Mandurah: Firemen fight listed tree fire in Riverside Gardens

A worker cuts branches off the Riverside Gardens tree damaged by a deliberately lit fire.
A worker cuts branches off the Riverside Gardens tree damaged by a deliberately lit fire.

FIREMEN spent the morning trying to extinguish a listed gum tree on fire in Teranca Road, Riverside Gardens.

The interior of the tree was proving difficult to reach and several limbs had to be removed.

The fire is believed to have been deliberately started by setting fire to paper packed into the roots.