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Media Release

Bushfire ALL CLEAR for Banksia Grove
Sunday 10 January 2010 – 4:30 PM

An ALL CLEAR advice has been issued for people in Banksia Grove. The bushfire that started near Neaves Road and Old Yanchep Road is now being held within containment lines.

 

WHAT TO DO:

People should remain vigilant in case the situation changes.

 

WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE DOING:

Crews are currently mopping up and will monitor the area for the rest of the night.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Old Yanchep Road between Joondalup Drive and Flynn Drive is closed.

 

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:

27 Fire and Rescue Service, volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Department of Environment and Conservation crews have been busy since 3.40pm protecting lives and homes.

 

They were supported by three helitacs and two water bombers operating from the air.

 

It is estimated one hectare was burnt.

 

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