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Media Release

Bushfire All Clear for Badgingarra to Coorow
Thursday 31 December 2009 – 10:30 AM

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people north of Watheroo West Road, either side of Marchagee Track in the Shire of Dandaragan and Coorow. The bushfire that threatened homes is now being held within containment lines and is under control. People should remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Crews are currently patrolling and mopping up and will leave the area safe.

 

WHAT TO DO:

It is now safe for people to return home.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

All roads are now open.

 

When returning home, motorists in the area should take extreme caution as there may still be smoke across some roads and fire and other emergency services personnel who are continuing their work.

 

For information on road conditions contact Main Roads on 138 138.

 

INCIDENT INFORMATION:

More than 100 volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters from the Shires of Dandaragan and Coorow, Department of Environment and Conservation and farm units have worked tirelessly since Tuesday morning protecting lives and homes.

 

They were supported by water bombers operating from the air.

 

Firefighters worked hard to get the fire contained and under control in difficult conditions.

 

It is estimated more than 10,500 hectares were burnt.

 

Fire investigation officers have arrived at the scene and will spend the day determining the cause of the fire.

 

No further media statements will be issued.

 

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