DFES ex­tin­guishes out-of-con­trol bush­fire

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices fought an out-of-con­trol bush­fire in the south west of the City of Kar­ratha area last week.

The fire was re­ported at 8.38am and started be­tween North West Coastal High­way and Dampier Road.

It was re­port­edly a small but un­pre­dictable blaze burn­ing out of con­trol, mov­ing in a south west­erly di­rec­tion to­wards North West Coastal High­way in the south­ern part of Cooya Pooya in the wider Kar­ratha area.

DFES fire­fight­ers, Kar­ratha Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, Rio Tinto and City of Kar­ratha ser­vices were work­ing into the late af­ter­noon be­fore they ex­tin­guished it at about 4pm. The cause of the fire re­mains un­known at this stage.

A DFES spokesman, speak­ing last week, said the fire had posed no threat to lives or homes and there was no im­me­di­ate dan­ger, but asked driv­ers through the area to ex­er­cise cau­tion given the smoke.

No roads were closed dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

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