Police investigate suspicious bushfire in Pinjar Pine Plantation

The Pinjar pine plantation. Stock picture: Martin Kennealey
The Pinjar pine plantation. Stock picture: Martin Kennealey

A SUSPICIOUS bushfire burnt through about 1.5ha of the Pinjar Pine Plantation yesterday.

Several Parks and Wildlife Service, volunteer bushfire brigade and Forest Products Commission firefighters attended the fire, reported about 9.44am on January 20 in the Pinjar Motorcycle Area in the City of Wanneroo.

Authorities issued the ‘all clear’ advice about 3.50pm and asked people to report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.

There was a total fire ban across parts of Perth yesterday and the fire danger rating was severe.

The City’s chief bush fire control officer Paul Postma issued a harvest and movement of vehicles in paddocks ban from 10am to 6pm.

Be advised that the attached notice has been issued regarding a Havest and Movement of Vehicles in Paddocks Ban for…

Posted by Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade on Friday, 18 January 2019