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The fire hotspots shown on the map are derived from the National Bushfire Monitoring System that provides information to emergency service managers across Australia. Source data is obtained from the NASA Earth Observation Satellites Terra and Aqua and is processed by Geoscience Australia. The satellites orbit the Earth collecting data in a path 2330 km wide. They pass over Australia up to three times a day.

Under ideal conditions, the hotspots shown have been detected 1-24 hours ago, depending on regional information received from the last satellite overpass. The hotspot location on any map (no matter how detailed) is only accurate to at best 1.5 km. The symbol used for the hotspot on the maps does not indicate the size of the fire. Not all hotspots are detected by the satellites. Some heat sources may be too small, not hot enough, or obscured by thick smoke or cloud. The satellites detect any heat source that is hotter than normal. As well as fires these may include industrial operations such as furnaces.

Prescribed burns today 28 May 2014
Written by RoleyNET   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 11:57

The following information was passed onto RoleyNET.

The following information has been issued by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is today conducting prescribed burns for nature conservation, forest management and to manage bushfire risk.

Smoke may be visible from these burns:

10km east of Kununurra
30km east south-east of Roleystone
10km south-west of Balingup

Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and carefully follow traffic management signs when driving through areas affected by smoke. People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

Prescribed burns create low-fuel areas in a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape, which help stem the spread of bushfires.

Prescribed burning is the primary tool available to Parks and Wildlife to manage fuel loads, which helps protect the community by minimising the impact of bushfires.

Details of the burns are available on Parks and Wildlife’s website at

Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999

TOTAL FIRE BAN 7th March 2014
Written by RoleyNET   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 23:41

A total fire ban for the City of Armadale is in place for Friday 7th March 2014. Click here for details.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 17:41
Introducing Firewatch
Written by Chris Horgan   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 00:00

This Firewatch page is available as an additional resource to aid in getting information regarding any fire risks locally in Roleystone.

Other sites worth monitoring are:

  • DFES (formerly known as FESA)  Emergency Alerts, accessible off the DFES Homepage
  • ABC radio station
  • Bickley Monitor wind direction on BoM and speed to help understand the direction a fire will travel
  • Wind forcasting from

The general public can also make an unoffical comment if they have something to report below.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2012 12:26
Roleystone Kelmscott Fire 2011
Written by Chris Horgan   
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 17:30

For future reference, final fire map for the 2011 Roleystone/Kelmscott fire is attached here...

72 Homes were destroyed. The fire was started by accident via sparks from an angle grinder at 11.45am on Sunday the 6th Feb 2011, near Brookton hwy/Stocker road. Gustly east winds were blowing all through the day.


Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 16:27
Fire Update Monday 7th Feb 2011
Written by Chris Horgan   
Monday, 07 February 2011 15:22

Can't see any hotspots on the map anymore. Three choppers were working on the Urch Road fire this morning - doing a great job. Things are looking better from Peet road/Raeburn Orchard looking down Stoney Brook.

But FESA are still issuing warnings - so best to stay tuned to them here...

Don't forget that there are still dangers that remain after the fire has passed. Please be careful and take heed of FESA advice.

For those not savy on computers (as reported by staff at the IGA)...
"Don't forget to refresh your browser when looking at the FESA site so you get the updates (click the Refesh or Reload button - or press F5). You won't see the new updates if you stay on the site without refreshing."

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 16:02
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