Bushfire in Carabooda deliberately lit

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The bushfire started near the intersection of Romeo Rd and Wanneroo Rd in Carabooda. File picture

A BUSHFIRE, which started near the intersection of Romeo Rd and Wanneroo Rd in Carabooda this afternoon, was deliberately lit, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

In an alert at 3.33pm the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) asked people to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The alert said firefighters were mopping up in the area and that the bushfire had burnt 7ha.

A bushfire advice is in place for people in an area bounded by Romeo Rd to the south, Wanneroo Road to the east and Alkimos Vista community to the north.

  • There is no threat to lives or homes.
  • Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
  • The fire started near the intersection of Romeo Rd and Wanneroo Rd in Carabooda.

What to do:

  • Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
  • Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
  • Close all doors and windows, and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
  • Read through your bushfire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan decide what you will do if the situation gets worse.

If driving

  • Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
  • Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
  • Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.

Bushfire behaviour:

  • It is contained and under control.

Road closures and conditions:

Roads have not been closed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, reduce speed and drive carefully due to smoke.

Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting travelmap.mainroads.wa.gov.au or by contacting the City of Wanneroo.

What firefighters are doing:

  • Firefighters are mopping up.

Extra information:

  • The fire was reported at 12.08 PM on 18 November 2020.
  • Currently there has been 7 hectares burnt.
  • The cause of the fire is deliberately lit.
  • People are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Police Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
  • City of Wanneroo is managing the fire.

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio, 6PR, or news bulletins.

During a power outage, your home phone, computer or other electronic devices connected to the NBN will not work. Include a battery powered radio in your emergency kit.

The next update to be provided by 11am tomorrow unless the situation changes.