ALERT LEVEL: An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in the eastern part of Pickering Brook in the Shire of Kalamunda. The bushfire that was burning near the intersection of Woodbine Road and Pickering Brook Road is now contained and under control. Firefighters have saved two homes and have worked tirelessly together with other agencies since the fire was reported at 10.17am on Saturday 9 February. The danger has passed but you need to remain vigilant in case the situation changes. WHAT TO DO: • Drive slowly and with caution due to smoke and emergency services personnel working in the area.
ROAD CLOSURES: No Roads are closed. WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING: Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters will remain in the scene mopping up. Earlier today 40 volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Bush Fire Service firefighters from Kalamunda and Roleystone and Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters worked to contain and control the fire after it was reported at 10.17am. They were supported by the Aircrane, two type three helitacs, one type 1 helicopter and two fixed wing water bombers. Firefighters have worked hard to get the fire contained and under control and protected two homes. It is estimated 2.4 hectares were burnt. CAUSE: The cause of the fire is accidental by farming activity. No further updates will be issued.
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