Roleystone bushfire alert downgraded

Firefighters on the scene of an out-of-control bushfire which was threatening lives and homes in Perth. Picture: DFES incident photographer Evan Collis
Firefighters on the scene of an out-of-control bushfire which was threatening lives and homes in Perth. Picture: DFES incident photographer Evan Collis

THE bushfire alert for the north-eastern part of Roleystone has been downgraded.

A watch and act alert was issued for people in or around Chevin Road, Peet Road, Raeburn Road, Brookton Highway and surrounding area.

The fire started near the intersection of Gwynne Place and Chevin Road and was reported at 01.21pm yesterday.

The bushfire is now contained and under control.

People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

WHAT TO DO

Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.

Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.

Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.

Read through your bushfire survival plan.

If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

ROAD CLOSURES 

Gwynne Road

Heath Road

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au OR CITY OF ARMADALE.

For up-to-the-minute information visit emergency.wa.gov.au