Sawyers Valley fire downgraded due to change in weather conditions

Picture: Christine Jane
Picture: Christine Jane

A FIRE in Mundaring which burned throughout yesterday has been downgraded overnight due to a change in the weather.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife announced they had downgraded the fire’s ‘Watch & Act’ status to ‘Advice’, but urged vigilance until the fire was extinguished .

They said the fire had been downgraded as wind conditions had changed and while there was no threat to lives or homes, there was still a lot of smoke in the area.

The ‘Advice’ warning is relevant for people 10km south of Great Eastern Highway near Gorrie Road, Chambers Road and Firewood Road, in and near the Mundaring Weir Village and near Mundaring Weir Road between Firewood Road and Lockwood Road in the Shire of Mundaring and City of Kalamunda.

Roughly 150 firefighters from DFES, Parks and Wildlife Service and Bush Fire Service attended the blaze last night and were aided by aerial support.

The fire was initially reported at 8.30am on Sunday morning near the intersection of Gorrie Road and Chamber Road and as of last night, had burnt 3,000 hectares of land.

The fire is being treated as suspicious.