Residents urged to be cautious as Upper Swan bushfire continues to burn

Residents urged to be cautious as Upper Swan bushfire continues to burn

A FIRE that broke out in Upper Swan on Sunday night and burnt through 122ha of land is still burning.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said on Wednesday morning while there was no current threat to lives or homes, residents in Brigadoon and Upper Swan (east of Great Northern Highway) needed to stay up to date as the fire was still smouldering within the containment lines of Great Northern Highway, Walyunga Road and the Swan River.

Walyunga National Park remains closed, as well as Cathedral Avenue at Bells Rapids.

Great Northern Highway, Copley Road and Coondaree Parade are open.

People are urged to avoid the area and be aware of fire and emergency services personnel working on site, but if they must drive through, they should turn on their headlights, drive slowly and follow the directions of emergency personnel.

Road information is available from Main Roads WA on 138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.

For up to date information on the fire, visit emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337) or follow DFES on Twitter @dfes_wa.