Grace­town bush­fire con­tained

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

Vol­un­teer brigades brought a bush­fire near Grace­town un­der con­trol at the week­end.

The fire south of Vantripp Road and east of Caves Road es­caped con­trol of the pri­vate landowner on Sat­ur­day. Shire of Au­gus­taMar­garet River com­mu­nity emer­gency ser­vices man­ager Chris Lloyd said a triple-0 call was made for help when the fire on pri­vate prop­erty es­caped con­tain­ment.

“The Shire is­sued a bush­fire ad­vice through DFES due to the smoke and due to its prox­im­ity to na­tional park,” Mr Lloyd said.

“Northerly winds on the day were con­cern­ing.

“How­ever, fire be­hav­iour was mild. It was brought un­der con­trol with 20 vol­un­teer bush­fire brigade fire­fight­ers and sup­port from Parks and Wildlife and ma­chin­ery from (the) nearby sand pit.”

Smoke haze in the re­gion ear­lier this week was caused by Depart­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions burns 4km north of Mar­garet River.

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