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Media Release

Boddington bushfire contained
Sunday 18 October 2009 – 1:15 PM

A bushfire which flared up around 10.30am this morning in Morts Road, Boddington, is now being held within containment lines. 

Fire crews have been busy protecting four properties and outbuildings on Morts Road.

At this time there is no threat to lives or homes, but people are asked to remain alert in case the situation changes.

Shire of Boddington Bush Fire Brigades from Quindanning, Maradong and Crosslands responded to the bushfire, supported by private mining fire brigades from Boddington Gold Mine and Boddington Bauxite Mine.

A total of 15 volunteer firefighters and five fire appliances are involved in the fire effort.

Shire of Boddington Incident Controller Matthew Thompson said an estimated 40 hectares has been burnt.

“The fire is believed to have been sparked by a burnoff of orchard prunings,” Mr Thompson said.

“A commercial orchard was destroyed in the fire.

“The volunteer Bush Fire Brigades and private mine brigades have all worked very hard to contain the fire.”

No further media statements will be issued on this incident unless the situation changes.


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