DFES - Department of Fire and Emergency Services
000 for fire or life threatening emergencies
132 500 for SES emergency assistance
13 DFES (13 3337) for emergency information
General enquiries | Hearing or speech impaired contacts
SHARE: Refer this page to a friend

Media Release

Bushfire WATCH AND ACT message for Brigadoon
Tuesday 5 January 2010 – 10:30 AM

ALERT LEVEL:

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT message remains current for people in Brigadoon in the areas bounded by Caspian Way, Campersic Road, Range Road, Joshua Mews and Weir Road.

 

People have been allowed to return home but you should remain vigilant for signs of fire. There have been some flair ups reported.

 

This means that if you are in this area there is still a possible threat to lives and homes. You need to keep your bushfire survival plan activated. Be prepared to leave again if the fire activity increases.

 

If you do decide to leave for a safer place, leave while the way is clear and take your bushfire survival kit with you. Relocating at the last minute is deadly.

 

A relocation point has been set up at the State Equestrian Centre in Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon. People can bring their horses to the Centre.

 

BUSHFIRE BEHAVIOUR:

The bushfire is contained, but not under control.  Active pockets of fire are burning around Boulonnais Drive.

 

FESA was alerted to the fire at 3.26pm on Sunday 3 January. The fire started in Millendon in the vicinity of Weir Road and Range Road and has burnt through 180 hectares.

 

A cause is yet to be confirmed but people are encouraged to report suspicious behaviour to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Approximately 30 personnel are still on site including Fire and Rescue Service and volunteer Bush Fire Service firefighters.

 

Fire crews will be working in the area for the next few days extinguishing logs and trees. They will also be responding to calls about dangerous trees that may fall on properties and roadways.

 

DAMAGE

No homes have been lost but sheds, fencing and out buildings have been damaged. Firefighters have saved homes and infrastructure including small buildings and outdoor furniture. There has been scarring damage to some homes, patios and verandas.

 

A community meeting will be held on Friday evening at 6pm at the State Equestrian Centre to further update residents on the situation. This will include representatives from the City of Swan.

 

Residents are urged not to ride horses, bikes or go walking in the area for their own safety due to the fire zone and the movement of crews working on site.

 

Residents with questions on recovery issues can direct their calls to the City of Swan call centre on 9267 9267.

 

Some landlines have been lost in the area. Telstra has set up a relief phone at East Swan Fire Station on Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon where residents can report their telephone issues.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

All roads in the area are open to residents only. A speed limit of 40km per hour is in place.

 

Further clarification should be sought from WA Police or Main Roads WA on 138 138.

 

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE:

The City of Swan is managing the fire.

 

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Call 1300 657 209, visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au or listen to news bulletins.

 

END

 

 Your feedback on this content is appreciated

 
Was this information useful?