Fire crews kept busy this morning with Wangara business blaze and Yellagonga Regional Park fire

Yellagonga Regional Park fire. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Yellagonga Regional Park fire. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Picture: Martin Kennealey
The fire at Yellagonga Regional Park. Picture: Lucy Jarvis.
The bush fire in Woodvale. Picture: Lucy Jarvis.
Yellagonga Regional Park fire. Picture: Martin Kennealey. Yellagonga Regional Park fire. Picture: Martin Kennealey. Picture: Martin Kennealey The fire at Yellagonga Regional Park. Picture: Lucy Jarvis. The bush fire in Woodvale. Picture: Lucy Jarvis.

UPDATE: The Yellagonga Regional Park bushfire is contained but not controlled.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the fire was moving slowly in an easterly direction.

The cause of the fire has been confirmed as suspicious.

People are asked to report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

FIRE fighters were kept busy overnight battling a huge industrial fire in Wangara, before attending to a bushfire just down the road in Yellagonga National Park.

The Wangara fire is reported to have started in an aluminium joinery factory around 7pm last night on Dellamarta Road.

Fire crew on the scene this morning. Picture: Martin Kennealey

Up to 60 fire fighters were sent to the scene to bring the blaze under control, which they managed to do by about 8.30pm.

This morning, a bushfire advice warning has been issued for Yellagonga Regional Park, just over the other side of Wanneroo Road to last night’s commercial fire.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes, and there is a lot of smoke in the area.

Residents near the intersection of Duffy Terrace and Fallbrook Avenue in Woodvale should be aware of the situation and keep up to date in case it changes.

The fire is moving slowly in a north-easterly direction, however it is understood fire fighters are having trouble accessing the area due to the thick bushland.

The fire at Yellagonga Regional Park. Picture: Lucy Jarvis.

What to do if you live nearby:

  • If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear.
  • If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.
  • If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.
  • Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to the smoke.