Bayswater building fire shuts down Railway Parade

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A FIRE in Bayswater has caused Railway Parade to be closed to traffic in both directions.

Main Roads WA has tweeted that the road is closed in both directions between The Strand and Lawrence Street.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said two crews were on the scene and the fire appeared to be under control.

She also said the small fire was inside a fenced-off area next to the railway line, possibly from a nearby transformer that was on fire.

She said police were in attendance.

A Public Transport Authority spokeswoman said trains stopped on the Midland line at 1.20pm and resumed at 1.35pm.

A Western Power spokesman said they were contacted by DFES to attend a fire that was burning towards one of their poles on Railway Parade.

“Our attendance was called to make the area safe so firefighters could work,” he said.

“The ground fire caused an outage that originally impacted over 1300 customers but that number has been reduced to approximately 550 after Network Control staff were able to redirect power to around 800 homes.

“Western Power crews have assessed the area and will remain to repair parts of the network damaged by the fire.

“We urge traffic in the area to be aware we have two crews working in the area to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”

Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

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