Bullsbrook bushfire contained, threat remains

Firefighters in Walyunga National Park. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Firefighters in Walyunga National Park. Photo: Martin Kennealey

FIREFIGHTERS have downgraded the bushfire warning for areas east of Perth to a ‘watch and act’.

The fire has been contained, but the Department of Emergency Services is urging people to remain vigilant as conditions are changeable.

The good news came after a stressful night for firefighters, with about 100 of them battling a blaze that burned through 94 hectares of land through the City of Swan.

The watch and act alert is for people south of Smith Road in Bullsbrook, east of the Great Northern Highway, north of Walyunga Road, west of O’Brien Road and the Avon River in Gidgegannup and north western parts of Walyunga National Park.

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The fire started in Walyunga National Park and was reported at 1.18pm on Monday.

The cause of the fire is not known.

For the latest updates on the fire, visit emergency.wa.gov.au