Alkimos camper may have caused bushfire

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WA Police are still trying to determine if a bushfire in Alkimos this week was deliberately lit . File picture

WA Police are seeking information about who was camping in an area in Alkimos where a bushfire started on Monday, January 26.

On Sunday, January 28 WA Police said a bushfire, which started near the intersection of Waypoint Mews and Pacific Promenade had initially been reported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services as being suspicious.

A police spokesman said further examination of the scene located a campsite and it was believed that was where the fire started.

“It is not yet known if the fire was deliberately lit, but it may have been accidental,’’ he said.

About 9.33pm on Monday, January 22 the Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a bushfire advice for people on or near Shorehaven Bvd, Skysail Ave and Marmion Ave.

The alert said there was no threat to lives or homes and no immediate danger but residents needed to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changed.

The bushfire at that stage was moving in a north easterly direction towards the Caltex Woolworths Service Station.

At 11.42pm the department sent out an all clear saying the bushfire had been extinguished.

The statement said firefighters would monitor the area for the rest of the night and although the danger had passed residents needed to remain vigilant.

The department said 30 bush fire service and parks and wildlife service firefighters had attended the bushfire.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.