Bushfire advice near Yanchep National Park following suspicious fire

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A BUSHFIRE advice has been issued for people travelling on Indian Ocean Drive near Yanchep National Park following a suspected arson attack.

The Parks and Wildlife Service issued the alert at 4.38am on Thursday, after the fire was first reported at 2.59am.

It started near the intersection of Indian Ocean Drive and Bailey Road in Yanchep and is still not contained or controlled.

Currently there has been 2ha burnt.

Though there is no threat to lives or homes, there is a lot of smoke in the area and people need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.

The smoke is expected to affect Yanchep National Park, the Yanchep townsite, Two Rocks, St Andrew’s Estate and surrounding areas.

If driving, Main Roads WA has also issued an alert to exercise extreme caution with reduced visibility in both directions on Indian Ocean Drive west of Bailey Road.

Drivers are advised to turn their headlights on, travel slowly and watch for emergency services.

The cause of the fire is suspicious and people are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.