Fire fighters battling bushfires in Gnangara Pines and Bullsbrook

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in the southern part of the Gnangara pine plantation last week. Picture: DFES/Twitter.
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Firefighters at the scene of the fire in the southern part of the Gnangara pine plantation last week. Picture: DFES/Twitter. Stock image.

UPDATE: The bushfire at the Gnangara pines plantation is now contained and under control.

55 fire fighters from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Parks and Wildlife Service, as well as volunteer and regional services are on the scene, strengthening containment lines.

The fire has burnt through 15ha of land.

The cause is unknown at this stage.

 

EARLIER: FIRE fighters are at the scene of two bushfires in Perth’s north-east – one of which is burning out of control and unpredictably in Perth’s north.

There is no threat to lives or homes, however a bushfire advice has been issued for the southern part of the Gnangara pine plantation in the City of Wanneroo.

A second bushfire advice has also been issued for an area in Bullsbrook in the City of Swan bounded by Quin Road, Burley Road, Smith Road and Dirk Road.

The Bullsbrook fire has been contained and is under control, however Smith Road has been closed to drivers.

It started after a traffic crash earlier this morning.

The Department of fire and Emergency Services advice says there is “a lot of smoke” in both areas.

Motorists should be extremely careful when driving through the areas, watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

The Gnangara pine plantation fire was first reported at 5pm last night and has burnt through eight hectares of bushland.

Aerial support has been sent to help fire fighters at the scene.