Jandabup shed fire causes $200,000 damage

Fire crews attend shed fire in Jandabup on December 1. Picture: Josh Tucker
Fire crews attend shed fire in Jandabup on December 1. Picture: Josh Tucker

FIREFIGHTERS were kept busy at two large fires in Perth’s north over the weekend.

Volunteer bush fire brigades from Wanneroo, Quinns Rocks, Two Rocks and Bullsbrook attended a shed fire in Jandabup on Sunday night, as well as career firefighters from Joondalup, Wangara, Duncraig, Malaga and Ellenbrook.

Firefighters in Jandabup. Picture: Josh Tucker

The fire in two sheds on Hawkins Road was reported about 6.15pm on December 1, prompting bushfire advice for the area and road closures.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the cause was accidental from an electrical fault and resulted in about $200,000 damage.

DFES issued an ‘all clear’ for the fire on Monday morning, but urged people in the area to remain vigilant in case the situation changed.

Fire crews in Jandabup. Picture: Josh Tucker

Firefighters also attended a suspicious bushfire in the Gnangara-Moore River State Forest in Bullsbrook on Saturday, which was reported about 5pm on November 30 and burnt through about 80ha.

The helicopter water bombers are working hard to get the Bullsbrook fire under control. They are seen here collecting…

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The Parks and Wildlife issued an ‘all clear’ on Monday morning for the fire, which had sparked a ‘watch and act’ alert on the weekend.

A helitac collects water for the Bullsbrook fire. Picture: David Baylis

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au.

To report suspicious activity in bushfire-prone areas, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or 000 in an emergency.

Firefighters in Bullsbrook are being assisted by helicopter water bombers collecting water from The Vines. Video by Community News photographer David BaylisRead more here:http://bit.ly/34CAVRY

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Funding to reduce bushfire risks

NORTHERN suburbs councils are among the first to get shares of a $1.4 million State Government fund to reduce bushfire risks.

The cities of Joondalup, Wanneroo and Rockingham received funding support through the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to do more than 140 mitigation activities in high bushfire-risk areas.

The activities include reducing fuel levels, creating firebreaks and doing burn-offs and the funding comes from the Emergency Services Levy.

Smoke from the Bullsbrook fire. Picture: David Baylis