end of Neds Corner Rd, Coomalbidgup. Volunteer Bush Fire Fighters are providing support on site.

Shire of Esperance is managing fires at Fields Road & Ridley, which are being monitored by local bush fire brigades. A fire at Buraminya is being remotely monitored.

Firefighters are working to contain fires.

Horizon Power are in the Coomalbidgup area replacing poles and restoring power to the area. Please see the Horizon Power Facebook page for updates.

This is a traumatic incident for all involved, as well as the wider community. Support is available, with the DFES wellness team expected in the Esperance Region from Thursday offering free services to all volunteer firefighters and their families. For the wider community, if these fires are causing any distress to you, please reach out to one of the following services: 

Australian Psychological Society - 1800 333 497

Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636

Crisis Care - 9223 1111

Department of Communities - 1800 176 888

Family Support Network - 1800 199 008

Headspace (counselling service)  (03) 9027 0100 (National Office)

Healthdirect - 1800 022 222

Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Mensline Australia - 1300 789 978

Mental Health Emergencies - 1300 555 788

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

The Samaritans - 13 52 47


There is help available, please take it up.

Please continue to monitor fire information at www.emergency.wa.gov.au, especially if you’re planning to travel as conditions can change quickly, and stay safe.

We will keep our community updated with information when it is available.

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