Gracetown bushfire contained
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.