Yanchep bushfire deliberately lit

Aerial support at the Yanchep fire. Picture: Steve Blowers
Aerial support at the Yanchep fire. Picture: Steve Blowers

AUTHORITIES say a bushfire in Yanchep on Tuesday was deliberately lit.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire, reported about 9am on November 26, started in high density scrubland and burnt through about 10ha.

She said people could report any suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Firefighters were called to the bushfire Tuesday morning north of the Splendid Park playing fields, with DFES issuing advice issued for people in the area mid-morning.

Fire in Yanchep out the back of the new Sports Centre

Posted by Steve Blowers on Monday, 25 November 2019

While there was no threat to lives or homes, DFES advised people in the area bounded by Marmion Avenue, Karril Turn, Chittick Way and Yanchep Beach Road to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changed.

Crews spent the entirety of today fighting a bushfire in Yanchep, prior to travelling home to clean and replenish the…

Posted by Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade on Tuesday, 26 November 2019

In its mid-afternoon update, DFES advised that the fire had burnt through 10ha, but was stationary, contained and under control.

The fire started near the intersection of Stevenage Street and Welwyn Avenue and had been moving slowly in a westerly direction in the morning.

Bushfire advice has been issued for part of Yanchep.

Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Service, Parks and Wildlife Service firefighters attended, with aerial support, and were mopping up by mid-afternoon.

Roads have not been closed but motorists were asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au for updates.

Posted by Yanchep and Two Rocks Community Watch on Monday, 25 November 2019