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Media Release

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Brigadoon
Wednesday 6 January 2010 – 5:55 PM

ALERT LEVEL:

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Brigadoon in the areas bounded by Caspian Way, Campersic Road, Range Road, Joshua Mews and Weir Road.

 

The bushfire is contained and under control. People have returned home but should remain vigilant for signs of flare ups.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Local volunteer brigades are still mopping up and will monitor the area with FESA staff for the rest of the night and into tomorrow.

 

WHAT TO DO:

Residents are encouraged not to ride horses, bikes or go walking in the area for their own safety as there may be falling trees and burning ash on the ground.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

All roads in the area are open

 

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

 

INCIDENT INFORMATION

Firefighters have saved homes but sheds, fencing and out buildings have been damaged.

 

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

 

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

 

FESA was alerted to the bushfire at 3.26pm on Sunday 3 January. It started in Millendon in the vicinity of Weir and Range Roads 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.

 

No further media statements will be issued.

 

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