Bull Creek: Bush fire at Richard Lewis Reserve given all clear

The fire at Richard Lewis Reserve in Bull Creek. Picture: Josh Zimmerman.
The fire at Richard Lewis Reserve in Bull Creek. Picture: Josh Zimmerman.

UPDATE: THE Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has issued an all clear for a bushfire at Richard Lewis Reserve that billowed dark smoke over Bull Creek for much of yesterday evening.

Firefighters responded to reports of a scrub fire at 4.45pm Wednesday afternoon and worked quickly to contain the blaze, which was adjacent to a Western Power substation and directly across the road from a number of Camm Avenue homes.

Murdoch Station Officer Ian Bransby said the fire was deep seated within the park and the dark smoke was caused by occasional flare-ups when dead trees caught alight.

He said the mild weather conditions and light winds helped prevent the fire from burning out of control.

Five DFES vehicles and more than 20 fire fighters remained on site throughout the night and parts of Camm Avenue and nearby Leach were temporarily closed to traffic.

The all clear was issued at 6.30am this morning.

Mr Bransby said because the park was an urban bushland area, fire fighters would not leave the site until it was completely blackened out.