Firefighters kept busy by seven blazes
■ Seven scrub fires, at least two of them believed suspicious at time of print, have kept firefighters in the North West busy in the past week.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services confirmed a fire which started in MillstreamChichester National Park near Karratha last week was being treated as suspicious.
The blaze was first reported in the North West section of the national park, alongside the Karratha-Tom Price Road on Friday.
No roads or recreational facilities were closed at time of print.
As of Monday the fire remained uncontained.
Earlier in the week, a blaze was reported in Murujuga National Park between Hearson’s Cove and Burrup Road on Thursday.
The fire was dealt with overnight by Dampier Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service.
In South Hedland two threatened homes and last week.
DFES Pilbara Acting Superintendent Dave Diver said DFES and industry fire crews had been called upon to provide “asset protection” for Bosna Estate after a fire flared
fires infrastructure up on Wednesday. The blaze sparked up again on Thursday and caused Horizon Power to cut power to about 50 homes.
A Horizon Power spokeswoman said two pillars and some underground wiring were burnt out and four remote metering switchboards damaged.
South Hedland Acting Senior Sergeant Al Keough said cars, sheds and a caravan were also damaged.
Sen. Sgt Keough urged people to be vigilant in the warmer months.
Three fires were also burning in the Kimberley region, with one on Cape Leveque deemed suspicious and the other two with causes unknown at the time of print.
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour regarding any of the fires is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Firefighters on the scene at the Burrup Peninsula fire last week.